Easy Homemade Alfredo Sauce is great for topping pasta or for your casserole dishes. Easy to make from scratch with 4 simple ingredients.
Make sure you’re using fresh parmesan for this pasta sauce recipe- it makes a big difference and tastes way better than store bought! For some other tasty sauces, try our Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce Recipe or our Homemade Pizza Sauce.
Easy Homemade Alfredo Sauce
Making a delicious Alfredo Sauce for all sorts of pasta dishes or some Chicken Alfredo isn’t hard at all! I used to go out and buy jarred alfredo sauce from the store whenever I needed a white sauce for quick weeknight dinners. That was before I realized that I could make Alfredo Sauce from scratch and have it taste way better than the store bought stuff. All you need is 4 ingredients to make this tasty Easy Homemade Alfredo Sauce!
While this recipe does have a short ingredients list, you definitely get your mileage out of each one. Garlic- even the jarred stuff- tastes amazing if you brown it up and saute it a little, the heavy cream adds creaminess and plenty of body to the sauce, and butter is… well… butter! Probably the most important part of this Alfredo Sauce Recipe is the parmesan: using good, freshly-grated parmesan cheese is going to be the main thing that makes this sauce taste better than any store bought alfredo sauce. If you do everything right, you’re going to have an amazing Homemade Alfredo Sauce that’s perfect on just about anything and keeps well in the fridge. You’ll find the recipe below- we know you’re all going to love it!
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For something buttery, garlicky, and creamy, go with our Garlic Parmesan Noodles. These are sort of like a homemade Lipton Noodle side dish: just as easy to make but so much tastier! Packed with parmesan and garlic flavor, these buttery noodles make for a great side dish with almost any meal.
If you want something more beefy, simple, and comforting, then make some of our One Pot American Goulash. Goulash is great for feeding a big crowd or family because it’s packed with plenty of inexpensive but filling ingredients: ground beef, crushed tomatoes, and some macaroni elbows. So easy to make up all in one pot too, which means clean-up is a breeze!
For a simple but rich-tasting weeknight dinner, boil up some pappardelle and toss with some of our Bolognese Sauce. Meat sauces are so easy to make and can be packed with so much flavor and richness. This sauce will keep well in the fridge or freezer too, so you don’t have to worry about those leftovers.
Alfredo Sauce Ingredients
Garlic – Jarred garlic will work perfectly fine for this recipe, so don’t worry if that’s all you have!
Heavy Cream – If you feel like your Alfredo Sauce is too thick, feel free to sub in something like half-and-half for this recipe.
Parmesan Cheese – Freshly grated is going to work best. Pre-grated parmesan never tastes as good as freshly grated parmesan!
How to make Alfredo Sauce from scratch
Melt butter over medium/medium-low heat before adding garlic and sautéing for a couple minutes.
Mix in the heavy cream and allow to simmer for 6-7 minutes, whisking occasionally.
Add in grated parmesan and then whisk until cheese is melted. Use immediately or let cool then store in fridge.
After prepping your ingredients- grating parmesan, mincing garlic if using fresh- you can get right into making the sauce. Start by setting your pan over medium to medium-low heat and tossing in your butter. Let melt then add your garlic.
Sautee that for a minute or two to give it some color and aroma before whisking in your heavy cream. Whisk occasionally and let simmer for 6 or 7 minutes. Make sure you DON’T BOIL the sauce!
At this point, you can add the parmesan in. Whisk the sauce together until the cheese has melted.
Feel free to hit your sauce with some salt and pepper for a bit of seasoning. Hope you enjoy!
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Easy Homemade Alfredo Sauce
- 4 tbsp Butter
- 1 cup Heavy Cream
- 1 tsp Minced Garlic
- 1 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
- In a large pan over medium low heat, melt butter.
- Add garlic and stir.
- Add heavy cream and wisk to combine.
- Allow to simmer, whisking occasionally, for 6-7 minutes.
- Add Parmesan cheese and whisk continuously until the cheese is melted.
- Add cooked pasta or use in another recipe.