Alfredo Sauce Recipe

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Our homemade Alfredo Sauce is an easy garlic parmesan sauce. It’s perfect for pasta or casseroles like the Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta.

Whisking up Alfredo Sauce

This simple white sauce takes less than 20 minutes to make and taste so much better than the store-bought varieties.

You can use this creamy classic Alfredo sauce not just for pasta. But also for vegetables, chicken, seafood and homemade casseroles.

This simple recipe takes very little time and effort. And you don’t have to worry any about additives or preservatives.

Making recipes from scratch doesn’t have to be tedious or take a long time. Very often it’s just a matter of whisking up a few basic ingredients.

Boil some linguini or spaghetti pasta, quickly prepare broiled salmon. Top everything with this delicious cheese sauce and you have perfect restaurant-like comfort food in 30 minutes or less. SO GOOD!


  • Butter. In our house, we are partial to this butter!
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Heavy Cream
  • Egg Yolk. Save the egg white and use it as a base for a quick omelet the next day.
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese. Using a block of fresh parmesan is better and cheaper than buying the pre-packaged cheese.

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How To Make Alfredo Sauce

  1. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter. Add minced garlic and sauté until tender.
  2. Next, add heavy cream and simmer over medium heat. Stir frequently.
  3. Stir in grated Parmesan cheese and whisk until the cheese has melted.
  4. Add one egg yolk and continue to simmer the cheese sauce for another minute. Season with salt and pepper.

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Whisking Alfredo Sauce

Classic Alfredo Sauce

A simple, cheese sauce without any additives or preservatives.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
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  • Use a large skillet to melt the butter and sauté the minced garlic until is tender.
  • Add heavy cream and simmer over medium until the cream for heated and bubbling.
  • Then add the freshly grated Parmesan cheese into the mixture. Whisk frequently until the Parmesan cheese has melted into the sauce. Add one egg yolk and continue to simmer for another minute. Season with salt and pepper. Serve over your favorite comfort food.


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 341mg | Potassium: 66mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1225IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Freshly Grated Parmesan cheese, whisked Alfredo sauce
Updated: May 24, 2020

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  2. 5 stars
    This is pretty similar to the way I make my alfredo, and it’s probably my favorite dinner that I have ever posted! I haven’t done it without scraping the cooked squash though–I will definitely have to give it a try!

  3. 5 stars
    If you want a really good pesto recipe, check out the recipe on Not Enough Cinnamon. Marie has a whole blog full of fabulous recipes, and she is the one who taught me how to make my own peanut butter. And almond butter. Highly recommended.