Alfredo Sauce

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Alfredo Sauce

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced - optional
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 to 3 tbsp chopped scallions or Italian parsley - optional


  • In a sauce pan carefully heat the cream over medium heat.
  • Don’t boil it! Add the butter and garlic.
  • When the butter is melted, turn down heat and whisk in cheese.
  • Add black pepper and whisk until smooth.
  • Serve over hot cooked pasta with scallions or parsley on top.


If sauce gets a too thick you can add a bit of milk to thin it out. You can also add fresh hot cooked veggies like broccoli or cooked chicken or shrimp. Delicious with a bit of extra Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top too!


Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 470mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1987IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 305mg | Iron: 1mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this last night. It turned out amazing. I will make this again. Easy and lighter tasting than I thought it would be. Fresh parsley on top perfect way to season.

    1. Amy Hanten says:

      Thank you so much! It’s one of my family’s favorites too! -Amy