How To Make Alfredo Sauce

Easy Alfredo Sauce recipe that is ideal over pasta or chicken with easy instructions on storing leftover portions.

Easy Alfredo Sauce recipe. Ideal over pasta or chicken with easy instructions on storing leftover portions. | One Dish Kitchen

If you’ve ever wondered how to make Alfredo Sauce, this recipe is for you.

If you want to turn a bowl of pasta from ordinary to extraordinary, consider making a quick batch of homemade Alfredo Sauce. You might be surprised to see just how easy it is! This alfredo sauce is easy to make, ultra creamy and completely delicious!

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Alfredo Sauce

This is a wonderful sauce recipe and one I’ve been making and enjoying for years! This recipe makes a good amount of sauce and will definitely serve more than one person. If you’re cooking for one or two people, you could do like I do and make the sauce to use immediately over a hefty helping of fettuccine and refrigerate the remainder and enjoy it with chicken or shrimp the next evening.

The sauce thickens slightly when refrigerated and can be thinned out with a little cream or milk when you are ready to use it.

Skip the temptation to purchase a jar of pre-made Alfredo Sauce at the store, instead use this easy recipe to make this better-than-store-bought version.

Easy Alfredo Sauce recipe. Ideal over pasta or chicken with easy instructions on storing leftover portions. | One Dish Kitchen

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How To Make Alfredo Sauce

The ingredient list is small. All you need is heavy cream, lemon juice, butter, parmesan cheese, salt and nutmeg.

How To Make Alfredo Sauce - Ingredients | One Dish KitchenHere’s how this easy Alfredo Sauce recipe comes together…

First, pour 2 1/2 cups of the heavy cream into a medium sized pot and add in 1/4 cup of the lemon juice.

Easy Alfredo Sauce recipe | One Dish Kitchen

How To Make Alfredo Sauce | One Dish Kitchen

Add in 8 tablespoons of butter (1 stick) and cook over a medium heat until the butter melts, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes.

Easy Alfredo Sauce recipe | One Dish Kitchen

After the butter melts, lower the heat to low and add in 3 cups of the grated parmesan cheese and a pinch of nutmeg.

Reach into the jar of ground nutmeg and using two fingers “pinch” them together to grab a tiny bit of nutmeg and add it to the Alfredo Sauce.  Stir the sauce well and taste it.  If it needs a little salt, start out by adding just a touch and add a little more at a time if you find the sauce needs it.

Remove the Alfredo Sauce from the heat and add in your pasta and toss.  If you return your pot back to the stove, the sauce will continue to thicken.  Don’t let it boil.

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This Alfredo Sauce recipe makes enough sauce for a 16-ounce package of pasta.  If you are cooking for one, refrigerate the sauce and it will keep well in the refrigerator for a couple of days.

Alfredo Sauce Recipe

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How To Make Alfredo Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keyword: sauce
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 493kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
  • 3 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • salt , to taste

Instructions

  • Stir the cream and the lemon juice in a heavy medium skillet to blend.
  • Add the butter and cook over medium heat just until the butter melts, stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce the heat to low and add in the grated Parmesan cheese, nutmeg and salt, stirring until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Toss with cooked pasta.
  • Sprinkle a little more grated parmesan over the top, if desired.

Notes

This recipe for Alfredo Sauce makes enough sauce for a 16-ounce package of pasta. You can divide the recipe in half if you want to make a smaller portion, however the pasta and sauce will keep well in the refrigerator for a few days. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Cholesterol: 219mg | Sodium: 735mg | Potassium: 147mg | Vitamin A: 47.1% | Vitamin C: 5.5% | Calcium: 62.3% | Iron: 2.5%
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7 thoughts on “How To Make Alfredo Sauce”


  1. recipe is almost identical to one I have used for 30+ years with the exception of the lemon juice. I have guest coming for dinner on Sunday I’ll fix the pasta a nice crispy Romaine salad, a glass of Wente Chardonay
    barely oaked with lots of citrus flavors and pass judgement on the lemon juice. I owned a catering business in Reno Nv. aprox. 20 years ago and ran that business for 30 years ” Silver Spoons Catering”. 20 yrs in Reno, and 10 years in California centeral valley. Short distance from Sacramento and San Francisco.

    1. You just can’t beat an easy Alfredo Sauce recipe, I think it’s perfect to serve to guests – It’s easy to make and everyone loves it. One of my favorite Chardonnays is Wente, I know it was perfect with your meal.

  2. I”m thinking about making Alfredo lasagna, how many batches do you think i would need to make for a nine by thirteen pan? (half on bottom, quarter in middle and quarter on top)

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