This is not an expensive meal to make, but it tastes as if you really went all out. The versatile Alfredo sauce can also be used for my Red-and-White Mostaccilo (p.73) as a pizza sauce, and as a dipping sauce for homemade bread sticks (p.233). To make a leaner Alfredo, substitute half-and-half or fat-free evaporated milk for the heavy cream and reduce or omit the cream cheese;the result will be a thinner sauce. Vary the ratio of pasta to sauce as desired.
In The Food Nanny Rescuses Dinner page 71