Homemade Alfredo Sauce recipe that is a fast and easy cream sauce. This recipe for Homemade Alfredo Sauce is my family’s absolute favorite. Alfredo Sauce is a classic creamy pasta sauce that only takes about 15 minutes to make and features lots of Parmesan cheese. It can be served with pasta, chicken, shrimp, broccoli, and many other dishes.
HOMEMADE ALFREDO SAUCE
This is my family’s absolute favorite sauce to have with pasta, chicken, shrimp, and vegetables. Like many other classic sauces, Alfredo sauce can be used with so many different meals so the whole jar of sauce can last through a week of different dinners.
After many disappointing tastings of jarred sauces, I had to come up with my own recipe that my family and I will actually enjoy. My Alfredo Sauce has taken me years to perfect. I’ve tried a few different variation and this one is the best by far. I like using fresh grated Parmesan and some dry Parmesan. The combination of the two makes perfect texture and flavor.
If I had to choose between all classic sauces, Alfredo would have to be my favorite one. It’s perfect with chicken, seafood, vegetable or to dip some bread sticks in it. Yes, this sauce can even be served as an appetizer or a dip!
HOW TO MAKE ALFREDO SAUCE
Alfredo sauce is a very easy sauce to make and will only take about 15 minutes. You can make this sauce in just about as much time as it will take pasta to cook.
It’s always best to prepare and measure your ingredients ahead of time, especially in a fast recipe like this.
Use a medium sauce pot to prepare the Alfredo Sauce. Melt butter over medium heat and once butter is melted, add pressed garlic. Cook garlic until it’s fragrant and sprinkle flour over it. Stir and then slowly pour in heavy whipping cream.
Gently stir the mixture together and let it heat through. (Don’t let it boil!) Once heavy cream is hot, whisk in sour cream, Parmesan cheeses, salt, and pepper. Lower heat to medium-low and gently stir until grated cheese starts to melt.
Keep cooking over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often. Once sauce is ready mix it with cooked pasta.
IS ALFREDO SAUCE GLUTEN FREE?
This Alfredo Sauce recipe is not gluten free BUT it is easily made gluten free by using gluten free all purpose flour. There is not much flour that goes into the sauce because the sauce gets its thick texture mostly from Parmesan cheese and sour cream. The combination of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and some dry Parmesan cheese thickens the sauce nicely where only a small amount of flour is needed.
HOW TO STORE ALFREDO SAUCE
Store Alfredo sauce in a glass jar with a lid in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
Reheating Alfredo Sauce
I don’t usually recommend reheating Alfredo Sauce in a microwave because it separates easily if it is overheated. The key to reheating Alfredo sauce is low and slow.
If you wish to try and reheat it in a microwave, use lower power setting and heat it up for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between.
Alfredo sauce can also be reheated in a small sauce pot, over medium-low heat. Bring it to temperature slowly, while stirring often.
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Classic Alfredo Sauce
Alfredo Sauce is a classic creamy pasta sauce that only takes about 15 minutes to make and features lots of Parmesan cheese. It can be served with pasta, chicken, shrimp, broccoli, and many other dishes.
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 large clove of garlic pressed
- 1 tbsp all purpose flour (can substitute gluten free flour)
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup dry Parmesan cheese
Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.
Add pressed garlic and saute until fragrant (just a few seconds).
Sprinkle flour over it and slowly add heavy cream WHILE whisking constantly (I suggest using a silicone covered whisk). Heat through on medium heat, keep stirring slowly.
Whisk in sour cream, Parmesan cheeses, salt, and pepper. Lower heat to medium-low.
Keep cooking on medium-low heat for about 5-7 minutes, stirring often.
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Originally published on Will Cook For Smiles on February 3, 2014. Updated May 15, 2019.