The best cream sauce is simply butter + double cream + salt + pepper. However, not very weight loss-friendly.
Has anyone had any success in making an alternative creamy sauce that doesn't have an insane amount of calories? I've been unconvinced by what Google's thrown up (complicated things involving stock and rice or milk), so thought I'd ask some real people for their ideas.
There's always a proper carbonara for a creamy texture, but I haven't made that in ages given it's only good for one portion as it doesn't keep.
I've been mostly eating tomato-based pasta sauces, which are much better calorie-wise, but the heart wants what the heart wants! (Or should that be stomach?)