Homemade Alfredo sauce is a rich and creamy sauce that is traditionally used in Italian cuisine to accompany pasta dishes. It is named after Alfredo di Lelio, an Italian restaurateur who popularized the sauce in the early 20th century.

Homemade Alfredo Sauce

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The basic ingredients for homemade Alfredo sauce typically include butter, heavy cream, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. Here’s a simple recipe to make Alfredo sauce at home:


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Optional: parsley for garnish


  • In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant, stirring constantly.
  • Pour in the heavy cream and bring it to a gentle simmer. Let it cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Gradually whisk in the grated Parmesan cheese until it melts and the sauce becomes smooth and creamy. Continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remember, Parmesan cheese is naturally salty, so be cautious while adding salt.
  • Remove the sauce from heat. If desired, garnish with chopped parsley for added freshness and color.
  • Serve the homemade Alfredo sauce immediately over your favorite pasta, such as fettuccine or linguine.

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