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!

4.9 from 371 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. Absolutely love this recipe, it’s one of our all time favorites in our home!! I am having a large group coming over and want to make it but 6 times the recipe, I don’t wanna have it break up tho with all of the butter/cream/cream cheese. Any suggestions on making it??

    1. You say this makes 4 servings? How big is each serving? I’m trying to figure out how much bigger I should make this for my family

      1. My son’s loves when I make chicken Alfredo and that was with the jar sause. I one day decided to make the sause homemade and found this receipt. Now when ever I ask the family what they would like for dinner he yell Chicken Alfredo and for days after will tell people how great his mom’s Alfredo is…

  2. I’ve made this recipe a few times. It is absolutely the best! Super delicious! My son loved it. We had it for dinner two days in a row and no complaints. I will never have a store bought Alfredo sauce again. Thank you!

  3. I subsubstituted half the cream cheese with firm tofu because I didn’t have enough cream cheese, and used garlic powder instead of minced onions. Put in blender then heated in a pan rather than following the instructions, because my brother, who is a great cook, told me I needed to blend the tofu before cooking it.
    Ended up great! A little garlicky, but that is my fault. That didn’t make it unenjoyable, though.

  4. OMG- this recipe is so delicious – restaurant quality and was the most amazing Alfredo sauce ever made. Treat your taste buds and try this recipe, not only is it awesome but so easy! You will not be disappointed. Everyone loved it!

    1. I made this delicious 😋
      I added two beaten eggs to the cream before not adding to the pot
      Will definitely make his again !!!

    2. Let me just say this is the MOST AMAZING Alfredo Sauce that has ever laid upon my tastebuds! WOW just WOW…. this is better that any other alfredo sacue I have ever had (I will never eat another Alfredo sauce again it has al een ruined for me form this day on.), most certainly AMAZING utterly to totally AMAZING.

  5. This sauce is very similar to mine. The biggest diference is that I use garlic cream cheese I get drom our local dairy. Other than that it’s a perfect match.

    For a spicier twist, add two tablespoons of cajun seasoning, or more as you please.

  6. First of all, I’m impressed that you answer the folks that comment~!! I’ve seen so many that don’t 🙁 I’m going to try this tomorrow for a “late” Easter dinner of lamb loin chops, homemade cavatelli, fresh asparagus, broccoli and sweet potatoes. I think the sauce will be great on everything… even the lamb… but I’ll be conservative and just put it on the cavatelli and maybe the green vegg

    Hi Alyssa, First of all, I’m impressed that you actually respond to visitor’s comments! Sadly, not many do. I’m going to try this tomorrow and I’ll let you know how it goes 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

    1. UGH! I wish I could edit that comment!~ I decided not to give so much detail and leave that for after I made it~~ !!!!

  7. Do I use Italian seasoning mix out of packet like you would use for making Italian dressing or regular dry Italian seasoning that you sprinkle from a bottle?

  8. I’ve tried several homemade alfredo sauces. They were all a disappointment. This recipe, however, was AMAZING!!!!! This is our new favorite sauce. I used to make a meal with alfredo once every 2-3 weeks, now we use this recipe at least once a week! (Even though it’s so fattening haha we can’t help it!)

    Thank you so much for posting this! My whole family loves it!

  9. Without a doubt the best alfredo sauce I’ve ever tasted. The best part of this recipe is that it’s so easy to make. Everyone in my family raved about it. Thanks for such a wonderful recipe.

  10. I love this recipe. I have made it several times exactly as writen. It’s so easy and a great sauce. The whole family request this for dinner on a regular basis. Thank you for freeing us from bitter jarred Alfredo sauce.

  11. Thank you for the recipe! It is awesome in my family loves it! This is now the only sauce that I make for my pasta 🙂

  12. This was truly the BEST alfredo sauce that I have ever made! So creamy and delicious! I pour it over fettuccine, chicken, and sauteed peppers and onions. Great meal!

  13. This is the best Alfredo sauce ever! Better than any restaurant or store bought Alfredo sauce. My family loves it, and they request it frequently. I double the recipe so I have enough sauce for two meals, then I just change up the pasta and the protein choice. Thank you for sharing this easy to make family favorite!

  14. Does anyone happen to know what change, if anything, by adding the cream cheese in after everything else started simmering, as opposed to with the cream beforebuts hot? I made this recipe and me and my mom liked it, however my husband and son said not so much it was a bit ‘off’ yet the didn’t know what it was. I just wanted thoughts on that change or any other. Also I didn’t have parm cheese so I used shredded mozzarella, maybe that was what it was. Thanks for ur thoughts

    1. Yes the Mozzarella cheese will give it a completely different taste. That is quite likely the “off” they were detecting. I bet it made a great cheese sauce though.

  15. Hubs loved it. Needed to use up some turkey breast that he had smoked. I didn’t have heavy whipping cream, so used 2% milk. Sauteed some onions in with the butter in the first step before adding the milk & cream cheese. Really good flavor!

  16. This recipe is amazing. Better than any jar alfredo sauce from the store. I cut back a little on the garlic powder and salt but added more minced garlic and garlic salt. I also added chopped mushrooms. Thanks for the recipe!

