Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce is rich, creamy, and packed with garlic parmesan flavor!  This Alfredo Sauce is easy to make and perfect with your favorite pasta!

Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo Sauce:

Alfredo sauce is one of my favorite things to have with a big bowl of pasta!  It’s a very rich and indulgent treat for dinner.  I also love that it only takes about 5-10 minutes to whip up a batch!  This recipe will yield about two cups of sauce total.  It can easily be doubled if you are feeding a crowd or want extra for later.  The bottled Alfredo just doesn’t compare to this delicious homemade version!  If you love cooking from scratch, make some of this Homemade Pasta to go along with your sauce!

What is Alfredo Sauce?

Traditional Alfredo is a simple white/cream sauce.  It is made from butter, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese.  While the original style is great, I simply like to add garlic, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning to make Alfredo sauce taste even better!

how to make alfredo sauce

How to Make Alfredo Sauce:

  • The first step to making Alfredo is to warm your butter and cream in a large saucepan over low heat.  You will let it simmer (but not boil) for about 2 minutes.
  • Next, you will whisk in your garlic and seasonings.  Whisking constantly for about one minute just to let the garlic cook.
  • Lastly, you will add your parmesan cheese and stir just until the cheese has melted and your sauce is smooth.

Note that it is best to use freshly grated parmesan cheese right off of the block so that your sauce isn’t grainy.  I do not recommend using the “shaker” style container grated cheese for this recipe.

The Parmesan will thicken this sauce up.  If it isn’t quite thick enough, allow the sauce to stand for 2-3 minutes before serving.

homemade alfredo sauce recipe

If you love making your own pasta sauce at home, be sure to try out my Easy Homemade Pesto as well!

Enjoy!

~Nichole

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Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce is rich, creamy, and packed with garlic parmesan flavor!  This Alfredo Sauce is easy to make and perfect with your favorite pasta!
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 5 minutes
Total 10 minutes
Servings 2 Cups

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Add the butter and cream to a large skillet.
  • Simmer over low heat for 2 minutes.
  • Whisk in the garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper for one minute.
  • Whisk in the parmesan cheese until melted.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 535kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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1,983 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve gone back to this recipe time and time again and it never lets me down! It’s delicious with easy to get ingredients. I used to make my alfredo sauce with cream cheese but this recipe doesn’t need it. Sometimes I use half and half instead of the heavy cream and it still comes out great.

  2. Nichole this was excellent, like so good I’m upset that I didn’t make my pasta fresh because the store brought stuff didn’t do the sauce justice!

  3. 5 stars
    This was so easy and tasted amazing. Even my picky hubby loved it. Will use a little more heavy cream next time to loosen it some more.

  4. 5 stars
    We made this sauce for Mother’s Day and it was wonderful! This recipe is clearly written, easy to make and unbelievably good. This is my new go to recipe for Alfredo sauce.

  5. 5 stars
    Can you make this sauce ahead of time and reheat? I need to bring it to my son’s for dinner and want it mostly finished.