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how to make Alfredo Sauce - Alfredo Sauce in red skillet

How to Make Alfredo Sauce

Once you know how to make alfredo sauce, you'll never use store-bought alfredo again! Homemade alfredo sauce recipe is easy to make and ready in UNDER 20 minutes.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword alfredo sauce recipe, fettuccine alfredo sauce, homemade alfredo, homemade fettuccine alfredo, sauce recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 1406kcal
Author Georgina Walker


  • Skillet
  • Whisk


  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Heat a medium-sized skillet or fry pan over medium to high heat. Add the 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) and 2 cups heavy cream, and bring to a low simmer. The butter should be melted and the sauce should just start to thicken.
    how to make Alfredo Sauce - Alfredo Sauce ingredients on a wooden board
  • Add 1 clove minced garlic and stir through.
    how to make Alfredo Sauce - Alfredo Sauce dripping from wooden spoon into red skillet
  • Reduce the heat to low, and whisk through the 1/4 cup parmesan and 3/4 cup mozzarella until the sauce thickens and is nice and smooth - about 3-5 minutes. Season with 1/2 tsp. salt and pepper. 
    how to make Alfredo Sauce - Alfredo Sauce in red skillet with whisk
  • Cool, and store in an air-tight container to freeze or refrigerate, or use immediately. 
    Alfredo Sauce being poured into fettuccine alfredo with chicken



Calories: 1406kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 146g | Saturated Fat: 91g | Cholesterol: 489mg | Sodium: 1540mg | Potassium: 210mg | Vitamin A: 5300IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 528mg | Iron: 0.3mg