  17. I’ve made this recipe several times. My two kids (who can be picky) and husband love it. I don’t normally leave reviews, but this recipe I keep coming back to. The only thing I change is the amount of butter. 1/2 cup (1 whole stick) of butter is just way too much. It seperates from the rest of the sauce, especially when cooled/reheated. I’ll use half a stick or less and still same great flavor without so much of a butter flavor.

  18. I’ve made this recipe several times. It’s super quick to make and easy to out together. Far better than store bought alfredo from a jar. My two kids (who can be picky) and husband love it. I don’t normally leave reviews, but this recipe I keep coming back to. The only thing I change is the amount of butter. 1/2 cup (1 whole stick) of butter is just way too much. It seperates from the rest of the sauce, especially when cooled/reheated. I’ll use half a stick or less and still same great flavor without so much of a butter flavor.

  19. I’ve made this recipe several times. It’s super quick to make and easy to put together. Far better than store bought alfredo from a jar. My two kids (who can be picky) and husband love it. I don’t normally leave reviews, but this recipe I keep coming back to. The only thing I change is the amount of butter. 1/2 cup (1 whole stick) of butter is just way too much. It seperates from the rest of the sauce, especially when cooled/reheated. I’ll use half a stick or less and still same great flavor without so much of a butter flavor.

  20. I’m making this right now I have used your recipe for a while. It’s very good. When I run out of parm I use the pregrated in the tub. I also ran out of fett noodles so I’ll use rigatoni today 🙂 very interchangeable recipe. Thank you

  21. AWESOME!!!!!!✨💐❤️……..
    This was the best one I’ve seen yet thank you so much.

  22. Seriously. Best alfredo sauce ever. Thank you so much! I was even out of cream and used lactose free 2% milk – it was still amazing.

  23. My daughter would like to make this for her open house. Do you think making it the day before and under cooking the noodles a bit would be ok? We would like to mix the sauce with the noodles and then warm it up in the oven the next day.

  24. Absolutely the BEST. I have usually bought jarred alfredo and then “doctored” it up for more flavor. This recipe is so easy and delicious! I had started shrimp alfredo last night, and then had to throw the garlic, onions etc in the fridge to deal with a family urgency. By then, 2 am and didnt eat now, I just made your sauce, and my shrimp, snap peas, shitake mushrooms, etc and tossed it in your sauce. Omg Amazing! Thank you!

  25. I made this for my husband and neighbors. I can not tell you how much they loved it. We are making left overs on Sunday! This is definitely a keeper!

  26. By far the best alfredo sauce I’ve ever eaten! I made this tonight and added chicken and shrimp and tossed with fettuccine. My whole family loved it!

  27. We love this recipe, but every time I make it, the butter separates from the alfredo sauce. Today I tried putting the entire thing in a food processor, but the butter still didn’t incorporate. What am I doing wrong, and how can I correct it? We love the chicken broccoli garlic alfredo shells; in fact, I made it today to freeze and take on vacation with us!

    1. Hi Eileen — Two things, Alfredo sauce unfortunately will not freeze and reheat well at all. You can refrigerate for a few days though and then reheat on a lower heat (you don’t want it to curdle).

      The other thing is if you are having trouble with whisking the cream and butter together, you could use an immersion blender right in the sauce pan as it cooks. With the blender running, add the cream to the melted better a bit at a time or in a slow stream. I do this sometimes and it works really well and the sauce stays homogenized. I hope this helps.

  28. Love this sauce so much! Just curious! How long can this sauce keep in the fridge or freezer? Made a double batch and I dont want it to go to waste!

  29. I look for recipes all the time. I race through the blog and never leave a comment. That being said, this is absolutely the best Alfredo sauce I’ve ever eaten including in a restaurant. I did double the fresh garlic and didn’t add powder but I don’t think that changed the integrity of your basic recipe. Good job, this will be my forever Alfredo sauce.

  30. This alfredo sauce has such a rich cheesy taste. Simply awesome! Served it with sauteed fresh mushrooms over fresh noodles. Thanks so much for sharing.

  31. I’m curious how you would season your chicken for Chick Alfredo?
    I made this once and since then if I ask my 6 person family what they want for dinner? They ALWAYS scream ALFREDO!!
    So thank you! Thank you so much for adding a great classic to our dinner menu!
    If you haven’t tried this recipe, HOW ARE YOU LIVING???

  32. Usually I make my sauce with flour and not cream cheese but tried this recipe and WOW!! Going to stick with this one from now on. It was the best sauce I’ve ever had!!!

  33. Not to comment on this sauce would leave the culinary profession in disrepute. Ive made this sauce several times with always the same great tasting results. Ive served it to neighbors and family who have provided nothing but positive comments. Ive kept it in the fridge and freezer without problems. Yes it is better the day ya make it. This sauce rocks my world LOL

  34. I finally found a sauce I love!!! Thank you! It’s so good. I made it for dinner tonight and the only thing I changed was the Italian seasoning. I put in like two little pinches because my husband doesn’t like it that much. I’m sure it would still taste amazing with the recommended amount too!
    LOVE IT!

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