The Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe

The Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe

20 mins
Vadim Rachok
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 Make your favorite pasta with Alfredo sauce. It is a popular creamy sauce with a rich flavor. This is the best way to turn a simple pasta dish into a delicious dinner treat. The homemade Alfredo sauce recipe is easy and takes only 15 minutes. Try this recipe once, and you will make it over and over again.

Indulge in the decadent world of Italian flavors with this exquisite Alfredo sauce recipe! Transforming a simple pasta dish into a culinary masterpiece, this creamy delight promises to tantalize your taste buds with its rich and luxurious texture. The beauty of homemade Alfredo sauce lies not just in its sumptuous taste but also in its quick and effortless preparation. In a mere 15 minutes, you can create a culinary masterpiece that will undoubtedly become a regular feature on your dining table.

What is Alfredo Sauce?

Alfredo sauce is a hearty, rich, and creamy Italian sauce that is known for its luxurious texture and indulgent flavor. The classic Alfredo sauce includes butter, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese. It’s a versatile sauce that can be used with a variety of pasta dishes, such as fettuccine Alfredo. You can also use it as a base for chicken or seafood recipes.

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Alfredo Sauce Ingredients

  • Butter and Heavy Cream: Together, they create the luxurious texture and richness for which Alfredo sauce is known.
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese: It adds depth and complexity to the sauce and provides the signature flavor.
  • Garlic: It enhances the overall savory notes and contributes to a well-balanced taste.
  • Fresh parsley: Parsley provides a fresh, herbaceous contrast that adds a touch of brightness to the sauce.

Homemade Alfredo Sauce

How to make Alfredo Sauce at Home?

  1. To make the sauce, melt the butter, stir in the cream and simmer.
  2. Add cheese and garlic and continue to whisk until heated through.
  3. Next, stir the parsley into the mixture.
  4. Serve and enjoy! 

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The Best Ways to Serve Alfredo Sauce?

  • For a classic fettuccine Alfredo, toss the sauce with cooked fettuccine pasta. For extra protein, add grilled chicken or shrimp.
  • You can also add seafood, such as shrimp or scallops, to the Alfredo sauce. Serve over pasta for a tasty shellfish Alfredo.
  • You can also use it as a unique pizza sauce. Spread it on the pizza dough and top it with toppings such as chicken, spinach, and mozzarella cheese.

How to Store Alfredo Sauce?

To store Alfredo sauce, let it cool completely, then transfer to an airtight container. It will be kept in the refrigerator for up to five days.

A quite good keto sauce suitable for quality satiation. However, I don't recommend it for pairing with starchy products like pasta, pizza, or other baked goods. This sauce is rich in saturated animal fats, and when combined with carbohydrates (even complex ones), you'll make your meal too heavy for digestion and it will also contribute to gaining extra weight. Also, caution should be exercised with this recipe by those who monitor their cholesterol levels and are prone to its increase. The ideal combination for this sauce includes lean white fish, seafood, as well as vegetables (for example, baked, stewed, or steamed).

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The Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe
Author:Vadim Rachok
Category:Lunch, Dinner
Recipe for a creamy Alfredo sauce that is perfect with your favorite pasta!
The Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
The ingredients you need:
¼ cup butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 ½ cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic, crushed
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
Let’s start !

1. Gather all the necessary ingredients.


2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in cream and simmer for 5 minutes.


3. Add cheese and garlic and whisk continuously until heated through. Stir in the parsley.


4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 439
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g54%
Saturated Fat 26g131%
Cholesterol 138mg46%
Sodium 565mg25%
Total Carbohydrate 3g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Total Sugars 0g 
Vitamin C 6mg28%
Calcium 381mg29%
Iron 1mg3%
Potassium 109mg2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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For an extra layer of depth and complexity in your Alfredo sauce, consider experimenting with different varieties of Parmesan cheese. Opt for freshly grated Parmesan for an authentic touch, or explore aged Parmigiano-Reggiano for a more robust flavor profile. The choice of cheese can significantly influence the overall taste of the sauce, allowing you to tailor it to your unique preferences. Furthermore, to enhance the garlic notes in your Alfredo sauce, try infusing the butter with minced garlic before adding the cream. This simple step adds a fragrant and aromatic dimension to the sauce, elevating its overall complexity. Just be mindful not to brown the garlic to maintain a delicate balance of flavors. May your culinary adventures be filled with the exquisite aroma of butter, cream, and Parmesan, as you savor the magic of Alfredo sauce. This recipe is bound to become a cherished favorite in your repertoire, ensuring many delightful pasta dinners in the days to come. Buon Appetito!

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