The Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce Ever!

The most creamy and delicious homemade alfredo sauce that you will ever make!   This is a tried and true recipe and you will agree that it is the best recipe out there! homemadealfredo2

I just had to post my favorite alfredo recipe that I have created here on the blog.   There are a few secret ingredients that set it apart from all of the rest.  If there is one thing I can always count on my family to eat it is my homemade alfredo sauce over pasta.  We recently had some company over for dinner and I made these Chicken Bacon Garlic Alfredo Roll Ups and they always are a huge hit!

This alfredo sauce is thick and creamy and the flavor is out of the world.  It is restaurant quality that you can make right at home.  It has delicious garlic flavor and italian seasonings.  I like to add cream cheese to my alfredo for that extra creamy flavor and texture.  This alfredo sauce always gets raved about whenever I make it!


This alfredo sauce comes together pretty easily and you will never go back to the jarred alfredo sauce again!  Ick!  This alfredo sauce is awesome on top of just about any pasta but is also delicious used as a dip or even spread on pizza.


I think this sauce is even better than any restaurant that I have been to and the best part is that you can make it yourself!   It is thick, creamy, and rich and the perfect sauce on top of your favorite pasta.

I know that you will quickly agree that this is the BEST!  This will be a recipe that you make again and again, just like I do!


The Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce Ever!

4.97 from 79 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian


  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream 2 cups
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. In a medium saucepan add butter, heavy whipping cream, and cream cheese. Cook over medium heat and whisk until melted.  

  2. Add the minced garlic, garlic powder, italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Continue to whisk until smooth. Add the grated parmesan cheese.

  3. Bring to a simmer and continue to cook for about 3-5 minutes or until it starts to thicken. Toss it with your favorite pasta!




More delicious recipes using the alfredo sauce: 


Three Cheese Chicken Broccoli Alfredo


Chicken Bacon Garlic Alfredo Roll Ups


Parmesan Garlic Crusted Chicken with Garlic Alfredo Shells




Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. You win! When I find a recipe online I usually alter it as I’m cooking to suit it to our taste since most are close but just not quite right.

    Well this one was dead solid perfect. Also, this is the first time I have ever commented on a recipe site – yep, it’s that good. Now I need to post this and go shake my wife out of her food coma.

  2. Yep, you are correct. This is hands-down, the best alfredo sauce I have ever eaten, and so easy to make! Thank you thank you thank you!

  3. Delicious but lots and lots of butter. The next day when we reheated it, it had alot of butter at the bottom but we dumped it out and was still good. Very easy to make.

  4. Awesome, Totally awesome. Easy to make and not very much more expensive than the store bought stuff and was way better. Instead of parmesan I used smoked Gouda just cause I had it and it was amazing. This is my new Alfredo sauce.
    Thanks Alyssa

  5. How much does this recipe make? I am cooking for 70 and using the sauce in a recipe that calls for 32 oz of Alfredo sauce in a jar

  6. I mean WOW .i dont even want to tell people about it so i can be the best at Alfredo sause LOL .Ive had Gordon Ramsay’s sause at his restaurant and im telling you this is the closest thing to if not better on account that my son and i made it together .Absolutely wonderful .

  7. OMG, Perfection!!!! I’ve never had an Alfredo Sauce so good. Sometimes I play with it a bit like frying up some tenders or a thinly sliced breast in a bread crumb crust over pasta with this sauce. Mmm, mmm good. Ocassionally I’ll add some chives,, scallions. broccoli florrets or mushrooms. Not only is it perfect on it’s own but an awesome sauce to build upon

  8. Just tried this and I’m not going back. The pasta took longer to cook then putting the sauce together. The taste is wonderful and the texture creamy. I tossed in a few shrimp at the end and it was perfect.

  9. I absolutely LOVE this recipe! It has definitely replaced jar sauce. My only concern is the butter separation. Each time I make it, the butter separates and it becomes very greasy. Is there anyway to fix that?

  10. It really is outstanding. Nothing I’d make every week with the fat content but an absolutely wonderful treat/indulgence.

    Make the sauce. Boil a big pot of water for pasta, cook chicken then remove. Cut two crowns of broccoli into stalk parts and floret parts, small pieces. Cook desired type of pasta, adding the stalk parts 7 minutes before the pasta is cooked, and the florets for 5 minutes. Retain one cup of pasta water to thin sauce as needed, drain. Cut up chicken while pasta is cooking. Add chicken, pasta and broccoli to sauce. Thin if needed with pasta water.

  11. This is the best Alfredo Sauce ever! I added shrimp to the pasta and tossed with the sauce. It was definitely a hit with my family.

  12. Just made this for the 1st time tonight with linguini pasta and shrimp. My family went crazy over it!! Absolutely delicious!! Thank you!

    1. If you don’t have all the ingredients on your spice shelf, you can blend just a few of them with good results. Try substituting 1/4 teaspoon each of basil, thyme, rosemary and oregano for each teaspoon of Italian seasoning called for in a recipe.

  13. Great sauce, very thick and cheesy. This is not a sauce for those who want light cheese. I made the sauce according to recipe, then tossed in a few red pepper flakes for a little spice. I served it over sauteed Bell peppers, broccoli, and pasta and it was delicious. Easy and fairly quick to make, too!

  14. This sauce had a nice consistency, but it was a bit sour from the cream cheese and my kids didn’t care for that flavor. I may try mascarpone as an alternative to cream cheese.

  15. So I would love to make this for an event that I am hosting but I would like to make it ahead of time. Are you able to freeze it?

    Thank you!

  16. Huge hit with the family and paired nicely with the Spinach & Ricotta stuffed Ravioli and Shrimp I had planned. Nice change from the normal sugo. Thank you!

  17. I’ve never posted a review or comment on a recipe before (and trust me I am always on these sites using them) but WOW……this recipe is so simple and easy to execute, and what I’m about to say is NOT an exaggeration: this is not only the best alfredo I’ve ever made…this is the best Alfredo I’ve ever HAD!!! For those who don’t believe me you’re probably looking at the recipe thinking, “it can’t be THAT good it’s just a simple recipe. It’s just alfredo!” Please try it. I recommend adding fresh steamed broccoli, and I also added precooked rotisserie chicken that I shredded. It meshed a lot better than chunks of chicken in my opinion. But wow, incredible recipe!!

  18. It is truly as good as described. We did a chicken Alfredo with spiralized zuchinni but would have not needed the chicken to make the meal complete. Try it – you will not be disappointed.

  19. I’ve never looked through a recipe’s reviews and found so many positive ones. I’ve made this sauce multiple times and every time I try a new recipe (just for fun) it’s never close to as good as this. Every other alfredo sauce is just so… boring. This one is full of flavor and I think I’ll have to stick with it.

  20. I have not made this yet but need to ask…I cook lunch for our small parochial school once a week. I want to make this sauce (much cheaper and better tasting than purchased). I do need to know about how much to make. I feed about 5 adults, 10 teens and 20 children. Some things the kids clean me out and others I have leftovers to take home for my family for supper-which is a good thing. 🙂 How many recipes of the sauce would you make for this group. The are all pretty much good eaters.

  21. Such great sauce! Do you think it would freeze ok? I made too much sauce for myself to eat and I’d love to freeze it and use the rest of it later.

  22. Sounds delish. Can I use this sauce in a chicken spaghetti casserole and freeze? The recipe calls for jarred Alfredo but I rather use fresh if I can freeze.

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