Easy Alfredo Sauce is my secret recipe that never fails! Creamy, smooth and simple – it’s super easy to make with only 4 ingredients that you probably always have AND it’s ready in less than 30 minutes. My friends like to say once you try my homemade alfredo sauce recipe, you’ll never buy alfredo sauce again!
This recipe is all about the parmesan, and we’ll be using 8 oz of freshly grated parmesan for the most delicious, best alfredo sauce you’ve tasted in your life!
Easy Alfredo Sauce Ingredients
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 cups heavy whipping cream
3 cloves garlic, minced (I ended up adding 2 more in this batch)
8 oz parmigiano reggiano (for best results, use a block and grate at home)
salt and pepper to taste
1 lb pasta (I’m using thin spaghetti)
Easy Alfredo Sauce Directions
Grate the parmesan cheese before you begin cooking the homemade alfredo sauce, and start boiling the pasta water because this recipe goes very fast.
In a large sauce pan or dutch oven, melt 1/2 cup of unsalted butter over medium low heat. When the butter is melted, add 2 cups of heavy whipping cream, and let simmer for about 2 minutes.
Add about 3 cloves of garlic – the garlic really makes this the best alfredo sauce, don’t skip it! And because garlic cloves come in all sizes, I like to taste the alfredo sauce here to check if there’s enough of a garlic flavor… I ended up adding 2 more small cloves of garlic this time. And if you’re not a garlic fan, feel free to leave it out.
This recipe is ALL about the parmesan cheese. For the most delicious, best homemade alfredo sauce, I recommend getting a block of good quality parmesan and grating it fresh. Don’t use the powdered parmesan or the pre-shredded parmesan… they won’t melt into the sauce and won’t taste as good either.
Add the parmesan to the pan, stirring to melt into the cream mixture. Cook on low for about 3 – 4 minutes until the alfredo sauce thickens. While the sauce finishes, your pasta water should be boiling, add about a tablespoon of kosher salt to the pasta water and cook the pasta according to the box directions.
At our house, we like to serve this with thin spaghetti, and I add it right into our homemade alfredo sauce, tossing to coat. The sauce will thicken slightly as it cools. Then just add parsley and freshly ground pepper to serve! This easy alfredo sauce recipe is also delicious with grilled chicken or shrimp, and you can even add peas and bacon for an easy spaghetti carbonara dinner.
How To Make Homemade Alfredo Sauce
We love to double this recipe, making a big batch and storing it in the fridge for quick dinner or lunch during the week. Just let it cool completely, then transfer it to airtight containers or jars and place into the refrigerator. The recipe above will make about 2 cups, and by doubling it you’ll get about 4 cups, enough to share with friends!
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xoxo Annie ♥
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