Best Alfredo Sauce

This is one of the easiest meals in the world to make and it is super tasty! We had a pasta bar when we were visiting my family earlier this year and my brother-in-law declared this the best alfredo sauce he’d ever had!

The best alfredo sauce. So creamy, flavorful, and super easy! We love this recipe.

Most recipes say this amount will cover a pound of noodles. Not even close! Please make a double or triple batch if you are needing enough for that much pasta. This recipe will serve 4-6 depending on portion size, what else you are serving with the meal etc. Sliced blackened chicken would taste amazing served on top of the pasta.

Leftovers of the sauce will turn solid in the refrigerator. Slowly reheat and whisk to combine again and it will be perfect.


4.8 from 4 reviews
Best Alfredo Sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely minced
  • salt and pepper
  1. Place the butter and garlic in a skillet and melt butter.
  2. After butter is melted add heavy cream and whisk. The mixture will be separated, just keep whisking as it heats and the butter and cream will combine.
  3. After mixture is hot and combined, turned off heat and whisk in the cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Stir until cheese is melted.
  4. Serve immediately over your choice of noodles.
Optional - can top with a little freshly grated nutmeg.


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41 thoughts on “Best Alfredo Sauce

      1. Shona Schweitzer

        I’ve made this three times in four days! Yes, it’s that good! I used it to make a chicken & bacon Alfredo pizza and used Romano, Mozzarella, and Asiago cheese on a Pillsbury pizza dough. The third time making it, I changed the butter to unsalted butter and added about 1/4 cup more cream. Just finished eating it tonight again! So amazingly delicious!

  1. Kim

    I ‘m a big fan of Alfredo sauce . I’ve been looking for a homemade recipe for a while that I would like I think I’m going to give yours a try. Thank you for sharing it . Looks yummy!
    Kim ~ This Ole Mom

  2. Joanne T Ferguson

    G’day Easy and creamy Deanna! YUM!
    Thanks for using FFF in your Linky Parties!
    Thanks for sharing at the Foodie Friends Friday Nothing but Noodles Pasta party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  3. Cathy

    Thanks for sharing at the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! Pinning to the party board and can’t wait to see what happiness posts you share next week! Have a terrific week!

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  8. Angela Parker

    Yum! Alfredo sauce used to be my favorite when I was younger. I love that I can make it myself now with simple ingredients (and not have to buy it premade in the store). Thank you for linking up at the Sunday Social Blog hop!

  9. Catherine

    Dear Deanna, Your alfredo sauce sounds comforting and delicious. I love how simple it is too. What a treat! Thank you for sharing with us on Foodie Friends Friday. Don’t forget to linkup with us this Friday! Blessings, Catherine

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      It is comforting and delicious and I love how quickly it comes together. Hooray for meals that are completed in the time it takes the pasta to cook! Thanks for hosting.

  10. Jelli

    This looks delicious. My go-to white sauce goes something like grab-any-milk-available-and-add-garlic. Having a real recipe (that’s stuffed with cheese!) sounds like a great change! Thanks for sharing at the mixing bowl party, Deanna.

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      It is so good! We’ve enjoyed this several times lately – creamy and delicious. Your white sauce sounds like mine – garlic makes anything better! Thanks for hosting the Mixing Bowl Party.

  11. Lindsay

    I have made this exact recipe for years and originally got it from my mom! It is wonderful and anyone that has ever had it says the same πŸ™‚

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  13. Mandy

    Loved this recipe. I loved the taste made it three times now so good. I do a Italian bread crumbs chicken with it. Amazing.

  14. Andrea

    I absolutely love alfredo sauce, but I can’t ever seem to get it the way I want. This one seems to be a winner! I can’t wait to try this!!! Thank you!

    1. Deanna Michaels Post author

      Me too!!! This recipe has worked really well for us and it’s super easy – no messing with the egg yolks etc. I had someone comment on Pinterest that it didn’t thicken for them, but that’s never happened for me. I always buy the block Parmesan and great it myself.

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  16. Bethany

    Making this for dinner right now, but I’m pairing it with spaghetti squash! This Alfredo sauce is such an easy but delicious recipe!

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