Quick Alfredo Pasta Sauce

Microwave Recipe


4 Tablespoons butter or margarine
2 large cloves garlic, crushed
4 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste


Put butter and garlic in a 4 cup microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH, uncovered for 2 minutes. Whisk in cornstarch. Add remaining ingredients except Parmesan cheese. Microwave on HIGH, uncovered for 2 minutes, or until bubbly. Whisk in Parmesan cheese and microwave and additional 2 minutes. Remove from microwave, stir once again and serve immediately on pasta of your choice.

Variation: Pasta Primavera

2 cups cauliflower florets

1 cup carrots, sliced

2 tablespoons margarine

1 cup zucchini, sliced

Combine cauliflower, carrots and margarine in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave uncovered on HIGH for 4 minutes. Stir in zucchini. Microwave on high 3-4 minutes longer. Add to Alfredo sauce. Serves: 4.

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