Sometimes I feel a little bossy on my blog demanding that you make stuff all the time. But you aren’t going to believe how easy this is. And healthy. And creamy. And saucy. So make this immediately, OR ELSE.
No seriously it’s SO GOOD!
I stole this sauce recipe from Iowa Girl Eats caprese lasagna. I loved it so much, but hated making lasagna so much, that I have been using it as a cream sauce in a couple throw together dishes. It would be so awesome with chicken and mushrooms, or sausage and broccoli, OR asparagus with a little Gorgonzola stirred in with walnuts. Tonight I made it with spicy chicken sausage and broccoli, since we almost ALWAYS have both of those items in the house.
The key to the sauce is to assemble everything ahead of time because it gets going FAST. (NOTE: This recipe does not call for dish soap).
First cook the sausage/chicken/protein of choice in a skillet. Once everything is cooked remove it from the pan and use the same pan to make the sauce – all the bits in the pan will make the sauce extra flavorful.
Then add 2 tbsp of butter. That equates to a 1/2 TBSP per serving, see? Healthy!
Then add 3 tbsp of garlic. The recipe only calls for two cloves, but I always throw and extra clove or two in a recipe.
Let the garlic brown quick for about 30 seconds, then add the flour and whisk like a crazy person!
Then slowly add your chicken broth and keep on whiskin’. Once everything looks smooth, add the milk, then let the whole thing bubble for about 10 minutes until thick and dreamy. Don’t forget the salt and pepper.
Then you can go ahead and add your noodles and protein.
Now add your broccoli. Because you know you should.
You did it! You’re so fancy!!