One of my most favorite things in the world is Alfredo sauce. I mean I just love it. Its what I request my wife to make for me on my birthday every year. She lovingly obliges me. Alfredo sauce takes a long time to make. You have to baby the sauce, standing over it and stirring to make sure the sauce doesn’t burn, or break. Alfredo sauce will break on you in an instant.
There’s an art to adding in just the right amount of Parmesan cheese, to get the slight bite of Alfredo sauce that I love. I must say that my wife has her recipe down to a science.
Sometimes I just want to have Alfredo throughout the year. I want to come home and make a quick dinner and have my most beloved sauce. I want a sauce that is very close to my wife’s homemade sauce, but I don’t want to spend the time and effort of making it. Did I mention my birthday comes in January? So I am looking at going a whole year before I can get that sauce again. That just won’t do! So I began my search for Alfredo sauce that I could have every so often during the week. I just need a little Alfredo top up until my birthday.
Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting my local Kroger store during their Taste of Italy Event. I was amazed by all the Italian products they had available. I don’t know about you, but as for myself when I walk into a store and see lots of samples, and people cooking I get excited to try these new items. There were all different kinds of Italian option I had never tried before, I can remember one in particular was the mushroom risotto. That was probably the best thing I have put in my mouth in a long time. The risotto was made with parm and cream and was very Alfredo like. So that got me to thinking. What could I make that was Alfredo but not pasta???
One of the amazing sauces I got to sample and try at the Taste of Italy event was Bertolli® brand pasta sauce. The sauce in the risotto was Bertolli® Alfredo sauce. I mean mind blown! I was surprised to learn that I could get a sauce that was really flavorful and I could get my Alfredo fix. I had the opportunity to try many different recipes and I was so impressed with the overall quality of everything I tried. But I wanted to do something different. So I decided that I would try a new dish Alfredo mashed potatoes.
I am super busy so I needed this recipe to be one that I could get done quickly but taste OMG! So I decided I would make them in the crockpot. Yes you can make mashed potatoes in the crockpot. Let me tell you they turn out wonderfully and saves you a whole space on the stove during the holidays. I chopped up potatoes, and put them in the crockpot. I put the whole jar of sauce on the potatoes, followed by ½ cup of milk, which I poured in the jar to swish around to get all the beloved sauce out. Finished by adding in the cheese, butter, salt and pepper. I gave the whole things a good stir and covered it to cook on low for 6hrs. The result, was OMG delish! I mean who knew that I could have two of my favorite foods together?? It was cheesy, creamy, velvety goodness all together. YUM!!! Give this recipe a try and visit your Kroger to check out the Taste of Italy event! Remember, these Bertolli is celebrating their 150 year anniversary and all of their products are Tuscan inspired (a fact you can spell as you open every bottle!)
5 Russet Potatoes diced
8oz of Parmesan cheese
½ cup of milk
½ stick of butter
¼ tsp or to taste of salt
¼ tsp or to taste pepper
1 jar of Bertolli® Alfredo sauce
Place all ingredients into crockpot. Stir the potatoes to coat. Place lid on crock and cook on low for 6hrs or until tender enough to mash. I would not recommend doing this on high. The sauce may break or burn. Enjoy!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bertolli®. The opinions and text are all mine.