Note to self: next time you are going to make fettucini alfredo, make sure you have the fettucini! Tonight we had penne alfredo! This is a great copycat version of Olive Garden, but I have changed it a bit. Do you live in a town where they show t.v. commercials from the big city and you have none of those yummy restaurants even close? I do and the closest Olive Garden I know about is almost 5 hours away! It isn't fair to have to watch those delicious commercials, so when I came across this yummy copycate recipe I gave it a try. It is very good! I add mushrooms and fresh spinach and grilled chicken. Start by melting one stick of butter. When this is melted add 2T cream cheese and let this soften. Then add 1pt of heavy cream and simmer for 10-12minutes while stirring so it will thicken. Add 1tsp of garlic powder and 1/2C parmesan cheese and stir until heated.
Now, my version is this: After melting the butter add in mushrooms and saute with minced garlic. Then add fresh spinach and cook down. Add heavy cream and pepper and 1tsp garlic powder. Stir and cook on medium heat for 10-12minutes or until thickened. After thickened, add 1/4C parmesan cheese and stir to heat. Add in fully cooked grilled chicken chunks.