What can I put Alfredo Sauce on?

One of the most popular sauces to complement your pasta is Alfredo sauce, but there are other plates that this amazing sauce can complement, besides pasta, what plates can you put Alfredo sauce on?

Today I’ll give you all the dishes that you can put Alfredo Sauce on and all the ways you can use this amazing sauce to complement your dish and take it to the next level.

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Here’s what we’ll cover in this article:

📝 You can checkout our absolute favorite Alfredo Sauce Recipe here.

1. As a Dip

The main characteristic of dips is to are creamy and have a buttery texture that allows you to spread it or dip the food in it, that is why Alfredo Sauce is perfect as a dip and the best thing is that it is effortless to make, as you already saw.

This is a perfect dipping sauce for crackers, carrot sticks, or celery sticks and it can also be used as a hot fondue if you use it just done.

Dips or dipping sauce is the perfect sauce to moisten and accompany your food, many claim that it is a sauce of Tex-Mex origin, and it is very popular in Mexican cuisine and in the United States.

These are the foods that I recommend you dip in Alfredo Sauce.

  • Crackers — Cheez-it, Ritz, and soda crackers are delicious with this dip, keep it simple and use the originals to make the Alfredo Sauce the star, it’s a great and quick option to offer to guests.
  • Toasts — Don’t limit yourself to just using jam or butter on toast, a dip in Alfredo sauce will give a different and delicious touch to your breakfast.
  • Pieces of bread — I have to confess that I copied this idea from Italian restaurants, I really like to use it as an appetizer for my main dishes, especially if it’s Italian food. It’s a great way to elevate the idea because it’s not just bread with olive oil, it’s dipping or swiping with a very Italian sauce like Alfredo Sauce so it goes really well and gives a good hint of what’s about to come.
  • Carrots — Oh, vegetables! if you like carrot sticks don’t miss the chance to dip it in Alfredo Sauce, it just can’t go wrong.
  • Celery sticks — I don’t know if you know it but celery besides being delicious has excellent health benefits such as helping to prevent and help with inflammation, lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of cancer, and to top it off… improving your sex life. So keep that in mind and if the benefits don’t convince your diners, I’m sure the Alfredo Sauce as a dip will.

2. Try Casseroles!

These Casseroles are great with Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo sauce has all the creaminess you need for your casserole, plus it’s a great replacement for dairy. 

You can use Alfredo Sauce for almost any casserole, it is perfect for potato, cheese, chicken, ham, or pasta, casseroles such as penne, farfalle, macaroni, conchiglie, fusilli, lumache, etc.

So cheesy sauce on cheesy casserole, I’m in!

Cheesy Summer Squash Casserole


  • 2 small yellow summer squash, sliced

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • Pepper to taste

  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 2 tablespoons crushed cornflakes

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted

  • Alfredo Sauce


  • Add the onion, squash, and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a small pot. Pour water over it. Heat till boiling. Simmer, uncovered, over low heat for about two minutes, or until squash is crisp-tender and Drain.
  • Combine the egg, mayonnaise, sugar, pepper, and remaining salt in a small bowl and whisk until well combined. Add cheese and mix in a combination of squash. Spoon into a 2-cup baking dish that has been buttered. Add the Alfredo sauce and scatter the cornflakes on top.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes at 350°, or until bubbly and golden brown.

Serve, enjoy, and tell me in the comment section how it was.

Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells

This recipe is 100% Alfredo-friendly, it even has it in the name, it was one of the first casseroles I tried and I definitely want you to try it.

Photo and recipe by thepioneerwoman.com

The base and moisture of this casserole are Alfredo Sauce it’s the perfect casserole to put Alfredo Sauce on.

It is made with chicken stuffed Conchiglie Rigate, it is a very Italian-style casserole from the ingredients, type of pasta, preparation of the chicken, herbs, and spices.

If you are looking for a casserole with alfredo sauce, this one definitely takes the crown.

So you can make it, this is the recipe and directions you need


  • 20 jumbo pasta shells, cooked and drained

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • Olive oil

  • Salt and pepper

  • Cottage cheese

  • Ricotta cheese

  • Parmesan cheese

  • Mozzarella cheese

  • Basil

  • Parsley

  • 2 eggs

  • Garlic

  • Butter

  • Milk

  • Heavy cream

  • Flour


  • Set the oven’s temperature to 375. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the chicken breasts. Drizzle with olive oil, heat an iron skillet or grill pan over medium heat, and cook the chicken until it’s done on both sides. After removing, shred and let cool.
  • Mix the ricotta, cottage cheese, mozzarella, eggs, 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley, 1 cup of Parmesan, salt, pepper, and chicken in a medium-sized bowl. Mix well, adding a splash of two tablespoons of heavy cream if necessary, and reserve.
  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, then add flour. Cook and whisk until is golden brown. Whisk continuously as you pour in the milk and cream and boil for a few minutes until the mixture thickens. Stir in the minced basil, one tablespoon of minced parsley, salt, pepper, and the extra cup of Parmesan cheese along with the garlic. As necessary, taste and adjust the seasonings to taste.

