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Easy Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Perfect your favorite pasta with this Homemade Alfredo Sauce. A creamy and delicious sauce with a rich parmesan cheese and garlic flavor!

December 1, 2021
Homemade Alfredo SaucePhoto By Canva
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 10 mins
Total 15 mins



  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet.
  2. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  3. Then gradually add heavy whipping cream. Bring the ingredients to a boil over medium-low heat.
  4. When the sauce thickens, add the Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
  5. Serve it hot with pasta or as a dip sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Homemade Alfredo Sauce
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36.2 g46.4%
Cholesterol 108 mg36%
Sodium 343 mg14.9%
Protein 3.9 g7.8%
Potassium 61 mg1.3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Parmesan cheese gives this sauce its consistency and creamy texture.
  • For this Alfredo sauce recipe, you can use different types of cheese, such as cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, gruyere, gouda, as well as Parmesan cheese.
  • If your sauce seems too thin after adding the cheese, cook it for a few more minutes on low heat until it reaches the consistency you want. If the sauce seems too thick, whisk with milk, broth, or water to thin it out.
  • Gradually add the heavy cream or cream cheese. This will enhance the flavors and give the sauce a texture.
  • Do not boil or overheat the sauce. Boiling can spoil the consistency of the alfredo sauce.
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Alfredo sauce is a white cream sauce. It belongs to Italian cuisine. Although popular as a pasta sauce, it goes well with many dishes such as vegetables, chicken, and seafood.

Just a few ingredients, you'll need for this quick and easy sauce. Make your meals delicious with a smooth and creamy homemade alfredo sauce. Try this keto-friendly recipe now. Bon Appetit.

What is Alfredo Sauce?

Traditional Alfredo sauce is a white cream sauce. The classic recipe is made with butter, cream and parmesan cheese. Classic sauce is commonly used as a pasta sauce. Cream cheese is used as a thickener; garlic, salt, pepper and Italian spices are used as flavor enhancers.

Is Alfredo Sauce Keto?

Yes. Alfredo sauce is keto friendly. However, the calorie content may vary depending on the type of cream and cheese used. If you're making alfredo sauce at home, you can easily turn it into a low-calorie recipe. To substitute for heavy cream, you can use plain yogurt, strained yogurt, cream cheese or sour cream mixed with milk or chicken broth.

Is Classic Alfredo Sauce Vegan?

No. This recipe contains cream, butter and cheese. To make it vegan, you can use dairy-free ingredients. You can use coconut milk, almond milk or soy milk. Also, non-dairy butter and cheese can be used. Coconut whipped cream will give a rich creamy texture to sauce.

How To Make Homemade Alfredo Sauce Without Heavy Cream?

What Can I Use Instead of Heavy Cream In Alfredo Sauce? You can use milk or cornstarch instead of heavy cream. With these ingredients, you can reach a similar flavor but less fatty sauce.

How to Use Alfredo Sauce?

There are many ways to use Alfredo sauce in cooking. Alfredo sauce is especially perfect with pasta. It is often used with grilled chicken or seafood pasta. It goes well with cheese in baked potato dishes. It is also preferred in pizza recipes and as a dip sauce. It can be served with boiled vegetables.

How to Serve Alfredo Sauce?

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