Best Authentic Alfredo Sauce Recipes

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Alfredo de Lello, a Roman restaurateur, created this rich, silky sauce, which is meant to be tossed with fettuccine, but it can also be used in many other ways: Drizzle it over seared chicken breasts, simmered beans or roasted vegetables, or toss it with any number of ingredients. Classically made with heavy cream, butter and Parmesan, it is an easy sauce that can be whipped up in minutes using staples from the fridge. As a buttery, blank canvas, it also lends itself to a number of seasonings: Add some fresh tarragon, dried herbs or a pinch of turmeric or saffron, and it takes on a whole new personality.

Provided by The New York Times

Categories     dinner, easy, quick, weeknight, sauces and gravies, main course, side dish

Time 10m

Yield 1 3/4 cups

Number Of Ingredients 6

1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 large egg yolk
2 tablespoons butter
1 small garlic clove, finely chopped
1 cup finely grated Parmesan (about 1 1/2 ounces)
Black pepper, to taste


  • In a medium bowl or large measuring cup, whisk the cream and egg yolk together until combined; set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat the butter over medium-high. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant and sizzling, about 2 minutes. Pour the cream mixture into the garlic butter, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until mixture is hot but not boiling, about 5 minutes.
  • Whisk in the Parmesan little by little, and cook over medium, whisking frequently, until creamy and thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Season to taste with pepper.


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This is a recipe that I created by modifying my mother's recipe. My boyfriend is a fettuccine Alfredo connoisseur and he scrapes the pan every time! I get nothing but rave reviews when I make this dish. I must warn you, this recipe is not for the health conscious. Enjoy!

Provided by ERINMARIE

Categories     Main Dish Recipes     Pasta

Time 30m

Yield 6

Number Of Ingredients 7

24 ounces dry fettuccini pasta
1 cup butter
¾ pint heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste
1 dash garlic salt
¾ cup grated Romano cheese
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add fettuccini and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter into cream over low heat. Add salt, pepper and garlic salt. Stir in cheese over medium heat until melted; this will thicken the sauce.
  • Add pasta to sauce. Use enough of the pasta so that all of the sauce is used and the pasta is thoroughly coated. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 964.3 calories, Carbohydrate 84 g, Cholesterol 184.2 mg, Fat 61.2 g, Fiber 3.8 g, Protein 23.7 g, SaturatedFat 37.4 g, Sodium 581.6 mg, Sugar 4 g


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Provided by CookingONTheSide

Categories     Sauces

Time 30m

Yield 6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 9

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons minced onions
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups half-and-half
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups parmesan cheese, shredded


  • In large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion and garlic and cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently, or until onion is tender.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Add flour, and cook, whisking constantly for 2 minutes.
  • Gradually add half-and-half, whisking constantly, for 8-10 minutes or just until mixture comes to a boil.
  • Remove from heat, and stir in nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  • Add cheese, stirring until melted and smooth.
  • Serve with pasta, vegetables, chicken or seafood.


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This is my son's favorite meal. I make it with shrimp for him for his birthday every year. GREAT for company because it is so easy and yet taste wonderful! I cook this in the microwave, but I'm sure you could do it on the stove too. Times are what work in my microwave. Please use your own good judgment on times to use in your microwave. (In my quest to eat healthier, I now make it with light butter, light cream and reduced fat Parmesan cheese. It still tastes wonderful, but there isn't any guilt!) PLEASE NOTE! This is an "authentic" Alfredo sauce recipe! Real Alfredo sauce *only* contains butter, cream, Parmesan cheese and pepper. It will be thin and there is no garlic in it! If you want a thicker sauce or one with garlic like modern restaurants serve, please look elsewhere! Recipe #52892 and Recipe #8596 are two good places to start.

Provided by Marg CaymanDesigns

Categories     Sauces

Time 15m

Yield 4 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 5

1/4 lb sweet butter (1/2 cup, light butter works fine!)
1 cup heavy cream or 1 cup light cream
3/4 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1/4 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground


  • Place butter in microwave safe pot and heat on high for 30 seconds or until melted.
  • Add cream and warm on high for approximately 1 minute.
  • Add Parmesan cheese and warm until cheese melts.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. (If serving with shrimp, you might not need much salt.).
  • Pour over 4 servings of warm noodles (I use angel hair) and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
  • Notes: I serve it with cubed, grilled or broiled chicken breast mixed in with the noodles or shrimp. Add a green salad and you have a complete meal. I have used margarine and canned Parmesan cheese and it worked fine.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 489.9, Fat 50.4, SaturatedFat 31.5, Cholesterol 159, Sodium 312.4, Carbohydrate 2.5, Sugar 0.2, Protein 8.7


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This is the best Alfredo sauce ever. This is several recipes combined into one. You can also add your choice of meat (chicken, shrimp or even crab). The closest OLIVE GARDEN is an hour away and I will never drive that far again just for Alfredo sauce. I promise this is the best sauce ever. Definitely a dish you would want to impress your guest with.

