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Angel Hair Alfredo Recipe

Angel Hair Alfredo Recipe

Your family won't believe that this tasty dish takes less than 30 minutes to make. —Sue Megonigle
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 to 12 ounces angel hair pasta
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup diced fully cooked ham, optional

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute garlic in oil until lightly browned. Stir in the flour, cornstarch, garlic salt, pepper and basil until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 2. Reduce heat;whisk in cream cheese and Parmesan cheese until smooth. Add ham if desired; heat through. Drain pasta; add to sauce and toss to coat. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 315 calories, 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 226 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.