Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe - simple alfredo sauce with easy ingredients
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Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Homemade Alfredo Sauce, how to make alfredo sauce from scratch that is easy and similar to Olive Garden!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 4 servings (makes about 1 1/4 cups)
Author Lisa Huff


  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese (see note below)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  • Place a medium saucepan over medium heat. Melt butter, then stir in minced garlic cloves. Cook about 1 minute or until garlic is soft and fragrant, stirring constantly.
  • Slowly add the heavy cream to the saucepan, whisk until cream comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 3-5 minutes or until it starts to thicken.
  • Stir in Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper until smooth and thick.


SNAPPY TIPS: You can add your favorite spices and herbs for easy new flavors.
SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: I strongly discourage any substitutions with this recipe. You can try using lighter creams or whole milk for a lighter version, but sauce will not thicken as much so you may want to also add a thickener.
PARMESAN: PLEASE buy a big chunk of good quality Parmesan cheese and grate it yourself. It will melt a lot better and you'll be happier with the results.
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: how to make alfredo sauce, olive garden alfredo sauce
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