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Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Check out this rich, creamy, and super easy to make from scratch sauce. It is one of the best recipes you can get that goes perfectly with your favorite pasta or pizza!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade Alfredo Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 387 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 ounces cream cheese optional - it makes the sauce creamier
  • 1/2 teaspoons fresh garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg optional


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, add butter, heavy whipping cream, and cream cheese (if using). Stir over low heat for about 2 minutes until melted and it starts to lightly simmer.

  2. Whisk in the garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper for one minute. Note: For extra garlicky flavor, first melt the butter, add the garlic and cook for 1 minute and then add the ingredients from step 1.

  3. Reduce heat to low and add in the Parmesan cheese, continue to whisk until melted.

  4. Serve immediately with your favorite pasta.
  5. For a very subtle nutty flavor, sprinkle some nutmeg on top before serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Alfredo Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 387 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 919mg40%
Potassium 190mg5%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1435IU29%
Calcium 433mg43%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.