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Homemade Alfredo Sauce in a bowl with chicken

Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Nothing is better than homemade. This simple recipe for Homemade Alfredo Sauce is my favorite thing to serve with pasta. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Alfredo Sauce, Homemade Alfredo Sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 472 kcal
Author Jennie Duncan


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups parmesan cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
  • 12 oz fettuccine (optional for serving)


  1. Prepare pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.

  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over low/medium heat. Slowly mix in heavy cream once butter is about melted.

  3. Add in garlic. Slowly add in shredded parmesan cheese whisking until cheese is melted and sauce is creamy.

  4. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Optional: serve with pasta and grilled chicken

Recipe Notes

How to Store Homemade Alfredo Sauce:

Place in a mason jar with a lid or any airtight container. Keep in the fridge 3-4 days. Stir consistently when reheating on low heat. 

What Pasta is Best for Alfredo Sauce:

I serve my alfredo with fettuccini but pasta you enjoy will taste great with it. 

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Alfredo Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 472 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 29g145%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 753mg31%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1608IU32%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 438mg44%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.