This rich, creamy Alfredo Sauce deliciously rivals any restaurant recipe! It’s made with basic ingredients like cream, butter and Parmesan and ready in minutes! So comforting and decadent, yet quick and easy and makes the best Alfredo sauce!

Alfredo Sauce Recipe - Made of cream, butter, and garlic, this quick and easy alfredo sauce recipe comes together quickly for a comforting homemade classic! // addapinch.com

After years of practice, I’ve mastered the BEST homemade Alfredo Sauce that is perfect every single time! My recipe reminds me so much of a favorite restaurant’s Fettuccine Alfredo that I’ve loved for years. I usually serve it with my favorite house salad and croutons, so there is no reason to even leave home for one of the most comforting, delicious suppers ever. So super easy to make, this made from scratch, homemade Alfredo sauce is ready in minutes and always a favorite!

Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Alfredo Sauce Recipe - Made of cream, butter, and garlic, this easy alfredo sauce recipe comes together quickly for a comforting homemade classic! // addapinch.com

Over the years, I’ve tweaked my Mama’s Alfredo sauce recipe trying to get it closer to that restaurant version I craved. A little more cream, a blend of butter and olive oil, a little more this, a little less of that, and then I found the secret. Well, at least the secret to what I think is the best I’ve ever tasted.

This easy Alfredo sauce is perfect over cooked pasta and since it is ready in 20 minutes, it makes a mighty delicious and comforting classic quick-fix dish!

Alfredo Sauce Recipe - Made of cream, butter, and garlic, this quick and easy alfredo sauce recipe comes together quickly for a comforting homemade classic! // addapinch.com

How to Make Homemade Alfredo Sauce

To make my homemade Alfredo sauce, you’ll need just a handful of basic, delicious ingredients.

Ingredients for Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Butter and Olive Oil – This combination gives the dish an amazing flavor!

Cream Cheese – Make sure you use whole fat cream cheese, not reduced or fat free, for a creamy, delicious sauce.

Whipping Cream – I use heavy whipping cream as it makes a thick and creamy Alfredo sauce.

Stone House Seasoning – Adds the seasoning to the sauce that gives it the perfect flavor!

Parmesan Cheese – Make sure you use real Parmesan cheese – the kind in a wedge or block – and shred it yourself. It only takes a minute and it is so worth it because Parmesan is such an important part of the dish. You definitely do not want to use the powdered “cheese” in a can because it won’t give the desired results.

Mozzarella Cheese – Use whole fat cheese and not reduced or fat free for the creamiest, best Alfredo.

To make this recipe, I start by adding the butter and olive oil to a medium sauce pan or skillet set over medium heat and let the butter melt.

Then, I add the cream cheese, whipping cream, and my Stone House Seasoning. If you haven’t already made the Stone House Seasoning, oh boy, you need it! 🙂 If you do not have it on hand, I’ve included a substitute in the notes of the recipe for you.

Bring all to a simmer, stirring frequently, until the sauce coats the back of a spoon, about 6 minutes.

Stir constantly and add the Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses and allow to cook until the sauce is creamy, thick and smooth, about 3 more minutes.

Now it should be ready to remove from the heat, serve and enjoy!

What to Serve with Alfredo Sauce

Here’s my Alfredo Sauce Recipe. I think you are going to love it!

Alfredo Sauce Recipe - Made of cream, butter, and garlic, this quick and easy alfredo sauce recipe comes together quickly for a comforting homemade classic! // addapinch.com

Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Alfredo Sauce Recipe – This Alfredo sauce recipe makes a classic favorite. Made of cream, butter, and garlic, this Alfredo sauce comes together quickly for a comforting homemade meal!
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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 8
Course Main Course
Calories: 382kcal
Cuisine American, Italian
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon Stone House Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Add the butter and olive oil to a medium sauce pan set over medium heat and allow the butter to melt. Add the cream cheese, whipping cream and Stone House Seasoning. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently, until the sauce coats the back of a spoon, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Stirring constantly, add the Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses and allow to cook until the alfredo sauce is creamy, thick and smooth, about 3 – 5 more minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and serve.

Notes

Use 2 cloves garlic, minced, along with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper in place of the Stone House Seasoning, if preferred. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 77mg | Vitamin A: 1340IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Originally published 2014.

Robyn Stone

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64 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. I just made it and will use some and freeze some. also, have the Stone House seasoning and its a good match for this.

  2. Hi Robyn, I just went out and got the cheeses needed to make your sauce here, and I already had some “heavy cream”, and looked over the recipe again, and realized it says “heavy WHIPPING cream”.
    I just want to make sure, are those two names basically the same thing? Can’t wait to make this, so I can get started on your “banana bread recipe”!
    Thanks in advance, for your reply! 🙂

    1. I have not kept it warm that way, Susan, so I’m not sure how it would do. However, I have reheated it the next day so you could do that if you want. To reheat, I’d suggest reheating it in a saucepan over gentle, low heat. Don’t let the heat get too high because that might change the consistency of the sauce. If reheating in the microwave, use the reheat power and heat for 20-30 second increments, stirring each time. Hope this helped.

  3. My son made it for lunch today and it was delicious! This is a keeper. We love alfredo sauce and love to order it at restaurants but could never find one that had any flavor. My family loved this recipe so now we can enjoy it at home! I will be trying your other recipes. I am eyeing your chocolate and carrot cake recipes. Can’t wait to make them 🙂 Thank you!

    1. Thanks so much, Mary. I’m glad your family loves this. I hope you find many recipes on my site that you and your family love. xo

  4. I made this for my teenage girls last weekend. They are begging me to make it again tonight. Tonight I am adding fresh local shrimp.

  5. I made this as shown and it was good. Second batch I used Asiago cheese (was out of Parm) and used the sub. instead of the Stonehouse, also used White pepper instead of black and I must say it improved the taste quite a bid.
    Thanks for sharing!

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