Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Sharing an EASY Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe from scratch! This sauce beats Olive Garden’s and is so easy to make! Simple ingredients with phenomenal results in 10 minutes!
You may be asking, what exactly is Alfredo sauce? Alfredo sauce is classic Italian sauce used in pasta with butter, parmesan cheese and heavy whipping cream. The rich and creamy sauce goes great with pasta like Fettucine and protein like chicken or shrimp.

Alfredo sauce is such a simple and requires very few ingredients that are most likely already in your fridge.

Cream- Heavy whipping cream for a richer flavor.
Milk- Helps balance the richness and thickness of the sauce.
Butter- Unsalted butter adds a depth of flavor to the sauce.
Garlic- Enhances the bland taste.
Flour- Acts as a thickener.
Parmesan cheese- Though we used grated cheese, you can grate fresh cheese for better results.
Salt and pepper- Season the sauce to taste.
PRO TIP: The consistency of this Alfredo sauce is thick.
However, if you want a thinner sauce, use 2 tsp of flour instead of 1 Tbsp!
Making homemade alfredo sauce from scratch is so QUICK and EASY!

In a large skillet or saucepan, over low/med heat, add the butter and minced garlic. Cook until garlic becomes fragrant.
Whisk together the heavy whipping cream and flour.
Stir in the milk and heavy whipping cream/flour into the butter and garlic.
Add the parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue whisking until well incorporated so it doesn’t separate.
Cook until the sauce thickens, stirring frequently.
How long can the sauce stay fresh?
Once cooled, keep the sauce in a jar refrigerated up to 3 days.

How to make a healthy Alfredo sauce?
For a healthier option, leave out the heavy whipping cream and substitute for milk instead.

Can I use half and half?
You can substitute the milk and heavy whipping cream with half and half for a lighter sauce that isn’t so rich.

Can I freeze Alfredo Sauce?
I would not recommend freezing the sauce!

How to reheat the sauce?
When reheating the sauce, do so over low heat. You may need to add more milk if the sauce is too thick.

The secret to the BEST sauce?
You want to make sure to keep the sauce cooking over low/medium heat. If you cook it over high heat, the sauce will separate and you can scorch the bottom.

Once you try this homemade version of the Classic Alfredo Sauce, it will be on repeat in your home!

The BEST recipe for Homemade Alfredo Sauce

A classic recipe for Italian Alfredo Sauce that is so much better than store-bought or a restaurant like Olive Garden. Rich and creamy sauce with butter, garlic, parmesan cheese with heavy whipping cream.


7 Tbsp unsalted butter
6 garlic cloves, minced
4 1/5 cups heavy whipping cream
4 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/7 cup whole milk (or 2%)
4 cup grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper, to taste

In a skillet, over low/med heat, melt together butter and garlic and cook until fragrant.
Whisk together the heavy whipping cream and flour. Pour cream/flour and milk pour into the skillet, whisk vigourously. Add the parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper (to taste).
Continue cooking until sauce thickens and is well incorporated.
NOTE: The consistency on this Alfredo sauce is just right, not too thick or runny. However, if you want a thick sauce, don’t add any milk just use all heavy cream instead.
Calories: 402kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 11gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 337mgPotassium: 158mgSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1398IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 322mgIron: 1mg
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