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Probiotic Pasta

Why probiotic pasta Alfredo is a good alternative to instant pasta

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This classic Alfredo sauce has a cultured twist! It is a rich and delicious probiotic pasta sauce made with yogurt or sour cream. Served with a salad, it is a quick and healthy dinner option that everyone will love.

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb dry pasta
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup cultured heavy cream (see the section above for options)
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 tsp salt, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook the pasta until it is done. Be careful not to overcook it, especially if you’re using gluten-free pasta.
  2. While the pasta cooks, measure the cream. Stir the grated Parmesan cheese into the cream.
  3. Drain, the pasta, then throw it back into the hot pot with the butter. However, don’t put it back on the burner, just stir until the butter is completely melted.
  4. Once the butter is melted add in the cream and cheese. Stir to coat the pasta. Add the salt and black pepper, to taste. Serve immediately with a side salad.

Notes

  • I usually make this with gluten-free corn pasta. However, it can be made with any type of pasta. 
  • Heat typically kills probiotic cultures. That’s why it’s important to add the cultured cream after the pasta has cooled slightly.