Homemade alfredo sauce recipe has just 5 simple ingredients and comes together with very little work. Skip the store bought alfredo sauce and make this instead for a meal everyone will love.
Homemade alfredo sauce recipe
Today I am going to show you just how easy this homemade alfredo sauce recipe is. You are going to be shocked how quick and easy it is. Plus, it tastes much better than anything from the grocery store.
I’m very excited for this post today to share with you this crazy good and easy homemade Alfredo sauce recipe. Plus I am excited to share with you this cookbook.
My friends, Donna & Chad, over at The Slow Roasted Italian, recently released a stunning cookbook: The Simple Kitchen that I know will be frequently used at my home, and I know you will enjoy as well.
Easy homemade alfredo sauce
This easy Alfredo sauce recipe is one recipe that immediately stood out to me. Our family loves Alfredo sauce at the restaurants and with only 5 ingredients I knew I could easily make this at home.
The Simple Kitchen Cookbook has over 80 quick and easy recipes with a full-sized photo for every single recipe. They are simply beautiful! My sister was just drooling over the pictures the other day when she was here.
Inside The Simple Kitchen there are 8 chapters and each chapter has over 10 tested-to-perfection recipes that are tried & true favorites. There are also tons of kitchen tricks and techniques sprinkled throughout the cookbook.
It is one cookbook that I think your family will love.
The eight chapters include: Perfectly Slow Cooked, One-Pot Wonders, Dinner in a Snap!, Simple Appetizers, Sensational Soups, Simple Sides & Veggies, Everyday Kitchen Essentials, and Deliciously Simple Desserts.
This cookbook has recipes that are perfect for families on the go. They are simple recipes but they are still packed with flavor. Your family will be thinking you have been slaving in the kitchen but really…. it took very little effort.
Today I’m sharing with you this easy homemade Alfredo sauce recipe. You will find the 5 ingredient Alfredo sauce recipe on page 155 in The Simple Kitchen cookbook.
How do you make Alfredo sauce from scratch?
It is actually very simple and only requires a few basic ingredients. Don’t let the idea of making alfredo sauce at home intimidate you.
It is not hard at all and the sauce is rich and creamy!
Let’s get started!
What ingredients are in Alfredo sauce?
- 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 1 cup of half and half
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 cups of freshly grated parmesan cheese
- pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
- salt and pepper, to taste
How to make homemade alfredo sauce:
In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the half and half to the melted butter while whisking.
Add in the garlic and simmer for 3 minutes. Do not let it come to a boil. I stirred it almost constantly.
Remove the sauce from the heat and add in the cheese, a handful at a time, whisking thoroughly until it is completely melted in the sauce. Continue doing this until all the cheese has been added in the sauce.
Add in the nutmeg and stir.
Taste the sauce and add salt and pepper if needed.
Now you know how to make alfredo sauce!
What to serve with alfredo sauce?
I also think it would taste amazing poured over the Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash Recipe if you are looking for something a little lower in carbs.
You could also add shrimp for a delicious shrimp alfredo. The ideas are endless for this easy and delicious alfredo sauce.
Try it with some of these other delicious side dish recipes:
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- Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe
- Easy Parmesan Roasted Zucchini Recipe
Everyone will love this delicious homemade alfredo sauce recipe!
This homemade alfredo sauce is so delicious. You will love how quick and easy it is.
The minced garlic gives it the best flavor and the sauce reminds me of olive garden alfredo. You know how expensive eating out can be and even more with a large family.
Save yourself a ton of money and make this delicious alfredo sauce recipe at home instead. You will love how rich and creamy it is.
The butter and cream make it so decadent. Oh my it is wonderful.
You can make it your own and add things like red peppers or other veggies. Feel free to add shrimp or grilled chicken.
It really is a great meal for anyone that loves alfredo! Everyone will love this recipe.
I hope you get a chance to check out Donna and Chad’s cookbook, The Simple Kitchen, and I’m certain you’ll love it as much as our family does!
This is the best homemade alfredo sauce and budget friendly!
Your family can enjoy a really great meal for very little money. I just know it will be a hit and something tasty to add to your normal menu plan rotation.
We save so much money by meal prepping and making sure we have a plan in place. I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning!
Save that money for a family vacation or maybe just some wiggle room in the budget. It is so nice to eat out when you want to and not when you forgot to take something out of the freezer.
Simple dinners like this are always a hit and it is a great way to get everyone gathered around the dinner table. We make the best memories when we share about our day.
The flavor is wonderful and the Alfredo sauce is better than anything you could buy. I love that you can use any kind of pasta making this even easier to use what is in the pantry!
We have used linguine, spaghetti, penne and even bow tie pasta. It is seriously amazing with anything and makes a great budget friendly meal any day of the week.
Give this a try and let us know how it turns out for you. I think your family will love it!
Print the recipe below for the best homemade alfredo sauce:
Easy homemade alfredo sauce
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup half and half
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
- pinch freshly grated nutmeg
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter.
- Add the half and half to the melted butter while whisking.
- Add in thh garlic and simmer for 3 minutes. Do not let it come to a boil. I stirred it almost constantly.
- Remove the sauce from the heat and add in the cheese, a handful at a time, whisking thoroughly until it is completely melted in the sauce. Continue doing this until all the cheese has been added in the sauce.
- Add in the nutmeg and stir.
- Taste the sauce and add salt and pepper if needed.
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