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Creamy Homemade Alfredo Sauce

If you’re looking for an incredibly easy homemade Alfredo sauce recipe, then you’ve found the right place!

This delicious recipe will beat the nasty jar sauce every single time, and your guests will be blown away with your cooking.

I was never a fan of the pre-made pasta sauces out of the jar. I tried all kinds of different brands, but inevitably I ended up not feeling well after eating them. When I got serious about being more conscious of what I was eating and starting making more of my own food, I started feeling much better!

My many trial and error attempts at the perfect homemade Alfredo sauce has now brought you this jackpot of a recipe!

An incredible homemade alfredo sauce recipe that the whole family will enjoy. Ditch the grocery store jar sauces and start making your own alfredo sauce at home! It is better than Olive Garden.

Pairing the Alfredo Sauce

This Alfredo sauce pairs well with so many foods!

Some examples include the following ideas:

  • Chicken covered in Alfredo sauce
  • Noodles covered in Alfredo sauce
  • Pasta and shrimp covered in Alfredo sauce
  • Pasta and chicken covered in Alfredo sauce

You can throw some chopped broccoli into the mixture to make it healthy, or serve it with a side salad. I also love to pair pasta dishes with bread. I’m a huge fan of garlic bread when it comes to eating Alfredo!

Pasta

This Alfredo sauce can easily be added to a pasta & you have successfully served a quick 20 minute dinner!

I prefer to use fettuccine noodles for their thickness, but I have substituted with other noodle types. If you’re out of fettuccine noodles, then consider using penne or spaghetti noodles in their place.

Put water on to boil before you start your sauce, and your noodles and Alfredo sauce should be finished around the same time. Make sure to add a tablespoon of oil to your water to prevent the noodles from sticking together while boiling. Placing a wooden spoon over the pot the pasta is boiling in will prevent it from boiling over!

Directions Overview

  1. Melt half of a bar of plain cream cheese in a pot on low heat. After the cream cheese is melted, add in 2 cups of milk.
  2. Let the mixture simmer for a 2-3 minuets. The ingredients should become more recognizable as a creamy sauce. 
  3. Add the 2 tablespoons of fresh minced garlic, a dash of italian seasoning, some pepper, and some salt into the mixture. You can add a teaspoon of cajun seasoning to spice things up!
  4. Add 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese. Mix all of the ingredients together and turn the stove up to medium heat. Let the mixture come to a low boil and continue to stir periodically while the mixture boils for about 5 minutes.
Simple recipe for a homemade one pan alfredo sauce that will have everyone coming back for a second plate at dinner time!

Thickening the mixture

If you need to thicken the Alfredo sauce, then you have two options.

Option 1: Add cheese. Grated parmesan mixes extremely thin, so if you’re wanting to thicken the Alfredo sauce, then you need to add shredded parmesan. 

Option 2: Add flour. For the best result, add flour to the mixture by sprinkling it around the pot in small portions at a time. Mix the flour into the sauce with a whisk to prevent it from forming into a doughy ball in your sauce. 

Thinning the mixture

In order to thin the mixture you can add in more milk.

Only add 1/2 of a cup of milk in at a time.

You don’t want your Alfredo sauce to be so thin that it runs off of the noodles like water.

Sometimes the mixture needs to be thinned after it is stored in the fridge. Add a few tablespoons of milk to the Alfredo before you microwave it. If you are reheating on the stove, then a teaspoon of oil also works to thin the sauce.

Leftovers

This recipe is good for 3-4 days when it is stored in a closed container in the fridge. Only reheat the portions you plan on eating rather than the entire container. I like to store my sauce in a mason jar.

The mixture may thicken after it is cooled. If this happens then refer back to my instructions on thinning the mixture.

Simple Homemade Alfredo Sauce

This is a creamy Alfredo recipe that will make your mouth water!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: alfredo sauce, dinner, pasta sauce
Servings: 6 people
Author: Cam Deal
Cost: $5

Ingredients

Dairy

  • 1/2 bar Plain cream cheese Any brand.
  • 2 cups Milk 2% or whole milk.
  • 1 cup Grated parmesan cheese

Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp Garlic Fresh garlic tastes stronger. You may need to add extra garlic if you use the powder.
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • Put 1/2 of a bar of cream cheese in a pot on low heat.
  • Measure out all of your seasonings and finely chop garlic if you need to.
  • When the cream cheese has begun melting, add in the milk and stir.
  • Increase the heat slightly and allow the mixture to come to a simmer/ low boil. Let the mixture simmer for around 5 minutes.
  • Add in all of your seasonings and stir the mixture. Turn the stove up to medium/high heat for approximately 2 minutes.
  • Mix in the grated parmesan cheese. Let the sauce boil for a few minutes to thicken up. When everything seems well mixed, turn the stove off and leave the pot on the burner.

After you try this homemade Alfredo sauce recipe, you’ll never go back to the jar mix. This Alfredo would be even better if you try my chocolate cake recipe for dessert!

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The perfect homemade alfredo sauce recipe that is easy to follow for a quick dinner time meal! Consider making this sauce and saving some in the freezer for a quick freezer meal for later! Super creamy homemade alfredo sauce that will make your mouth water! This italian family favorite is a made-from-scratch recipe that only takes 20 minutes from start to finish! This is perfect for a quick dinner meal for busy families.
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