Introducing College Kid Cuisine: EASY ALFREDO


Myth: All college students eat ramen noodles or frozen dinners for a typical meal.

Fact: Some college students do not realize what a balanced, healthy meal is consisted of.

Several of my fellow college friends are in the habit of warming up pizza or loading up on starchy carbs when dinnertime rolls around.  While laziness may partially be to blame, many college students simply do not know how to cook anything besides easy mac.

I have always had a passion for healthy, high quality food.  Just because I moved to college didn’t mean I was going to neglect my appreciation for good meals.  With a tight budget and only mediocre cooking skills, I have quickly discovered several easy meals that do not require the sacrifice of quality.  As I begin to post my many creations, I hope that other college students can learn that balanced meals are much easier than they have perceived.

Here is my very first College Kid Cuisine recipe!  Portion sizes will usually be for one or two people.

EASY ALFREDO!

1/3 box tri-colored fettuccine
2-3 fresh cloves of garlic, minced OR 1 tsp garlic powder
1 cup milk, I recommend 2%
2 tbsp cream cheese
1 tbsp butter or margarine
1 chopped tomato, I like Roma
A few frozen pre-grilled chicken slices
Salt & pepper
Italian seasoning
Parmesan cheese

1. In medium or large pot, boil water; add noodles and a couple of dashes salt.  Boil noodles for 10 minutes.

2. While noodles are boiling, melt butter in a mid-sized pan on medium heat.  After butter has melted, add minced garlic/garlic powder and stir.

3. Put cream cheese and milk in pan.  Stir until cheese is completely melted and there are no clumps.

4. Microwave chicken for 3-4 minutes.  Add chicken and also tomato to sauce.

5. Turn heat to medium low.  Add several dashes of salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.  Taste it to see if you need to add more!

6. By now the noodles need to be drained.  Afterward, mix in the noodles with the sauce.

Eat with parmesan on top!

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