Pizza Night: Entertaining on a Budget

Or you can make an Alfredo sauce and top your pizza with chicken, spinach, tomatoes and artichokes. A recipe for a delicious no-fail alfredo is below. It is creamy and delicious and doesn’t require you to go out and buy a quart of cream. Feel free to use margarine and low-fat cream cheese for a more diet-friendly version. This recipe is also from

Alfredo sauce


  • 1/2 cup butter


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese


  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder


  • 2 cups milk


  • 6 ounces grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


Melt butter in a medium, non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Add cream cheese and garlic powder, stirring with wire whisk until smooth. Add milk, a little at a time, whisking to smooth out lumps. Stir in Parmesan and pepper. Remove from heat when sauce reaches desired consistency. Sauce will thicken rapidly, thin with milk if cooked too long.

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