Quick and easy Homemade Alfredo Sauce made with just 4 ingredients; cream, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese and nutmeg. This rich, creamy alfredo sauce recipe is wonderful served over pasta or with chicken.
This creamy and delicious single serving homemade Alfredo Sauce recipe is one that all home cooks should have. It’s a quick and easy recipe that I use all the time and is adapted from the Alfredo Sauce recipe I’ve used for years when my kids were all living at home.
This wonderful sauce recipe makes the best Alfredo Sauce to serve with pasta or chicken and I’m so happy to share it with you today!
We’re perhaps most familiar with using Alfredo Sauce in a Fettuccine Alfredo but did you know that this creamy sauce is also lovely in a Chicken Alfredo, a Shrimp Alfredo, or even as a pizza sauce?
Alfredo Sauce Ingredients
The ingredients in this small batch Alfredo Sauce recipe are:
- lemon juice
- Parmesan cheese
- ground nutmeg
- salt (optional)
Alfredo Sauce Recipe
You can view the steps involved and see the process photographs for making Alfredo Sauce in an earlier (large batch) Alfredo Sauce recipe from a few years ago. The process is the same, the ingredient amounts are different.
First pour two-thirds of a cup of cream into a small pot and add in a tablespoon of lemon juice and two tablespoons of butter. Cook over a medium heat until the butter melts, stirring constantly.
After the butter melts, add in three-quarters of a cup of grated Parmesan cheese, and a pinch of nutmeg. Stir until the cheese has melted.
Alfredo Sauce is traditionally served with fettuccine pasta. This flat, ribbon pasta is perfect for cream sauces such as this one. Feel free to use your favorite pasta shape instead.
Light Alfredo Sauce Recipe
You can lighten up this Alfredo Sauce recipe by substituting half and half for the heavy cream. The sauce will still be creamy and the calories will be reduced.
Many Ways to Enjoy Alfredo Sauce
Use this Alfredo Sauce in a variety of different ways. In addition to eating it tossed with pasta, consider also adding Alfredo Sauce to cooked chicken, shrimp, or on an Alfredo pizza.
When you want to make a bowl of pasta for yourself, this single serving sauce recipe is perfect. I generally use 2-ounces of dried fettuccine noodles and find that this recipe will give you the perfect amount of sauce.
As the pasta cooks in the boiling water, so does the sauce in it’s own saucepan. In minutes, you can enjoy a big bowl of Fettuccine Alfredo and you’ll have no leftovers to deal with.
For this single serving Alfredo Sauce, I used a 1-quart saucepan. For best results, please use a pan of similar size.
Alfredo Sauce Recipe For One
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- pinch nutmeg
- pinch salt , to taste
- Stir the cream and the lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat to blend.
- Add the butter and cook over medium heat until the butter melts, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to low and add in the grated Parmesan cheese, nutmeg and salt, stirring until the cheese has completely melted.
- Remove from the heat.
- Toss with cooked pasta.
- Sprinkle a little more grated parmesan over the top, if desired.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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