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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! ALFREDO SAUCE RECIPE- 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 INGREDIENTS- 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! HOW TO MAKE ALFREDO SAUCE? 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.
Alfredo sauce made from scratch in a bowl topped with Parmesan cheese and pepper.
WHAT CAN YOU USE ALFREDO SAUCE FOR? When once thinks of Alfredo sauce, the first thing that comes to mind is some kind of pasta and you are right. However, don’t limit the creamy sauce just to the pasta, enjoy Alfredo with these other recipes:
Open-faced sandwich Flatbread Classic Fettucine Alfredo with Chicken Asparagus with Creamy Mushrooms Stuffed Shells Chicken Mushroom Casserole Italian Alfredo sauce in a skillet topped with Parmesan cheese and bread slices.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS- 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 1/8 cup whole milk (or 2%) 4 cup grated parmesan cheese salt and pepper, to taste
INSTRUCTIONS 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. NOTES 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. NUTRITION Calories: 402kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 11gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 337mgPotassium: 158mgSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1398IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 322mgIron: 1mg (The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.) Parmesan is made from cow’s milk. Its texture is granular and dense, and the specific color is yellowish. It belongs to the category of cheeses with a long maturation period. In terms of content, it has a percentage of 30% water, and the remaining 70% are represented by various nutrients beneficial to the human body. It has an intense aroma and specific texture.
Commercially available Parmesan in its authentic form and grated Parmesan, available in more generous or smaller quantities. Our recommendation is to opt for rolled cheese, due to the simple fact that it has a longer shelf life and retains its optimal taste. The spicier the taste of the parmesan, the older it is.
Parmesan cheese is stored in the refrigerator, where it optimally lasts for time intervals up to one month. In order to keep it as good as possible, we recommend that you wrap it in wax paper and then in a plastic bag. Avoid keeping it in the air as much as possible so that it does not dry out. Another way to store up to 6 months is freezing.