This Homemade Alfredo Sauce recipe is the best! It is creamy, flavorful, rich, delicious and is much better than any restaurant Alfredo sauce. Super easy to make it! Perfect with pasta, fish, shrimp and veggies. Low in carbs and gluten free. Love Alfredo as much as I do? Try it and you will never resort to the store- bought stuff again.
Creamy Alfredo Sauce
I have been making homemade Alfredo Sauce for ages. It is my family’s favorite sauce for all kinds of pastas and shrimp dishes. It is the king of white sauces. You will need just 8 ingredients to make this delicious white sauce.
What is Alfredo Sauce?
I don’t know about Italy, but I know for sure that Alfredo pasta is the most popular Italian pasta in America.
You won’t believe it, but this pasta (like many super famous dishes) was invented by accident by a Roman restaurateur. His wife gave birth to their first child. After the delivery she lost her appetite completely and refused to eat. Out of desperation he decided to cook something super tasty for her so that she could not refuse.
He prepared a rich pasta sauce out of butter, Parmesan cheese and cream. His wife was delighted and asked for more. Moreover, they included the new dish to the restaurant’s menu and their visitors loved it.
The fame of pasta Alfredo first spread throughout Rome and then spread all over the world. This paste became super popular in America, due to the huge number of emigrants from Italy.Nowadays, mushrooms, chicken, seafood can be added to Alfredo pasta - a huge number of variations of this Italian dish exists!
Key Ingredients to Make Alfredo Sauce
Literally Alfredo Sauce melts in the mouth. Each of the below ingredients blend incredibly well together creating the creamiest and smoothest Alfredo sauce.
- Parmesan cheese
- Cream cheese
- Italian seasoning
- White pepper
- Egg Yolk
Is Alfredo Sauce gluten free?
Yes! This homemade Alfredo sauce is 100% gluten free. I used an egg yolk to thicken the sauce. Add it to the sauce carefully or it will scramble rather than thicken it.
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THE BEST CREAMY ALFREDO SAUCE RECIPE
- Total Time: 13 mins
- Yield: 4
This Homemade Alfredo Sauce recipe is the best! It is creamy, flavorful, rich, delicious and is much better than any restaurant Alfredo sauce.
- Light/heavy cooking cream - 1 cup
- Unsalted butter ( room temperature)- 2 tbsp.
- Cream cheese- 75 gm/ 2.6 oz / ⅓ cup
- Parmesan cheese ( freshly grated) -⅔ cup
- Large egg yolk- 1
- Freshly ground nutmeg-1 pinch
- Italian seasoning- ½ tsp.
- White pepper- ¼ tsp.
- Salt -to taste
- In a medium saucepan melt butter and cream cheese over low heat, whisk until melted.
- Add the cooking cream and stir to combine and until it becomes hot.
- Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese and whisk until melted. Add the nutmeg, Italian seasoning, white pepper and salt.
- Separate the egg white and egg yolk. When the sauce is about to boil, remove from the stove and add the egg yolk while whisking for 1 min.
- Return on the stove, bring to a simmer and cook until the sauce thickens,stirring continuously.
- Serve with pastas, chicken, fish or veggies.
* Makes about 1 ½ cups.
- Prep Time: 3 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Category: Sauce recipe
- Cuisine: Italian
- Serving Size: 100 g
- Calories: 147 kcal
- Sugar: 0.92 g
- Fat: 15.01 g
- Carbohydrates: 0.99 g
- Protein: 2.68 g
- Cholesterol: 45 mg
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This Alfredo sauce looks very cremmy and tasty, and it's eassier to do than I thought
OGUNYEMI SEGUN says
This sauce is quite creamy. I will like to link your page to my blog, what do you say?
This will be really yummy very creamy and tasty too. It will worth the 10 minutes spent to get it done.
This Alfredo sauce seems like a very easy cream sauce to make, I wont mind trying my hand on it,
This sauce is so creamy and rich. I feel like having a taste of it right away. will prepare mine soon.
Wilson Jake says
This recipe is amazing, doesn't even look like it was gotten accidentally. So creamy and no doubt tasty.
Wow, mistake make perfection. I am sure this recipe is really healthy for all ages. Nice and easy recipe
Janine Bocateja says
I would definitely try this tomorrow with pasta. I will aslo share this link to my blog. Perfect for the quarantine period.