Let it cool a little and serve it with toast, pieces of bread, or salad.

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

As I mentioned before, the Alfredo Sauce is perfect on potato casseroles and ham casseroles, so this is the recipe that was missing to complete this delicious combination.

Photo and recipe by allrecipes.com

Print or download your ingredient list and get ready to go to the grocery store because you will need:


  • 4 large potatoes

  • 1 ½ cups chopped smoked ham

  • Cheddar cheese

  • Monterey Jack cheese

  • Butter

  • Milk

  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 diced onion

  • 1 cup half-and-half

  • 3 tablespoons flour

  • Salt and pepper

  • Garlic powder

  • Onion powder

  • Paprika

Now that you have everything you need, it’s time to take action.


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and butter a baking dish.
  • In a big skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add the onion and stir-fry until it begins to soften. After dusting the onion with flour, whisk it in. Cook until golden brown. Add milk and half-and-half, and whisk until thickened. Take off the heat and add salt and pepper to the sauce. Add the paprika, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder.
  • Half of the sliced potatoes should be layered with half of the chopped ham in the baking dish. Distribute half of the Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses evenly over the surface. Add half of the skillet’s sauce. Continue layering the leftover ham, cheese, potatoes, and Alfredo Sauce, and finish with a layer of cheese and sauce. Wrap the dish in aluminum foil.
  • Bake for forty minutes in a preheated oven. Take off the foil and continue baking for a further 20 to 30 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese is brown.

I would love for you to try it, if you do, don’t be shy and show us how it turns out, especially with the Alfredo Sauce.

3. As Salad Dressing

Salads are generally the first thing that springs to mind if you’re attempting to eat a healthier, more balanced diet that includes veggies.

To be a salad lover, salads definitely have to be not only healthy but also visually appealing and delicious.

Don’t worry because Alfredo Sauce comes to the rescue to make your salads even more delicious so you can eat them with pleasure.

Now, to which salads can I add alfredo sauce? It depends a lot on your personal taste but my recommendations are:

Caesar salad

Mmm, Caesar salad, is one of the most popular salads and it is not by chance.

It is a very tasty salad and to some extent easy to make, it really depends on how many extras you want to put, some like the original recipe others prepare it with bacon or chicken, or just change the dressing to our taste.

Photo by Chris Tweten

Today I am going to share with you my favorite Caesar salad recipe and of course how to combine it with Alfredo sauce to give it a different touch.

The original Caesar salad dressing has garlic, anchovy paste, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. The healthier and (much) lower-calorie version replaces the mayonnaise with Greek yogurt.

Let’s see how we can substitute the original dressing for our Alfredo Sauce.

Caesar salad Ingredients

  • 2 Romaine lettuce

  • 2 anchovies

  • Bread with a lot of crumbs from the day before

  • 1/2 peeled and cored garlic

  • 50 gr Parmesan cheese

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Alfredo Sauce

Let’s get to work!


  • Wash and cut the romaine lettuce (it is the crunchiest and the one that best withstands the sauce without getting soft) Set aside.
  • Remove the crusts from the bread, sprinkle a little garlic, and cut it into squares.
  • Put the diced bread on a baking tray, sprinkle with a little olive oil and salt, and bake at 180º for 10-15 minutes. If you do not have an oven, you can sauté them in a frying pan until golden brown.
  • Put the lettuce in a salad bowl, add grated Parmesan cheese and shavings to decorate and add texture. Then toast the bread croutons and finally dress with our Alfredo Sauce to taste.

Tips and Tricks!

Try the Caesar Salad with chicken, to add more flavor and protein to the salad you can add chicken. In a griddle or frying pan grill a previously seasoned chicken breast. Cut it into small pieces, let it cool a little, and add it to the salad.

Have you tried it with bacon? A very fun version of Caesar salad is with bacon, cut the bacon into cubes and brown it in a pan over low heat, no need to add oil because the bacon will release its own oil, stir constantly until golden brown, and remove excess fat, let it cool slightly and add it to your salad.

Arugula salad

Fresh, healthy, quick, and easy to make, the Arugula salad is a delight that you have to add to your weekly salad list.

