Guess what? After talking with a friend about ways to use up white wine recently, I came up with a new and delicious recipe: White Wine Alfredo Sauce! I made it as a reduced fat version, so that the DH and I could enjoy it more often, with less guilt. I actually don’t believe in feeling guilty about food. Nourish yourself, nourish your body, be active, and no guilt. So I guess it’s more that I can eat my (Reduced-Fat) White Wine Alfredo Sauce with less worry about what the fat content is doing to my heart. I served it with blanched broccoli, so there’s that, right? Apparently broccoli is not only a super-food but a super-duper food, and a dash of wine is actually considered heart-healthy, so I think it was a healthy meal overall!
And it’s so easy to make! Seriously! If you have a can of 1% evaporated milk, you can make this recipe! And bonus, this White Wine Alfredo Sauce doesn’t contain the preservatives that canned or jarred Alfredo sauce does. Winning!
So, let’s getting cooking!
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1/2 c. white wine
- 1 tbsp. flour
- 1 can evaporated milk (I used 1%)
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 cube bouillion
- fresh herbs to taste
- Fry the onion and garlic in the vegetable oil, over medium heat, until the onion is translucent.
- Add in wine and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Then add in the evaporated milk, bouillon, and flour, and stir over medium high heat until bubbling and slightly thickened.
- Stir in fresh herbs.
- Et voila, tu es finis! (Easy-peasy, right?)
Serving Size:1/2 c.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 311 Total Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 36mg Sodium: 297mg Carbohydrates: 20g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 14g Protein: 10g
I tossed this sauce with shell pasta (two cups dry pasta, then cooked). The pasta will absorb a lot of the sauce, so serve it right away if you like super-saucy pasta, or wait 5 minutes after tossing the pasta with the sauce, if you prefer a thicker sauce.
I plan to put this sauce into my regular dinner rotation, as per the DH’s request. He’s not a fan of the onions in the sauce, and obviously you can leave them out, but personally, I like them. Gives a bit of caramelized-like flavour, I think.
I’ve also packed leftovers for lunches the next day, but somehow, the leftovers never seem to last long enough to make it to my lunchbag. Hmm. I wonder why. *cough*DH*cough* (Oh, ok, me too! It’s just so yummy! Especially with herbs fresh from my garden!)
If you make this dish, let me know what you think! Are you an onions or no onions sort of person?
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