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Garlic Alfredo Sauce

Homemade Garlic Alfredo Sauce Recipe. Rich, creamy, garlicky Alfredo sauce that is perfect over fettuccine noodles or as a dip with garlic bread.

Garlic Alfredo Sauce

Hands down this is my best Alfredo sauce recipe. I took the basic Alfredo sauce from scratch and constantly tweaked it until it was perfect and full of flavor.

And bonus! Extra garlic! You can never go wrong with garlic in alfredo sauce.

We love it with chicken and pasta or as a dip with crusty crunchy garlic bread. Another pasta dish that I love dipping crusty bread in is my Creamy Tortellini Tomato Soup. Heaven!

What is Garlic Alfredo Sauce?

The basic Alfredo sauce is a creamy sauce made with butter, heavy cream, and Parmesan Cheese. Adding garlic and Italian seasoning only enhances the flavor of the regular Alfredo sauce. 

Ingredients for Garlic Alfredo Sauce

Read the Prep Tips below so you make the best Alfredo Sauce every time. Making fresh alfredo sauce from scratch is easy and has common ingredients. You will never go back to the jarred stuff in the grocery aisle.

  • 8 tablespoons of butter, (1 stick)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced – You measure this garlic with your heart. Double it or triple it.
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, (half a brick) – softened and cut into cubes for faster melting.
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese – Freshly grate the cheese yourself or buy grated Parmesan cheese in the deli section. Avoid the stuff in green plastic jars in the grocery aisle.

Prep Tips

Prep all the ingredients before beginning this Alfredo recipe. Once you get this sauce going the ingredients go into your saucepan fast. 

  1. Have all ingredients measured and ready. Once the butter melts all your ingredients need to be measured out and ready to be tossed in the pan.
  2. Have your garlic minced.
  3. Have Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper measured out and put into a small dish. These ingredients go into the saucepan at the same time so it is ok to have them all in one small dish.
  4. Cut the cream cheese into cubes for faster melting.
  5. Have the heavy cream measured out and ready to pour.

Do not buy the Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese you find in the Spaghetti aisle. You need to go to the refrigerated section where the rest of the cheese is found. Get fresh grated Parmesan. It melts better and tastes better. 

Homemade Alfredo Sauce with Garlic

How to Serve Garlic Alfredo Sauce

  • Serve Garlic Alfredo Sauce in a hot bowl as a dip with garlic bread.
  • Serve over fettuccine or any type of pasta noodles.

Extra serving suggestions include:

  • chicken
  • shrimp
  • scallops
  • lobster
  • mushrooms
  • broccoli

Garnish with parsley. Add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for a little kick. 

Best Garlic Alfredo Sauce Recipe. Rich, creamy, garlicky Alfredo sauce perfect over fettuccine noodles or as a dip with garlic bread. Make this for dinner.

Leftover Alfredo Sauce

The trick to reheating alfredo is adding a splash of milk to rehydrate the sauce.

Pour the remaining Garlic Alfredo Sauce into an airtight container and store it in the fridge. Reheat in a saucepan on medium heat and constantly stir.

If it is a small amount you can microwave it. Just heat then stir in 20 to 30-second intervals.

Garlic Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Garlic Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Garlic Alfredo Sauce

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes

Rich creamy, garlicy Alfredo sauce.

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Once butter has melted add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Reduce heat.
  4. Whisk in Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  5. Add the cream cheese.
  6. Whisk in heavy whipping cream.
  7. Whisk until cream cheese has melted.
  8. Bring heat up to medium high heat.
  9. Bring sauce to a boil.
  10. Whisk in Parmesan cheese.
  11. Reduce heat and continue to whisk until Parmesan cheese has melted.
  12. Remove from heat and let sauce simmer for 1 minute.
  13. Serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 458Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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MelP

Friday 8th of November 2019

How long can you store in fridge?

Wednesday 8th of May 2019

I was wondering the calories for 1 serving of this sauce would be?

Stephanie Jackson

Thursday 9th of May 2019

Per 1/2 cup is 458 calories.

Jayme Paluskievicz

Saturday 10th of November 2018

Very easy to make, and tasty! I doubled the fresh garlic as I really like garlic.

Rebecca A.

Thursday 29th of June 2017

Best & easiest homemade garlic Alfredo sauce I've ever tasted and made myself hands down!!! Totally recommend everyone to try it out.

Stephanie Jackson

Thursday 29th of June 2017

Thank you so much Rebecca!

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