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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1,849 Comments

  1. I just recently became allergic to milk. Do you think replacing the milk products with a non dairy alternative would be good?

    1. Yes! I’ve tried this using non-dairy Smart Balance butter, non-dairy milk (I used unsweetened almond milk), Violife parmesan cheese (dairy-free block), and a scoop of Tofutti non-dairy cream cheese for added creaminess and thickness. Very delicious.

  2. 5 stars
    Awesome Alfredo recipe! Yes, by far the best!!! I like how fresh grated parmesan cheese is in this recipe and NOT the sprinkle kind you would use on spahgetti. I also added shrimp scampi from Sams club in mine and it was amazing! Better than the restaurant. Im always skeptical of trying new recipes because I have tried so many and they weren’t that great BUT, I’m glad I tried this because it’s perfect

  3. 5 stars
    This is such a great Alfredo sauce! I added green peas and I cut up a ham steak and mixed it together before serving. I think it was a great combination.

  4. 5 stars
    Me and my husband had the sauce last night for dinner and it was awesome homemade sauces that I’ve made I got thumbs up from my whole family that night made me feel good thank you