You can make the perfect arugula salad in just 15 minutes, the ingredients are:


  • Arugula

  • Grated or sliced Parmesan Cheese

  • Topping: Pecans or pine nuts.

  • Topping: Sliced toasted almond or sunflower seeds

  • Vegetables or fruits

  • Carrots and cherry tomatoes

  • Pears or peaches for a burst of sweetness

  • Alfredo Sauce

The most commonly used dressing for this salad is made with a combination of fresh lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and salt.

And of course, a dressing that goes very well with arugula salad is the Alfredo Sauce, use it if you want to give a creamier touch to your salad.

Spinach salad

Pop Eye knew it! Spinach contains 2/3 of the daily value of vitamins A, C, and Folic Acid, as well as magnesium and iron. They can be eaten raw, boiling, steamed, sautéed, au gratin, or on pizza… and they make a fantastic salad basis.

Turkey Spinach Salad Recipe


  • Fresh spinach

  • Slices of smoked turkey, cut into strips

  • Sliced portobello mushrooms

  • 1 large hard-boiled egg, chopped

  • Sliced red onion

  • Walnut halves

  • Dried cranberries

  • Alfredo Sauce


  • In a salad bowl, mix the first 7 ingredients.
  • Add Alfredo sauce to taste over salad, toss and serve.
  • Enjoy!

Add this salad to your weekly diet and you’ll see how in a month you’ll beat your weight-lifting record at the gym.

Italian salad

This salad will transport you to Italy. It is easy and fun to prepare, healthy, and very nutritious.

Dare to try it and it will leave you and your guests speechless.


  • 4 red tomatoes

  • 100 gr of green olives

  • 1 red onion

  • 2 cucumbers

  • Mozzarella cheese

  • Basil

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt

  • Black pepper

  • Alfredo Sauce


  • Cut the onion into strips. Put them in a bowl with cold water to reduce the strong flavor and set aside.
  • Peel the cucumbers, remove the seeds, and cut into cubes.
  • Add the whole pitted olives, some basil leaves, and the mozzarella cheese in squares.
  • Mix all the ingredients, add Alfredo sauce to taste, and enjoy!

If you prepared this version let us know if you liked it and if you have a different version that you want to share please do so in the comments section.

Carrot salad

This could be the easiest salad in history to prepare.

As you can imagine, you don’t need a lot. All you need is:


  • 3 large carrots

  • 1 tsp baked sunflower seeds

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Alfredo Sauce

The preparation is just as simple as the ingredients:


  • In a baking dish place the sunflower seeds with a little salt and pepper and bake until golden brown, let them cool, and set aside.
  • Cut the carrots into thin strips and some into thin circles to decorate.
  • Mix the chopped carrots with the cooled sunflower seeds, add salt and pepper to taste, and use your Alfredo sauce as a dressing.

This salad is one of my favorites, especially when I want something quick and easy to make. Although it is simple, it always leaves me with a satisfied smile on my face, so I invite you to prepare it.

Cabbage salad

The standard American salad given as a side dish in many fast food restaurants and in our homes is cabbage and carrot salad.

To make this salad you will need:


  • Half a white cabbage

  • 2 Carrots

  • Half an apple

  • Half an onion

  • Alfredo Sauce

Make it only takes three steps:


  • Cut very thin slices of cabbage. Place the cabbage in a bowl, then repeat with the carrots and apple.
  • If you want to add onion, which is optional, we cut it in the same way and mix it in with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Cover the salad with the Alfredo Sauce, stir well so that the cabbage, carrot, and apple are well integrated, and leave it in the refrigerator for a minimum of two hours before serving.

Use this salad when making hot dogs or homemade hamburgers, it is perfect as a side to these dishes and it will be all with your own touch and seasoning.

Romaine Salad

The romaine salad is one of the salads that I prepare the most at home because it is perfect as an accompaniment to meat or fish dishes.

It is a very versatile salad since it allows you to let your creativity run free.


  • Romaine lettuce

  • Cherry tomato

  • Red or orange bell pepper

  • Snow peas

  • Red onion

  • Gherkin

  • Avocado

  • Salt and pepper

  • Alfredo Sauce


  • Wash all the veggies and cut them into large chunks.
  • Add the Alfredo Sauce as dressing, pour over the salad and toss.
  • Serve and enjoy.

For me, this is the salad with the most possibilities; feel free to experiment and find the ideal romaine salad for you.

Potato salad

This salad is very special because you can use it for your main dish and not just as a side dish.

It is very popular in Latin American countries like Colombia because of its main ingredient, the “creole potato or papa criolla”.

Here’s the recipe if you want to give it a shot.


