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Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Course Dinner
Keyword alfredo sauce, homemade alfredo sauce
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Brandon


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup (3 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • In a medium saucepan, warm butter over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Pour in the cream, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until you see steam coming up from the surface (about 3 minutes). Don’t bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Gradually whisk in Parmesan cheese, and continue to cook, whisking frequently, until creamy and slightly thickened (about 3 minutes). Stir in nutmeg, then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • At this point you can use this Alfredo sauce with any pasta or gnocchi. I like to reserve a little pasta cooking water to thin out the sauce as needed. Always check for seasoning one last time after you toss the pasta with the sauce.