This Alfredo Sauce recipe is a deliciously creamy, comforting homemade classic! It’s rich 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 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. 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. Served with my favorite house salad and croutons, and now there is no reason to even have to leave home for college for one of the most comforting, quick suppers ever. So super easy to make, this made from scratch, homemade Alfredo sauce is ready before I could get my car out of the driveway!

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 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, you’ll need just a handful of ingredients. You’ll need:

  • butter and olive oil
  • cream cheese
  • whipping cream
  • Stone House Seasoning
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese

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!
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

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.

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51 Comments Leave a comment or review

  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!

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