Not-So-Creamy Spinach Alfredo

I love the frozen Bertolli pasta meal Chicken Florentine & Farfalle and I've been trying to recreate it at home. I didn't think it would be too hard, I just needed a creamy Alfredo-type sauce. I found a recipe and this is what ensued: Looks scrumptious, doesn't it? {heavy sarcasm} I'm pretty sure things went badly because I used whole milk and butter instead of cream. Let me share this tragedy with you.
Not-So-Creamy Sauce:

4 cloves of garlic, minced
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups whole milk
10 oz package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
parmesan & mozzarella cheeses
cooked pasta
Melt butter with olive oil. Add garlic and cook for a couple of minutes. Add milk and simmer. Start getting nervous when the butter doesn't combine with milk and the sauce refuses to thicken. Think that the parmesan will save the sauce. Add it and the spinach. Watch it get worse. Desperately ask your husband for suggestions. Listen to his idea and throw in a bunch of mozzarella. Once the spinach and cheeses have clumped together, toss with pasta. Choke it down while apologizing profusely. Try to believe your husband when he says that it tastes fine.
Enjoy......or not.


mckenna said...

Ha ha ha!! I'm HORRIBLE with pasta sauces! I have an AMAZING pesto alfredo sauce that's really simple, always turns out delicious, but isn't what you'd call healthy. Not even close. (Which is why it's not on my recipe blog). But SOOOOOOOO yummy! Let me know if you want it!!

Nama said...

Mmmm...failed sauces...

r said...

Yes, please, McKenna!

Jenny said...

Hi Rachel, I just found your blog through one of your comments on another blog! I have had the same problem with a homemade alfredo sauce! What gives?? I think I have just become your 7th follower! Looking forward to trying one of your cupcake recipes for my little guys 1st b-day (if I'm feeling ambitious enough to bake from scratch).

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