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. Wow. This is really good and creamy. Thank you for sharing. I did not add the SALT though, because the butter and Parmesan cheese had more than enough salt for the sauce. I also sautéed some chicken breast with a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and garlic powder, then cut it up and added to the sauce to make chicken Alfredo.

  2. Hi, I am making this for a little Christmas party tomorrow with friends. Is the Parmesan cheese the grated kind that comes from the shelf (shaker bottle) or the shredded kind from the refrigerator section? I guess there is also grated from the refrigerator section as well but I have been confused before in recipes when it called for grated Parmesan they actually meant the shredded from the fridge section. Thanks for your help!

      1. I am certain you meant grated from the fridge and not the shelf, which usually refers to the stuff in the green can, right?? This looks delicious.

  3. I’ve made this alfredo sauce several times. Tried it with chicken, shrimp, scallops and even with noodles alone. Every time it’s a huge hit. My step sons are very picky eaters but nearly licked the pot with this recipe. They’re always excited when I ask if they want alfredo tonight. Thank you for sharing such an amazingly easy recipe.

  4. I made this recipe last night with stuffed chicken and shrimp shells and my family absolutely loved it don’t think I’m ever going to buy jar Alfredo sauce again. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. This is, in fact, the best alfredo sauce ever! Better than any restaurant or recipe I’ve tried. Everyone loves it and I get frequent requests for this dish.

  6. I cooked your Alfred recipe tonight and my very picky and hard to please grandkids gave it a 5 star rating!!! Great recipe, thank you for sharing!!!

  7. This recipe is awesome. I prepared for my family as a special treat since my daughter is home on Christmas break. It was perfectly delicious with shrimp and scallops! And it’s so easy I don’t have to wait for an occasion to prepare it. Thanks!!

  8. I made this and then added sautéed shrimp to it. I also had to make a little separate side dish for my dad who doesn’t eat shrimp—using some leftover jerk chicken wings that I shredded up. Everyone killed it. Thanks for the great recipe!

  9. Let me tell you. Usually I am skeptical of anything that says “best…” because it usually never is but THIS RECIPE!!! I added 10 oz of cheese instead of a cup and it was absolutely the cheesiest and most wonderful. Better than any type of supermarket out of the jar recipe. I need everyone to know about this. I don’t usually make reviews but this is my second time making it and I’m extremely obsessed!

  10. This was fabulous! I just decided to throw it together at the last minute using some ingredients left over from Christmas. I did not have heavy cream but I had about 1 1/2 cups of sour cream so I used that. Hubs heated up a frozen shrimp entree… and we threw it on top. Quick, easy and delicious !

    1. Linda!

      You are welcome to try the coconut but I would suggest using the cream to maintain the thickness and taste. Please keep me posted if you use coconut and how it turns out! Thanks for following along. xoxo

  11. Oh my goodness gracious! Hands down this was the most easiest delicious alfredo I have ever had/made in my life. Thanks for sharing!

  12. WOW THIS IS THE BEST! Threw together last min and only had Half and Half and it was amazing! No changes needed! Can imagine even better with full cream! My husband loved! Halved the recipe since just the two of us! Used over egg noodles with meatballs. Yum yum! I hate the jar stuff!

  13. Made this tonight for dinner tonight and worth every calorie 😂
    I added real crab ( canned) and jumbo prawns and choice of pasta was fettuccine for three hungry adults 👍🏻😀😋

  14. My significant other can not eat anything tomato based but loves pasta so I thougt I would try a white sauce for him and I made “The best homemade Alfredo sauce ever!” It was better than anything I have ever eaten in a restaurant. Thank you so much and oh by the way the other half LOVED IT!

  15. Made this and it is absolutely delicious and creamy! Though, did anyone have trouble getting the cream cheese to melt? My sauce has little clumps of cream cheese that just won’t melt. Maybe I used a cheap brand? It was room temperature.

    1. Microwave the cream cheese for 20-30 seconds to get hot. Then, stir with a fork. You can take a little of the sauce out ladle at a time and whip with your fork, until loose enough to pour back into the pan. The cream cheese has to be hot.

  16. Just made this tonight, and it was delicious! Made it to use up a pack of tortellini I had in the freezer. Cooked up a couple of chicken breasts we also had in the freezer and stirred those (cut up) into the pasta and sauce. I also stirred in about a half cup or so of frozen peas with the chicken. It turned out really well – we are all very happy after eating so much creamy and savory deliciousness! Thank you for the recipe, it’s a keeper! 🙂

  17. I don’t leave reviews for nearly anything but this recipe was sooo good that I just had to. I love alfredo but hate the store-bought jars, they’re so nasty to me that they make me nauseous. But this right here, gold…no…platinum!

  18. This is by far the best Alfredo sauce that I have ever had and so easy to make, I have already shared the recipe with all my close friends. Thank goodness you so much!

  19. Do you have the nutritional facts (i.e. calories, net carbs, protein, fat, etc) per serving for this sauce? I want to make this tonight but following the Keto diet so want to track my carbs.

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