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Alfredo sauce

🍳 10 min

🔥 532 cal

✍️ by Olena Lastivka


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Alfredo sauce

21 g


6 g


48 g



Creamy in texture and saturated in taste, Alfredo sauce is an excellent addition to pasta, snacks, and many other dishes. The sauce smells like garlic and tastes like homemade cheese. It doesn't take long to prepare but does make a drastic difference when it comes to serving meals or appetizers. 

What is Alfredo Sauce 

Alfredo sauce is a white creamy sauce with cheese and garlic typically served with pasta. Alfredo Di Lelio invented authentic Alfredo sauce in 1908 when he introduced Fettuccine Alfredo. Despite being only a pasta sauce at first, now it is a popular dressing for many dishes and snacks. 

How to Make Alfredo Sauce from Scratch

To make classic Alfredo sauce from scratch, you need to buy parmesan, butter, cream, and garlic. You can add some dried herbs, dill, parsley, or basil. Cook the sauce in a skillet or frying pan. First, mix butter and cream with greens and spices, then gradually add parmesan. 

How to Thicken Alfredo Sauce

You can add some flour directly or make a slurry and whisk it into the sauce. Mix some cornstarch with water in a separate bowl to prepare a slurry. You can use cooled pasta water for better taste. 

How to Keep Alfredo Sauce from Separating

Traditional Alfredo sauce separates naturally as any other natural fatty sauce or peanut butter. To make the sauce even again, you need to heat it a little bit using basic appliances. Use a microwave, an oven, or a stove. Start whisking the sauce when it becomes warm but don't let it boil. 

What Can You Make with Alfredo Sauce 

There are plenty of different things to make with Alfredo sauce. The most popular option is using Alfredo sauce to serve pasta. You can add the sauce to ravioli, baked meat and vegetable dishes, pizza, and cream soups. What's more, it is a perfect sauce for crackers, chicken nuggets, and chips. 

How Long Does Alfredo Sauce Last in the Fridge

Don't keep homemade Alfredo sauce for longer than 3 days. Making a new one will take around 10 minutes, and you will not risk eating sour cream instead of the fresh one. If you bought the sauce in a supermarket, check the instructions on the back of the package.

Alfredo sauce Recipe

Essential ingredients

  • Butter 82.5%

    30 g (2 tbsp)

  • Cream 20%

    60 g (4 tbsp)

  • Parmesan (grated)

    50 g (½ cup)

  • Salt

    1 g (⅕ tsp)

  • Parsley

    10 g (⅕ cup)

Ingredients to taste

Garlic, Black pepper, Basil, Water, Flour

How to make

Please follow the next steps:

  1. 1

    Use melted butter or melt it in a frying pan over low heat.

  2. 2

    Once the butter is fully liquid, add the cream and simmer for 3 minutes.

  3. 3

    Whisk in the salt, parsley, minced garlic, pepper, and basil.

  4. 4

    Add parmesan and whisk it till the sauce's texture becomes light and even.

  5. 5

    You can make the sauce thinner by adding some pasta water and thicker by adding flour or cornstarch slurry.

  • Cooking Method

    Simmering, Whisking

  • Recipe category

    Dinner, Snacks, Appetizer

  • Recipe cuisine


  • Tools

    Knife, Cutting board, Saucepan, Cup, Spoon, Whisk

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