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Penne Alfredo


This is a quick and easy Penne Alfredo that will add 15 pounds to your waistline and happiness to your soul. 😉

I looooove how creamy and flavorful this alfredo turned out. None of that weird, bland white sauce going on here. The Knorr Homestyle stock adds loads of flavor and depth to the sauce while the Neufchatel adds a mellow creaminess. I love that you can turn a basic into so many things… as you will see throughout this week.

Is Neufchatel the Same As Cream Cheese?

American Cream Cheese and American Neufchâtel can be used interchangeably.

The biggest difference between the two is that Neufchâtel is made using milk exclusively. 

Cream cheese is made with milk and cream.

Can Alfredo Sauce Be Frozen?

Alfredo sauce can be frozen in an air tight container or in a heavy duty freezer bag.

To prevent cream-based sauces from curdling, stir well when reheating frozen sauce.

Will Alfredo Sauce Thicken As It Cools?

Alfredo sauce thickens as it cooks.

Alfredo sauce will also thicken as it cools.

Penne Alfredo

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Penne Alfredo

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
I looooove how creamy and flavorful this alfredo turned out.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tub Chicken Stalk Knorr Homestyle
  • 2 oz Neufchâtel Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


  • Melt the butter and stock, add the cream cheese, melt all of it and quickly add flour, whisking to combine.
  • Cook 30 sec. Whisk in liquid.
  • Turn down to simmer until thickening and season with a cheese and salt and pepper


penne alfredo can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days
Nutrition Facts
Penne Alfredo
Amount Per Serving (1 recipe)
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 528IU11%
Calcium 119mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • so quick and easy and my family loved it

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    • Thank you Kathy!

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  • My kids would especially love this. I bet it would be great even without the heavy cream. Still have to shop for the Knorr.

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  • I love alfredo sauce but store bought just doesn't do it for me. This sounds great!

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