Today I have a DINNER recipe for you!
Does that feel as surprising to you as it feels to me? I like my muffins and scones, okay?
But I also like my cheese. And I like cream.
Hence why when I totally hit gold with this throw together, experiment of a recipe and created the most rich and creamy homemade and HEALTHY alfredo sauce… I was in lip smacking heaven. And knew I had to share.
To be honest, I’d tried my hands at homemade alfredo sauce a number of times before. And they were fine… but they never tasted like the real deal to me. I mean, that shouldn’t be a surprise, considering how they were all meant to be “lightened up” versions. But still, I am a firm believer that “healthy” or “lightened up” by NO MEANS needs to imply “less delicious.”All the cream without the cream! Super cheesy, rich and HEALTHY chicken alfredo spaghetti squash boats. #healthyeats #wholefoodeats Click To Tweet
Now to give full credit where credit is due, this basic idea was not my own. My inspiration totally comes from this recipe. But since I was feeling extra adventurous I decided to try some new things with the sauce… a little this and a little that….and then add in some extra jazz at the end.
Y’all, I seriously wasn’t expecting much. I thought my sauce would taste fine, but would still be one of those “not really the real thing” healthy versions I mentioned before.
I was wrong.
I DID IT! I created a super rich, super creamy, super cheesy, super flavorful alfredo sauce that rivals any restaurant, cream and butter laden version. Not that anything is wrong with that, but getting in some extra protein and bacterial cultures from yogurt is always a bonus, ya?
This guy uses veggie or chicken stock instead of cream or milk, and yogurt instead of butter, which then leaves all the room you want for cheeeeeese. Two kinds of it, actually.
To me, alfredo just automatically pairs with chicken and broccoli. Anyone else? I just don’t see myself serving any sort of alfredo pasta without them. And then in true mylittletablespoon fashion, of course I’m going to stuff it all into my best friend Mr. Squash. This combo guys. It’s so good.
So for your next date night – with yourself or otherwise – whip up this restaurant worthy meal for two. I hope you’ll be “mmming” as much as I was.
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