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Alfredo Sauce

A comforting classic pasta sauce.

Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo Sauce

Pasta alfredo is a creamy and rich staple. This alfredo sauce recipe makes a great starting point for a delicious dinner. With a few ingredients, you can enjoy this classic pasta sauce in no time.

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Recommendation: A flat whisk is perfect for whisking up sauces. It allows you to whisk up every part of the pan/pot with minimal effort.

Serving Suggestion:

  • Add your favorite cooked protein when combining pasta with the sauce.


  • If you forget to reserve pasta water, it is ok to use milk instead.
  • Add parmesan a little at a time while stirring so it melts thoroughly. Temperature is important to avoid lumps.
  • Add salt after parmesan in mixed in. Parmesan has a decent amount of salt already and you may not need to add much.

Alfredo Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6-8

Alfredo Sauce

A comforting classic pasta sauce.


3 cups heavy cream
½ reserved pasta water
1 ½ cups parmesan cheese (grated)
3 tbsp butter (unsalted)
4 cloves garlic (minced)
Dash nutmeg
Kosher salt, to taste
Cracked black pepper, to taste
Parsley (for garnish)


Cook pasta until al dente. Reserve ½ cup of pasta water and set aside.

Melt butter in a large pan, add garlic and sauté until fragrant; 2-3 minutes.

Whisk in heavy cream, nutmeg, and cracked black pepper. Allow mixture to thicken on medium heat, whisking occasionally; 5-6 minutes.

Bring to slow boil and whisk in parmesan cheese a little at a time. If mixture is too thick, use the reserved pasta water as needed.

Reduce heat, toss in cooked pasta and season with kosher salt.

Serve immediately.


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