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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. The recipe will generously coat 1 pound of pasta, but can be stretched to 1 1/2 pounds, depending on how saucy you like your pasta.
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 6 servings
Calories 437kcal


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


  • Add the cream, butter, creaeam cheese, a and garlic to a sauce pan over medium heat and heat, stirring often, until the cream cheese has fully melted and the sauce is hot.
  • 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, but could easily be stretched to coat 1 1/2 pounds of pasta, depending on how saucy you like your pasta.
We usually reserve 1/2 cup of the sauce for dipping breadsticks or drizzling over chicken and toss a pound of cooked pasta in the remaining sauce.
Do not use the powdery Parmesan cheese in this recipe - freshly shredded or a bag of shredded Parmesan will work best. 


Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 908mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1444IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 436mg | Iron: 1mg