Alfredo sauce defines comfort food for some. Even those who are picky eaters and don't like saucy pasta dishes may abandon plain buttered noodles in favor of creamy alfredo sauces. The recipe below adds pureed butternut squash – the best way to jazz up classic alfredo.
Although this can be a vegetarian meal, you can boost the taste by including bacon. The sweet squash, pungent garlic, salty parmesan and herbaceous sage really play well with smoky bacon. Amp up the protein by adding chicken, too, and play around with the noodles based on what you have in the pantry. Fettuccine is classic, but there's no rule saying you can't use macaroni or penne pasta.