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5 from 1 vote

Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Homemade Alfredo Sauce is so creamy and flavorful, and so simple to make from scratch with just a few ingredients! You'll never need the jarred stuff again.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: alfredo sauce
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 487kcal


  • 1 stick ½ cup butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh cracked black pepper


  • In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring often, for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Be careful not to burn.
  • Whisk in heavy cream and allow to bubble up to a simmer, then simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Whisk in the parmesan and bring to a simmer - do not boil - for about 3-4 minutes or until sauce has thickened slightly.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and toss with fresh, hot pasta. Garnish with fresh minced parsley.


  • Recipe makes about 3 cups of sauce, which is enough for a pound of fettuccine pasta.
  • Nutritional information does not include pasta.


Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 547mg | Potassium: 116mg | Vitamin A: 1745IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 436mg | Iron: 0.3mg