15-Minute Alfredo Sauce

If you’ve ever made Alfredo Sauce before, then you know just how easy it is to make. However, if you have never made Alfredo sauce before, then you should hopefully find this recipe easy. You will notice that this recipe requires only a few basic ingredients that you most likely already have on hand.

Alfredo Sauce is a rich and creamy pasta sauce. It consists of various dairy products and it is best when served with fettuccine noodles. Many people love it. Please note that this recipe is not vegan, but you can make it vegan by easily substituting these ingredients for vegan replacements.

15-Minute Alfredo Sauce

Recipe by Madison Amara
3.9 from 7 votes
Course: Comfort Food, Dinner Recipes, Easy Recipes, Family Recipes, Kid Friendly Recipes, Low Cost Recipes, Lunch Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Quick RecipesCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, sliced

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


  • In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter and stir in heavy whipping cream.
  • Mix in garlic powder, Italian seasoning, black pepper and salt. Simmer for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Add cheese and whisk until fully melted. Sauce should be thick. If not, allow it to stand for 2 more minutes. 
  • Turn off the heat and serve over your favorite pasta. Enjoy!

When it comes to cooking, not many things are more rewarding than being able to make one of your favorite meals from scratch. Making your own sauce benefits you because you know exactly what is going into it in its pure form. You can also make multiple batches at a much cheaper price than buying jars. You can get a boost of confidence when making this because you were involved in the whole Alfredo sauce-making process from the beginning to the end. And, 10 minutes is all it will take you. This all sounds like a winning situation. Oh! And, the fact that only one saucepan is needed to make this recipe should make you leap for joy. Who wants all of those dishes to wash? Certainly not you…or even your dishwasher!

This Alfredo Sauce is easy to whip up to serve a crowd. Simply serve it with pasta. Also, you can eyeball the measurements. This recipe calls for 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese, however, you can use your hand to measure that out if need be. That’s what makes sauce-making so easy, it’s simple to make and gives you a lot of room for creativity.

This recipe makes enough for four servings. It takes about 5 minutes of prep and 10 minutes of cooking time. The few ingredients that you will need to make this recipe are 4 tablespoons of sliced unsalted butter, 2 cups of heavy whipping cream, 1 tablespoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, ½ teaspoon of salt, and 1 cup of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Trust me when I say that once you make your own Alfredo sauce this way, you will never want to use jarred sauce EVER again. You can certainly taste the difference between jarred sauce and homemade Alfredo sauce. For one, the jarred sauce has preservatives in it to give it a longer shelf life. This homemade recipe does not.

So, when you try this recipe, what do you think? Did you notice that the recipe did not call for any flour? Well, that’s because the heavy whipping cream and grated parmesan cheese work together to thicken the alfredo sauce. Flour can get messy, and it can sometimes be hard to keep it from getting clumpy! That’s why I am so thankful that it is not needed in this recipe.

This Alfredo Sauce will cling to your pasta noodles. You will get a taste of the sauce with each bite that you take. Hopefully, you enjoy making and eating this Alfredo Sauce with your favorite pasta or dish of choice. Happy Sauce-making!

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