Provided by Parkers Mom

Categories     Sauces

Time 25m

Yield 4-6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 10

3 tablespoons sweet butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 (12 ounce) box angel hair pasta (or fettuccini)
2 tablespoons chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)
freshly cracked black pepper, for garnish (optional)


  • Melt butter in medium saucepan with olive oil over medium/low heat.
  • Add the garlic, cream, white pepper and bring mixture to a simmer.
  • Stir often.
  • Add the Parmesan cheese and simmer sauce for 8-10 minutes or until sauce has thickened and is smooth.
  • When sauce has thickened add the Mozzarella cheese and stir until smooth. STIR FREQUENTLY.
  • While the sauce cooks, boil noodles for 3-5 minutes.
  • Place pasta on serving plates and spoon sauce over pasta.
  • Garnish with parsley, freshly cracked black pepper and more grated parmesan (optional).


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A satisfying sauce you can use on any type of pasta - dry or fresh.

Provided by B.Mason

Categories     Side Dish     Sauces and Condiments Recipes     Sauce Recipes     Pasta Sauce Recipes     Creamy     Alfredo Pasta Sauce Recipes

Yield 2

Number Of Ingredients 8

3 tablespoons butter
8 fluid ounces heavy whipping cream
salt to taste
1 pinch ground nutmeg
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ cup grated Romano cheese
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • Melt butter or margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Add heavy cream, stirring constantly. Stir in salt, nutmeg, grated Parmesan cheese, and grated Romano cheese. Stir constantly until melted, then mix in egg yolk. Simmer over medium low heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Garnish with additional grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 714.4 calories, Carbohydrate 5 g, Cholesterol 339.9 mg, Fat 72 g, Fiber 0.1 g, Protein 14.5 g, SaturatedFat 44.4 g, Sodium 579.8 mg, Sugar 0.6 g


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I made this after having an obsession with the Olive Garden's sauce. And all I can say is this is truly better then there. My Family and everyone I have made it for is amazing. I am constantly handing this out. Serve with Chicken or seafood, pasta and veggies and garlic will not be disappointed!

Provided by 6demchuks

Categories     One Dish Meal

Time 35m

Yield 4-6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 5

2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons garlic
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon pepper


  • Pour cream into a sauce pan.
  • add butter, garlic, Parmesan cheese and pepper.
  • Bring to a slight boil for 1 minute. Turn on minimum and simmer for 1/2 hour, stirring occasionally to let the flavors mix. Enjoy!


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This is a great quick and easy recipe that your family will love! You may add more Parmesan, garlic, and salt to taste. You can easily add anything you like (i.e. grilled shrimp, chicken, etc.). I also love pouring this sauce over pasta with sauteed peppers.

Provided by Veronica Becerra

Categories     Side Dish     Sauces and Condiments Recipes     Sauce Recipes     Pasta Sauce Recipes     Creamy

Time 30m

Yield 4

Number Of Ingredients 8

¼ cup butter, or more to taste
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (such as Kraft®)
2 cups milk
1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 pinch ground black pepper


  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; saute garlic until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Lower heat to medium and gradually stir flour into garlic-butter mixture until dissolved and smooth, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Gradually stir Parmesan cheese into garlic-flour mixture until cheese is melted and mixture is thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly pour milk into cheese mixture, stirring constantly, until smooth, about 5 minutes; season with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until sauce reaches desired consistency, 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 205.4 calories, Carbohydrate 12.6 g, Cholesterol 42.5 mg, Fat 14.8 g, Fiber 0.5 g, Protein 6.1 g, SaturatedFat 9.3 g, Sodium 751.8 mg, Sugar 5.8 g


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This is a rich, creamy, Italian-style Alfredo sauce perfect for chicken and seafood pastas! I discovered this recipe after relentless searching for an authentic Alfredo sauce that doesn't use cream cheese.

Provided by Crystal R. Ward

Categories     Side Dish     Sauces and Condiments Recipes     Sauce Recipes     Pasta Sauce Recipes     Creamy     Alfredo Pasta Sauce Recipes

Time 45m

Yield 8

Number Of Ingredients 9

1 cup unsalted butter
1 ½ tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
4 cups heavy cream
¼ cup whole milk
8 ounces freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
2 ounces shredded fontina cheese
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and flour, and cook and stir until the garlic is fragrant but not browned, about 1 minute. Whisk in heavy cream and milk, whisking constantly until the mixture is hot and slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Gradually stir in the Parmesan cheese and fontina cheese. Season with salt and black pepper. Continue to simmer until the cheese has melted and the sauce is thickened, stirring often, 20 to 30 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 770.6 calories, Carbohydrate 6.2 g, Cholesterol 253.5 mg, Fat 77.3 g, Fiber 0.1 g, Protein 15.7 g, SaturatedFat 48.4 g, Sodium 735.5 mg, Sugar 0.6 g

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