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5 from 3 votes

Alfredo Sauce

This Alfredo Sauce is my version of a classic white cream sauce! Just 20 minutes to make the richest, creamiest, pasta, pizza, or dipping sauce. So versatile, easy, and yummy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Pasta - Vegetarian, Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 8 ingredient, creamy, easy
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 2456kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt plus more to taste (I used 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1 cup freshly shaved parmesan, asiago, romano cheese blend I use the Belgioioso Salad Blend

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a non-stick straight edged sauté pan (or similar pan) over medium low heat.*
  • Once melted, add in garlic, Italian seasoning, dried basil, salt, and pepper and cook, whisking constantly, for 30 seconds.
  • Slowly whisk in the heavy cream.
  • Bring to a simmer, and simmer for 5 minutes, whisking constantly.
  • Reduce the heat to low, and whisk in the cheese, little by little, until fully melted. Do this slowly to avoid clumping and graininess.
  • Taste and re-season, if desired.
  • Serve with hot pasta, as a dipping sauce, or as a base for a pizza, etc.

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Notes

*If making this in a smaller pan, like a sauce pan (less surface area), you'll likely need to simmer for 10+ minutes to thicken. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 2456kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 247g | Saturated Fat: 155g | Cholesterol: 838mg | Sodium: 2372mg | Potassium: 495mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 9155IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 1559mg | Iron: 2mg