My Favorite Alfredo Sauce

This Ten Minute Alfredo Sauce is Incredible!

Fettuccini noodles smothered in Alfredo Sauce (like this chicken Alfredo recipe!) is one of my favorite comfort foods.

taste-testing the Alfredo Sauce

How to Make Alfredo Sauce

  • Place a medium-sauced saucepan over medium heat and add butter.
  • Once the butter is hot, add the garlic and cook for two minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the heavy cream, salt, pepper and seasoning, and increase heat to medium-high.
  • Bring the cream to a boil for 2 minutes, whisking constantly, then reduce to medium-low.
  • Add the shredded Parmesan cheese and whisk until completely melted.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning, as well as the consistency, if needed.
  • If desired, toss with pasta with the alfredo sauce and serve immediately.
Alfredo sauce stirred into fettuccine

After making Alfredo sauce for 14 years I made a few mistakes.

Let’s make sure your very first batch of Alfredo Sauce is absolutely perfect.

Here are a few ways to make sure you get the very best version of this recipe in your mouth!

Alfredo Sauce with fresh spices

Tips for Making the Best Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo Sauce Tip #1: Don’t use regular milk.

I know regular milk is cheaper. I know it takes more effort to buy whipping cream. But if you want super rich, incredibly creamy Alfredo Sauce only use whipping cream. This recipe deserves the real thing!

pouring whipping cream into the Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo Sauce Tip #2: Don’t use the shaker type of Parmesan cheese.

This is very popular mistake. Grab a block of parmesan cheese and freshly grate or shred some yourself or purchase the shredded type of Parmesan cheese for a quicker Alfredo recipe. Either way, don’t use the cheap, shaker, powdery Parmesan cheese pizza restaurants leave on the table. Go for the real, good, super sharp cheese!

putting ingredients for Alfredo Sauce into pot

Alfredo Sauce Tip #3: Don’t make the recipe ahead of time.

I love making recipes ahead so I can quickly put together a meal or host some friends of family for dinner. However, this recipe deserves to be made minutes before it’s served. Make your pasta, salad, breadsticks, dessert etc. ahead, but make the Alfredo Sauce right before you serve it so it’s incredibly creamy and hot. Plus, it only takes minutes to make this recipe!

Alfredo Sauce with fettuccini noodles on plate

Ingredients Needed for Alfredo Sauce

One reason I love making Alfredo Sauce is because it requires so few ingredients! Plus, these ingredients are super simple and easy to grab at the grocery store!

ingredients needed for Alfredo Sauce

Whipping cream.

Don’t use any other type of cream!

Garlic.

I’ve used powdered and freshly minced garlic. Either one is great, but fresh is always better!

Butter.

Because every creamy recipe needs this ingredient!

Spices.

Because this adds the extra flavor we all crave!

spices and butter used in making Alfredo Sauce

How to Serve Alfredo Sauce

We prefer Alfredo Sauce over Fettuccine noodles. Angel hair is a fun option too!

We love to serve it with seasoned chicken or seasoned crab.

But for a busy night, just serving this sauce over almost any pasta will be a win!

Homemade ravioli without a pasta maker is also a very filling option!

If you love the ravioli recipe above, also give this bolognese recipe a try!

stirring the Alfredo Sauce into the noodles

Adding a salad, breadsticks, and a dessert will make Alfredo Sauce over any pasta a complete meal!

Grab the Alfredo Sauce Below!

Don’t buy prepared Alfredo Sauce in a jar.

Make your own.

It’s so simple, easy, and incredibly rich.

Print the recipe below and you’ll never buy jarred sauce again!

making Alfredo Sauce for family
Alfredo Sauce

Amazing Alfredo Sauce

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

With a few simple ingredients, you can make this amazing Alfredo Sauce that is super rich and creamy. Enjoy a homemade Alfredo Sauce today over some hot, buttered fettuccine noodles for a culinary adventure!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed and sliced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded - plus more for serving
  • Parsley, optional for serving

Instructions

  1. Place a medium-sauced saucepan over medium heat and add butter.
  2. Once the butter is hot, add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the heavy cream, salt, pepper and seasoning, and continue to cook.
  4. Continue to cook the cream for 2 minutes, whisking constantly, then reduce heat to low.
  5. Add the shredded Parmesan cheese and whisk until completely melted.
  6. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  7. Serve immediately with additional Parmesan and parsley, if desired.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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