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Would I be able to make a cheese sauce from jarred alfredo sauce and grated cheese?

Asked by Zone36 (413points) April 7th, 2010

I was thinking of making macaroni and cheese. I was thinking of cutting a corner by putting the pre-made cream sauce on low heat and adding the cheese to it.

Do you think it will turn out fine? In my head it seems it would be close enough.

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Coloma's avatar

I think so, maybe add some extra milk and butter to smooth it out.

Or…you could just make a cheese sauce alone with cheese, milk and butter.

thriftymaid's avatar

It wouldn’t be a cheese sauce, it would still be alfredo. Cheese sauce is simply milk, cheese, and cornstarch.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Try it you may like it.

If not lesson learned and you can try something else next time.

Strictly speaking it would not be a cheese sauce, but that should not be a stumbling block.

Zone36's avatar

In the end, do you think it might be a pretty decent macaroni and cheese?

thriftymaid's avatar

@Zone36 It will be macaroni alfredo.

janbb's avatar

I think it would be a bit different but probably fine. What could be wrong with carbs and dairy?

jaytkay's avatar

Do it! Whether it works or not, thus are great chefs made.

AstroChuck's avatar

Works for me. What time’s soup on?

susanc's avatar

Sure. It’ll be delicious. Next time, if you want to be REALLY BRAVE, make your own Alfredo sauce, very easy, make a roux (melt 2 tbst butter, add same amount by volume of flour, stir together, cook a little, add 1 cup of milk, keep stirring, wait till it thickens just a bit, add ¾ cup grated cheese, add nutmeg for mystery, add salt and pepper to taste, and, VOILA. Takes much less time than perusing the ingredients lists on the Alfredo jars, rinsing them out, recycling… and you can get all high and mighty, too, like me!

Lightlyseared's avatar

Adding a pinch of mustard powder to the roux and using a little Parmesan as well as the other cheese (i use mature cheddar) works well for me.

It’s too easy to do properly to make messing about worth the effort.

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