Quick and Creamy Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Quick and Creamy Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Several weeks ago, my sister, Rachael called and suggested that I post my Alfredo recipe.  What a great idea! … Then life happened … and here we are … two months later! …  Anyway, I’m hoping that the “better late than never” philosophy applies!

There’s nothing better than Alfredo sauce!  I love it!  It’s rich and creamy, and it makes everything better!  Try it with vegetables, or rolls, or (here’s an idea) pasta.  

I have a few tips about this recipe:  

  1.  If best quality sauce is what you’re seeking, use cream instead of half and half.   It’s just better.  I mean, you could technically use skim milk, if low-fat is what you’re after, but who makes Alfredo sauce for it’s low calorie count?  Come on, go big or go home.  
  2.  I get the best results when I use the Kraft grated Parmesan in the can.  It seems counter-intuitive, because fresh is better, but the powdered kind makes a smoother sauce.
  3. It’s not so great as a leftover dish.  It’s difficult to re-heat, as the fat separates during the process. (If you must re-heat, do it low and slow.)  Try to make just enough for one meal.  The good news is that it’s quick and easy to prepare.  You can just make a fresh batch each time.

So let’s do that right now!


In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over low heat. Stir in garlic, turn heat up to medium, and saute for one minute

In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over low heat. Stir in garlic, turn heat up to medium, and saute for one minute.

Add salt and cream, and turn heat up to medium-high.

Add salt and cream, and turn heat up to medium-high.

Stirring constantly, bring to a boil, and cook for 10 minutes.

Stirring constantly, bring to a boil, and cook for 10 minutes.

Remove from heat, and add Parmesan. Sir until completely melted.

Remove from heat, and add Parmesan. Sir until completely melted.

Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, if desired.

Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, if desired.

Serve immediately over fresh pasta.

Serve immediately over fresh pasta.

Quick and Creamy Alfredo Sauce
Serves 4
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. ½ cup butter
  2. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  3. 2 cups cream
  4. 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 ½ cups Parmesan cheese, grated
  6. Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over low heat.
  2. Stir in garlic, turn heat to medium, and saute for 1 minute.
  3. Add cream and salt. Turn heat up to medium high, and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  4. Boil for 10 minutes, and remove from heat.
  5. Add cheese, and stir until completely melted.
  6. Serve immediately.
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Quick and Creamy Homemade Alfredo Sauce