The Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe
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Creamy delicious alfredo sauce seasoned to perfection with garlic, parmesan cheese, and Italian herbs. A simple recipe that tastes like it came from your favorite Italian restaurant.
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6-8
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 2 tsp crushed garlic, approx. 2-3 small cloves
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ¼ tsp + a pinch of salt
  • ¼ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1½ cups freshly grated parmesan (approx. 5-6 ounces)
  • 1 pkg fettuccini noodles cooked according to package directions (don't forget to salt the water)
  1. Boil your water and cook your Fettuccini noodles while you make the sauce.
  2. To make the sauce, in a medium-sized sauté pan, sauté the garlic and butter over medium-high heat for 1 minute or until it is softened and fragrant.
  3. Add the heavy cream, salt, Italian Seasoning, and ground pepper. Bring to a boil, turn heat down a little and allow to simmer/boil for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to low and whisk in the parmesan cheese. Keep whisking/stirring as it simmers for 3-5 more minutes. It will thicken slightly.
  5. That's it. It's ready to serve. YUM!
  6. You can either ladle it over noodles or toss it into the entire pot of noodles once they have been drained. Don't forget you can add chicken or shrimp to make this a main dish!
  7. Enjoy!
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at