4.84 from 55 votes

Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
6 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: comfort food, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Calories: 312 kcal

This easy Alfredo sauce calls for just a handful of ingredients and comes together in about 5 minutes. Toss fettucine in this sauce or drizzle over chicken.


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Add the cream and butter to a sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. 
  2. Whisk in the garlic and simmer for 30 seconds.
  3. Turn off the heat and whisk in the Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. 
  4. Continue whisking until cheese has fully melted and sauce is smooth and creamy.
  5. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

This sauce makes enough to generously coat 1 pound of pasta. 

Do not use the powdery Parmesan cheese in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Alfredo Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 640mg28%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1010IU20%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 300mg30%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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