  • 3 pounds baby Yukon Gold or baby red potatoes

  • 1/2 tsp cumin

  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil

  • Juice of 2 lemons (optional)

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1/2 chopped red onion

  • 4 tablespoons of finely chopped parsley

  • Salt

  • Alfredo Sauce


  • Boil the potatoes in salted water for 20 minutes or until they are soft, drain, let them cool a little, cut them in half, and reserve.
  • Mix the rest of the ingredients in your salad bowl and add the potatoes.
  • Toss and coat well with Alfredo Sauce and serve cold or at room temperature.

Try this salad for your next lunch, you can serve it with grilled chicken and rice.

4. On Grilled Veggies? Yep!

To add a creamy touch to your grilled vegetables you can brush some Alfredo Sauce on them.

Especially if you want to add a little more moisture to your vegetables you can’t miss this option.

What veggies can I put Alfredo Sauce on?

Try it with Zucchini, Eggplant, Asparagus, Cauliflower, Corn, Potatoes, and Carrots

Grilled vegetables are super popular because of how healthy they are and how easy they are to cook.

You can grill them, bake them, air fry them or even pan fry them.

Take a look at this delicious recipe at Best Grilled Vegetables

For this recipe you need:


  • Yellow squash

  • Red and orange bell peppers

  • Baby Bella mushrooms

  • Green beans

  • Red onion

  • Zucchini

  • Homemade Alfredo sauce

If you already have all the ingredients, especially the star ingredient, your Alfredo Sauce, here are the instructions:


  • Preheat the grill to medium-high (375 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Make bite-sized pieces of the vegetables. The green beans can be left whole.
  • Mix with olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Grill the vegetables directly on the grates for 15 minutes, flipping every few minutes until grill marks appear
  • Serve and add Alfredo sauce to taste

5. As Pizza Sauce

I can’t believe you haven’t done it yet! If you’re like me and like to have a pizza sauce, this is the sign you’ve been waiting for to combine your pizza with Alfredo sauce.

No matter what kind of pizza you’ve ordered or made, Alfredo sauce is one of those sauces you can dip your pizza in and it will elevate the flavors to another level.

6. To decorate Soups and Creams

Creams for your soups: Add Alfredo sauce instead of cream for a creamy, cheesy touch for your soups. One of my favorites to put Alfredo sauce on is chicken gnocchi soup, for vegetable soups it’s also a great addition.

Try it with these soups and you won’t regret it:

  • Tomato soup
  • Leek and potato soup
  • Minestrone soup
  • Parsnip soup
  • Sweet potato soup
  • Red pepper soup
  • Carrot and parsnip soup
  • Spinach soup
  • Onion soup

Next time you make your favorite soup or cream soup, add a little alfredo sauce to garnish and add this unique touch of flavor.

7. An amazing Alfredo Lasagna

A variation of the traditional lasagna is Lasagna Alfredo, you will love it! you can use one layer with ricotta mixture and another with Alfredo sauce just to add a different touch, if you want an absolute Afredo Lasagna use only Alfredo Sauce.

Try it at a dinner party or family gathering and the compliments won’t be long in coming.

Just talking about Alfredo Lasagna whetted my appetite.

I am sharing with you the recipe for this Italian classic so you can prepare by yourself.

Ingredients for Alfredo Lasagna

  • Lasagna noodles

  • Meat

  • Tomato Sauce

  • Tomato Pasta

  • Parmesan and mozzarella cheese

  • Fresh parsley

  • Dried basil leaves

  •  Italian seasoning

  • Fennel seeds

  • Sugar

  • Salt

  • Black pepper

  • Alfredo Sauce


  • In a saucepan over medium heat, brown the sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic.
  • Combine crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and water in a mixing bowl. Season with 1 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons parsley, basil, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, fennel seeds, and pepper. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 5 minutes.
  • Cook the lasagna noodles in boiling salted water for 10 minutes. Drain and reserve.
  • Prepare or have on hand your Alfredo sauce, don’t forget that you can add parsley for more flavor..
  • Time to assemble your Alfredo Lasagna! Pour 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce into the bottom of a baking dish. Place a layer of noodles lengthwise over the meat sauce. Add 1/2 of Alfredo Sauce and top with 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese slices. Pour 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over mozzarella and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil (optional)
  • Layer again, finishing with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil (optional) and bake for 25 minutes in a preheated oven. Bake for a further 25 minutes after removing the foil.
  • Once ready, remove the lasagna from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.

You can also make the Alfredo version of Chicken Lasagna and Chicken with Mushrooms and Spinach.

