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! //

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! //

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! //

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! //

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!
5 from 17 votes

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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


  • 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


  • 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.


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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Robyn xo

Originally published 2014.

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  1. OK, I’m always weird about these things, but I need to know how much pasta this will need. And shrimp. Just would like to know before I shop or cook. Looks luscious.

    1. Hi Susan,
      I generally will use about 12 ounces or so of uncooked pasta and depending on the number I’m serving and the other sides, I will serve about 8-10 shrimp per plate.

  2. Grateful for a homemade alfredo sauce recipe to put an end to my days of buying not so good store brands. Happy Thursday, Robyn 🙂

  3. I’m a cook at one of the luxurious restaurants in Las Vegas and let me tell you this sauce will go toe too toe with every sauce in Vegas. I love it WOW. Thanks 

  4. Of course you want to try the 5 star recipe. So I did and I absolutely LOVED it! It most certainly deserves 5 stars!!!!

  5. I’m dying to try this but Every sauce recipe I’ve ever added Parmesan cheese to becomes a clumpy stick to my spoon ball of cheese mess, any thoughts on what I’m doing wrong? It doesn’t melt smooth for me? 

    1. You have to use real cheeses, not anything in a bag pre shredded. Also alfredo will “break” if you cook it at to high of a temperature and for to ling. 

  6. Awesome and best I ever had. Was easy to follow and make. On low carb diet so mixed with baked chicken and broccoli was fabulous! don’t need pasta

  7. My wife and son loved it . Thank you for sharing . Almost right after i made it, they asked for it again. I had never made alfredo before and used stone’s seasoning i it and on thin chicken breast as a rub before browning it, and again it was raved about.

  8. My family loved this recipe! So good! I am curious if this sauce reheats well for leftovers? Last time I made this there wasn’t any leftovers! My daughter in law requested I make extra next time so she could take a container home for next day. I’m just not sure if reheating will change the consistency of the sauce?

    1. Hi Kelly,
      I’m so happy to hear that you and your family enjoy this so much! It’s one of my favorites too!
      To reheat the next day, I’d suggest reheating it in a saucepan over gentle, low heat. Don’t let the heat get to 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.
      I hope this helps and that you continue to enjoy it! Thanks so much! xo

  9. I made this tonight for my family of 6.  I used penne pasta.  The alfredo sauce was delicious!  Will be making again.  Thank you!

  10. Hubby (and ME!) approved…so delicious!  Whenever an Alfredo is called for, this is the one.  So tasty and thank you also for the Stone House Seasoning recipe.  I have a batch of it in my pantry awaiting it’s next target.  Sure to be yummy!!

  11. Best Alfredo sauce I’ve ever made, and I’ve made many delicious sauces before. The cream cheese adds such a beautiful creaminess to the sauce. I used fresh garlic and some freshly grated nutmeg. Will be serving it tomorrow for a party and I guarantee people will be licking their bowls. Thank you.

  12. How long will this sauce keep in the fridge if poured into the mason jars that are sold for canning ?

    Also can it be canned? 

  13. This was delicious and the whole family loved it! Not quite Olive Garden (didn’t have the OG gritty parm texture and yours was much less salty) but after working there for 20 years I think yours is My preferred option 🙂 it was creamy and smooth and coated fettuccini beautifully. very easy to make and was great for dipping warm bread into it too!


    With reference to your article I have the pleasure to tell you the history of my grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, who is the creator of “Fettuccine all’Alfredo” (“Fettuccine Alfredo”) in 1908 in the “trattoria” run by his mother Angelina in Rome, Piazza Rosa (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi). This “trattoria” of Piazza Rosa has become the “birthplace of fettuccine all’Alfredo”.
    More specifically, as is well known to many people who love the “fettuccine all’Alfredo”, this famous dish in the world was invented by Alfredo Di Lelio concerned about the lack of appetite of his wife Ines, who was pregnant with my father Armando (born February 26, 1908).
    Alfredo di Lelio opened his restaurant “Alfredo” in 1914 in Rome and in 1943, during the war, he sold the restaurant to others outside his family.
    In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio decided to reopen with his son Armando his restaurant in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 “Il Vero Alfredo” (“Alfredo di Roma”), whose fame in the world has been strengthened by his nephew Alfredo and that now managed by me, with the famous “gold cutlery” (fork and spoon gold) donated in 1927 by two well-known American actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks (in gratitude for the hospitality).
    See the website of “Il Vero Alfredo”.
    I must clarify that other restaurants “Alfredo” in Rome do not belong and are out of my brand “Il Vero Alfredo – Alfredo di Roma”.
    The restaurant “Il Vero Alfredo” is in the Registry of “Historic Shops of Excellence – section on Historical Activities of Excellence” of the Municipality of Roma Capitale.
    Best regards Ines Di Lelio

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