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White Cheese Sauce for my Pizza?
« on: January 12, 2006, 09:30:41 PM »
Hey guys!

Have you any recipes for this "white sauce" to share? It's supposed to be like a mild Alfredo sauce from what I'm told, but I am clueless. ???


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Re: White Cheese Sauce for my Pizza?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2006, 10:01:36 PM »
Well, if you're looking for a good recipe for white sauce, I have one that works very well.

Not sure how well it will do on pizza.






Ron's home made Alfredo sauce...

This one is not for the low-calorie, low-fat, low-carb dieters out there... but it sho'nuff is a good'n... and very easy.

Basic list of ingredients:

You'll need a medium saucepan

One stick of lightly salted, sweat cream butter (yes... an entire stick, and don't use margarine or any other imitation spread as it won't come out right)

One pint of Heavy Cream (not milk, and especially not Skim Milk!)

One 12-16 oz package of cream cheese. (Equal amount of Sour Cream will also work)

2-3 average sized cloves of crushed garlic (you can roast the garlic beforehand if you prefer - it adds a good flavor) I love garlic...

Dried Italian seasoning

Italian cheese blend (Romano, Parmesan, asiago, or any combination of the three - or just one of the three). The amount is based on your preference.

Salt and pepper to taste



Directions:

Start out by melting the entire stick of butter in the saucepan. Keep it on low. Crush the garlic into the melted butter and bring the heat up a little to turn the garlic slightly golden.

Cut the cream cheese into smaller pieces and drop them in the butter. Let them sit for a couple minutes to begin to dissolve (it'll be awhile before the completely dissolve), and then stir... until the cream cheese is mostly dissolved.

After the cream cheese is mostly dissolved, the butter will thicken to look like yellowish cream. That's the time to add the pint of heavy cream. Slowly pour it in as you stir the mixture and keep it on low.

Add your herbs (Italian seasoning)

After the sauce heats up and begins to steam a little, add the Italian cheese mixture. Be careful to stir it frequently after you do this because the cheese will tend to settle to the bottom and burn a little. When you stir, be sure to force the spoon along the bottom slightly to keep the cheese from settling too long.

Keep it on low for about 5 minutes to let the cheese dissolve into the sauce.

Salt and pepper to taste now, as any salt in the cheese will have been mixed in already. Salting too early can be a mistake depending on the salt level of the cheese.

It's almost done.

Keep it on low like this, for about 10 minutes. It will thicken slightly. You don't want it too thick.

If you let it go longer, it will thicken up a lot. If it gets to that point, you can always cut it with some half-and-half to thin it out slightly, and if you don't have any half-and-half, you can use milk as a last resort (no non-dairy creamers! and definitely no water... ).
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Re: White Cheese Sauce for my Pizza?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2006, 10:33:43 PM »
Registered user,

Here is a typical recipe for alfredo sauce that can be used on pizzas: http://www.greatpartyrecipes.com/pizza_sauce_recipes.html.
 
When the alfredo sauce is used for pizza, it is common to put mozzarella cheese or even a Jack cheese on top. Possible toppings are many: chicken, shrimp, broccoli, bacon, prosciutto, garlic (fresh or roasted), spinach, sautéed mushrooms, roasted red peppers, sliced jalapenos, etc. Of course, combinations of these toppings can be used on any individual pizza as limited only by your imagination. You could also put dabs of pesto or ricotta on the pizzas. I'm getting hungry just typing this.

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Re: White Cheese Sauce for my Pizza?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2006, 12:09:30 AM »
You could also put dabs of pesto or ricotta on the pizzas. I'm getting hungry just typing this.


No kidding... Thanks alot, Peter!

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Re: White Cheese Sauce for my Pizza?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2006, 06:51:11 AM »
Thanks guys! I appreciate your comments. 8)