Alfredo Sauce Recipe

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 - 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 homemade alfredo sauce that is perfect every single time that I make it. It takes me right back to those just after college years when two of my friends and I would make trips into Atlanta on a regular basis. Usually about once every other week, if not once a week for visits to the mall, to meet friends of ours who had moved there after college and always to eat dinner in the big city.

We’d always have lengthy discussions about where we wanted to eat, but at least once a month, we’d visit Olive Garden for their fettuccine alfredo.

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 version we craved and still couldn’t visit an Olive Garden without having to order a bowl of it! 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 alfredo sauce I’ve ever tasted.

This easy alfredo sauce is perfect over cooked pasta and since it is ready in less than 30 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 Alfredo Sauce

To make my homemade Alfredo sauce, 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! 🙂

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 Alfredo sauce is creamy, thick and smooth, about 3 more minutes.

Now it should be ready to remove from the heat and serve.

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
Yield: 8
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword alfredo sauce recipe, best alfredo sauce recipe, easy alfredo sauce recipe, olive garden alfredo sauce recipe

Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Total Time 20 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

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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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

Directions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 Facts
Alfredo Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 382 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 60%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 257mg 11%
Potassium 77mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 26.8%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 15.9%
Iron 0.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

 

Originally published 2014.

31 comments on “Alfredo Sauce Recipe”

  1. Thank you Robyn – nice recipe.

  2. 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.

    • 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.

  3. I seriously want to lick my plate! So amazing!

  4. Wish I had a big plate of this for dinner tonight! My favorite!

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

  6. Can I cook the shrimp in the sauce? While the sauce cooks or after it is “creamy and smooth”?

  7. yum yum smooth and creamy

  8. What is Stone House seasoning and where do you buy it?

  9. I have tried every Alfredo recipe out there, and this one is by far the best!

  10. All I can really say is wow I loved it

  11. 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 

  12. Best homemade Alfredo sauce I’ve ever tasted.

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

  14. 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? 

  15. Our family’s favorite Alfredo sauce!

  16. This was fantastic! My husband said it was restaurant quality!

  17. Super easy to make! Very yummy!

  18. Robyn,

    Could you put this with your zucchini pasta recipe and it taste okay? Thanks in advance!

  19. 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

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