Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce

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It’s easier than you think to make Alfredo Sauce from scratch, and I bet you have all of the ingredients you need already at home. This homemade alfredo sauce is so much more flavorful than what you can buy in store and simple to whip up.

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I prefer to make our alfredo sauce from scratch because I can control the ingredients. Plus, I think the homemade alfredo tastes much better than the stuff you can buy in a jar. Since I have to watch how much sodium I consume, it’s nice to be able to control the amounts used in my cooking. This made from scratch alfredo sauce recipe lets you decide how much or how little seasonings to add, and couldn’t be easier to make.

Homemade Alfredo Sauce Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup cream, or whole milk would work too
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 small cloves or 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Can I Use Milk Instead of Cream in Alfredo Sauce

Yes, you can substitute the heavy cream for whole milk. The consistency may be slightly thinner, but shouldn’t be noticeable in the end. If you’d like to save the fat and calories then opt for whole milk instead.

Birds eye view of alfredo sauce in a jar with fresh parsley

How to Make Homemade Alfredo

Start by melting butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Once the butter is melted, increase the heat and slowly pour in the heavy cream or whole milk. Bring the alfredo sauce to a low boil, stirring continuously to avoid scald. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the sauce thickens. Once the homemade alfredo has thickened, remove it from the heat and whisk in grated Parmesan cheese and seasonings.

Ways to Use Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Serve this homemade alfredo sauce recipe over your favorite type of pasta. Add in some breaded chicken tenders or grilled chicken tenders for a heartier meal. You can also use homemade alfredo as a dip for breadsticks, as a pizza sauce or over some spaghetti squash. Any way you choose to serve, it is delicious.

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Birds eye view of alfredo sauce in a jar with fresh parsley

Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Yield: 2 cups
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Easy and flavorful homemade alfredo sauce recipe with a simple ingredient list.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, or whole milk
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat.
  2. Increase the heat to medium, and add in the heavy cream.
  3. Bring the sauce to a low boil slowly, stirring continuously to avoid scalding.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low.
  5. Simmer the alfredo sauce for about 5 minutes, or until the homemade alfredo thickens.
  6. Remove the homemade alfredo sauce from heat and slowly whisk in the seasonings and Parmesan cheese.
  7. Serve this homemade alfredo with pasta, or as a dipping sauce.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 756Total Fat 71gSaturated Fat 44gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 211mgSodium 1209mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 0gSugar 6gProtein 19g

Nutrition values are automatically calculated by third-party software using global standards. Please note that values can vary based on product brands and different nutritional calculators. The values stated here are only for a basic reference and are not evaluated by medical or nutritional professionals.

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