Go Back
+ servings
A pot of alfredo noodles next to a stack of breadsticks.

Homemade Alfredo Sauce

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


  • 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


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



This sauce makes enough to generously coat 1 pound of pasta. 
Do not use the powdery Parmesan cheese in this recipe.


Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 53mg | Vitamin A: 1010IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 300mg | Iron: 0.2mg