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!

4.98 from 101 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’re right…. I will never use alfredo sauce from a jar again!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. It was delicious!!!

  2. My son kept asking that I make chicken fettuccine but I couldn’t recall exactly how to make my Alfredo sauce being that it had been years since I last made. While searching for a yummy recipe I came across this one and boy o boy was my family happy!!!! This recipe is soooooi Delicious and Iso easy to make. And it’s much creamer. Tastier and lighter than my previous recipe thet was made with cream of chicken and cream of mushroom. I followed the instructions and added chopped chicken from a whole roaster. YUMMY!!! This will be my go to recipe for Alfredo sauce. This recipe is definitely the BEST that I’ve ever had! 5 STAR ⭐️

  3. This was awesome sauce!

    Made this up and mixed with pasta and our leftover Christmas ham, and the whole family loved it!
    Going to be trying Alfredo Italian Sausage tonight, but really, anything that would be good with alfredo sauce will be wonderful with this. So easy, too! Thanks Alyssa!

  4. This was delicious! Thank you for sharing. It’ll be the only version of alfredo sauce I ever use from now on. Puts packet/jar sauce to shame.

  5. Hello! I was wondering if you have ever made this sauce and froze it? If so, did you do anything different to it?
    Thank you!!

  6. OMG!!! Alyssa. This is true to the name. HE BEST ALFREDO RECIPE EVER!!!! I will admit I was a jar or packet sauce girl myself. One day I used water instead of milk for the packet sauce, I guess 8 was so irked and tired from work I didn’t pay attention. I quickly searched for a recipe and yours came up first. I had all the ingredients and WHAM!!!! NEVER GOING BACK!!!

  7. Alfredo sauce was a huge hit eith the hubby. The flavors are well balanced and ut makes the perfect amount for 1 pound of pasta. Love ut. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Really good thanks i added a pinch of nutmeg and a splash of marsala wine.. I also used whole raw milk. very easy and very quick! Tasty, easy,fast ..the moms trifecta!!

  9. I followed the instructions very carefully but my sauce separated into curd-like parmesan clusters and thin oily liquid. Is there some trick or skill required. Please share.

    1. Me too! Trying to figure out what I did wrong. Used milk instead of heavy cream, cuz that’s what I had, but otherwise followed the recipe… curdy, oily mess! (Well, I guess buttery is more accurate and more appealing! Ha.) Delicious!! but not pretty. I could tell while it was still cooking that it was “broken”. Used real grated Parmesan, not “sprinkle cheese” as it was known in my childhood. Lol. Did I get it too hot? Or is it because I used milk? I’d love some advice!

      1. For those having an issue with it separating, I would suggest getting the cream cheese and butter close to room temperature first. I kept mine out for about 20 minutes. Begin cooking the butter, heavy cream, and the cream cheese on low hot and constantly stir. Add the grated Parmesan (not the powder stuff!) after its well mixed. Hope it helps someone! Also this recipe is so delicious and good!

  10. ive made a few different recipes over the years for Alfredo sauce. Everyone agreed this is hands down the best one. It’s a keeper. Thanks!!

  11. I have made this a few times and always get Rave reviews! I stick it in the blender at the end to avoid the parmesan chunky & the texture is perfect.

  12. I just made this and added roasted chicken my goodness it is light, delicious and so easy to make! It is an Amazing recipe love it!!!

  13. I have made this several times since discovering you recipe a few weeks ago. So look good, never going back to jar again. Thank you from me and everyone else who I’ve made it for.

  14. The hype is real, this is Amazing! It’s the closest I’ve been able to find to duping the Olive Garden Alfredo sauce. Delicious!

  15. This was really good, seemed a little thin to me so I added more cream cheese. I also added shaved Parmesan, Asiago and Romano and it put it over the top!! Very Good recipie, thank you so much for sharing!

  16. Best ever!! I used to get Alfredo sauce at a restaurant that I loved. The restaurant eventually closed. I yearned for that flavor for years until now!! This is it ( it is delicious! Creamy, garlicky & wonderful!!

  17. I am over 60 years old and had never made Alfredo sauce. I read no less than 20 recipes before deciding on this one. Excellent choice if I do say so myself because it turned out perfectly AND the best part is it didn’t separate when reheated the next day. So thank you for sharing this one. I will definitely make this one again.

  18. Wow, this sauce was delicious!! Fresh parm gives it that little bit of Zing.. wow, i was actually amazed how well this turned out. I knew roughly how to make an alfredo sauce, but thought I would look it up quickly. Came across this recipe, it was the first one to be honest.. glanced at it, was surprised about the cream cheese.. I though it would be more like a Bechamel sauce. Tried it, roughly measured… added in some home dried herbs…tried it and…wow! Was pleasantly surprised. so easy, not worth buying a jar of plain and boring store-Alfredo sauce.. Never have… but never will “)
    Thank you!

  19. Love this recipe! I did everything as directed but noticed the sauce was a little thin. Just continue to simmer for longer than the time stated above. It will thicken in it’s own with a few whisks here and there. Also cover it while simmering. This is the best Alfredo Sauce I’ve ever tasted! I will definitely keep this in my rotation (per my husband lol)
    P.S. That’s a lot of butter but its tasty! Will decrease the butter for dietary reasons.

  20. I made this last night and OMG!!! It was so delicious and EASY! I will be making this recipe again without a doubt. I didn’t have shredded parmesan so I used shredded gouda and it was terrific. To anyone considering making this… MAKE IT! You will not be disappointed. Thank you for this excellent recipe.

  21. Can I double the recipe or do I have to cook 2 separate pans? Also, can I add sautéed shrimp? I’m serving 11 to 12 women dinner so 2 batches will feed them, right? Thank you – it sounds delicious and easy from all the reviews.

    1. Patty,

      You can just double the recipe and you should be good to go with amount. I think that adding some shrimp would be really good. Good idea!! Please let me know how it turns out. Thanks for following along with me!

  22. This was just amazing! I didnt have Italian seasoning and even without it was so delicious! And it only took about 12 minutes to make 😮
    Thanks for sharing!

  23. I seriously love this recipe! It’s super easy to make and tastes delicious. I have been on the hunt for years for a good Alfredo recipe, this is definitely what I have been looking for. What’s even better is that’s it’s already gluten free! As someone with Celic, it’s super great to find a recipe that I don’t need to change. Everyone that I have made this for have loved it. 10/10 would recommend.

  24. I have a question. It sounds delicious, but how many calories and how much fat per serving? Like everyone else, I’m trying to lose weight, not gain it!

    1. Jantique,

      Thanks for following along with me. I typically use a couple of websites to track any nutrition facts. I use and I sure hope this helps. Please let me know how it turns out.

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