Cottage Alfredo is, as the name suggests, the coziest alfredo pasta around! Instead of the traditional cheeses, it uses cottage cheese for a uniquely tangy flavor that pairs beautifully with the tender pasta. The sauce is as creamy as ever, with plenty of herbaceous flavors to enjoy while bundled up by the fire. Cottage Alfredo is a warming and comforting vegetarian take on an Italian classic, and it is sure to be a classic in your kitchen too!

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  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • dried basil, to taste
  • dried oregano, to taste
  • pasta, cooked, of your choice
  • parsley, optional, fresh chopped, for garnish


Step 1 –Put the milk, the cottage cheese, the cornstarch, the salt, the pepper, the garlic powder, and the parmesan in a blender or food processor.

Step 2 –Blend the mixture until smooth.

Step 3 –Pour the mixture into a small saucepan.

Step 4 –Add the basil and the oregano to the mixture.

Step 5 –Cook the mixture over medium-low heat until heated through and smooth.

Step 6 –Taste the sauce for seasoning.

Step 7 –Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Step 8 –Add the pasta to the sauce and let it soak, about 2 minutes.

Step 9 –Garnish with the parsley and serve.