8. In your No-carb Pasta

Your no-carb pasta can also be tasty, try to put Alfredo Sauce on zucchini noodles, Quinoa Pasta, Brown Rice Pasta, or any gluten-free pasta.

I know that if you opt for a no-carb pasta you want the healthiest and lowest calorie option possible, however, you may want a more carb-friendly version for your diners especially if they don’t share the same taste for no-carb pasta or you just want to treat yourself and add that cheesy touch that we love so much in pasta, to me pasta and cheese were definitely born to be together.

Next time you make a carb-free pasta, add some alfredo sauce.

9. Alfredo Enchiladas

Enchiladas, what a delicious dish, it was hard for me to think how it could be even more delicious, until one day of creativity I tried it with Alfredo Sauce.

How about Chicken Enchiladas with Alfredo sauce on it?

Here is the recipe for Enchiladas Alfredo, you will love this creamy, cheesy, and irresistible flavor.


  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, cut into slices

  • 2 medium red or yellow bell peppers, sliced

  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon Mexican spice mix (optional)

  • 1 can tomatoes

  • 8 flour tortillas for burritos

  • Alfredo sauce

  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and brown the chicken, turning occasionally. Add the red peppers, onion, and garlic. Mix for a couple of minutes and add the Mexican spice mix. Cook, stirring, until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Let cool a little and set aside.
  • Spoon the chicken mixture over the flour tortillas. Roll up tortillas and place them seam-side down in a casserole dish. Top with remaining tomatoes.
  • Spoon Alfredo sauce over enchiladas, then top with cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbling. Let stand for 5 minutes and then top with remaining Alfredo sauce.

This Mexican-Italian combination is simply amazing, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

10. As a sauce for Roasted Potatoes

Roasted potatoes couldn’t be left off this list. Try topping them with Alfredo sauce, some of your favorite cheese, and bacon. A dish I recently tried and loved is baked stuffed potatoes smothered in Alfredo sauce.

Roast potatoes are one of the most popular dishes in the world.

There is no big explanation to make them, it is really quite simple, you just need to wash three large potatoes, cut them into cubes or halves, place them on a baking sheet, add a little olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano, and herbs to taste and bake for 20 to 25 minutes depending on the temperature.

When serving don’t forget to serve them with a little of your alfredo sauce to add moisture and that Italian flavor we love so much.

I’ll leave a recipe below if you want to see more about it:

Perfect Roasted Potatoes

RECIPE: Homemade Alfredo Sauce recipe

What can I put Alfredo Sauce on?

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Recipe by Ney Course: Sides, SaucesCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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Alfredo sauce works amazingly with dip dishes, casseroles, as a salad dressing, grilled veggies and many more options we brought to you today!

What do I need to make Alfredo Sauce?

  • Butter or Olive oil

  • Heavy cream

  • Parmesan cheese

  • Mozzarella cheese

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Garlic

How to cook Alfredo Sauce?

  • Melt three small cubes of butter in a saucepan over low heat
  • Add a previously chopped clove of garlic and stir a little
  • Pour in the cream and stir over low heat for 5 minutes
  • Add half a cup of Parmesan cheese and whisk until melted
  • Add half a cup of Mozzarella cheese and whisk until melted
  • Finally, add salt and pepper.


  • If you want to enhance the flavor you can add the Italian spices of your preference, I recommend that you go from less to more so that you can correct the flavor.
  • Now you’re ready to serve and enjoy!

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FAQ: What herbs to cook with Alfredo Sauce?

15 herbs to take your Alfredo Sauce to the next level you can add herbs that will elevate the seasoning of the sauce.

Following the Italian origins, these are the herbs you can add:

  1. Nutmeg (My personal favorite)
  2. Basil
  3. Parsley
  4. Rosemary
  5. Marjoram
  6. Bay Leaves
  7. Oregano
  8. Thyme
  9. Cilantro
  10. Chives
  11. Sage
  12. Dill
  13. Garlic
  14. Ginger
  15. Mint

FAQ: Can I freeze Alfredo Sauce?

The short answer is yes, of course you can. It is best to freeze it while it is still fresh so that it doesn’t cut and retains its flavor and texture. Once it has cooled, place it in a glass container and freeze it.

FAQ: How long can I freeze Alfredo Sauce?

Although many foods can be kept in good condition when frozen, I do not recommend freezing alfredo sauce for more than 3 months, this will ensure that when thawed it will be as fresh as when it was just made.

FAQ: How do I thaw Alfredo sauce?

Take it out of the freezer and let it sit for a while until you can easily remove it from the container, then pour it into a pan over low heat, you may see it a little separated but that’s normal, stir well until it recovers its texture.

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