This Homemade Alfredo Sauce is quick and easy to make. Full of cream cheese, butter, Parmesan, and spices, you will be licking your plate clean, even when the noodles are gone!
Homemade Alfredo Sauce: A Love Story
Many years ago, my brother called me and said “Erica, I need to impress this girl, Amber. I told her that I am going to make her a nice dinner tonight.” Of course I knew that he REALLY meant: “I want YOU to make a nice dinner for us tonight and I will pay the grocery bill.” Later that evening when the table was set with candles and fine dinnerware, he ushered me into the basement. However, the dinner impressed Amber so much that later she agreed to marry Devin!
The Secret is OUT
Of course, after the wedding, the secret came out when Amber asked Devin to make his famous Homemade Alfredo Sauce. He called me up and I gave the recipe up happily. All is fair in love and war, after all! I happily shared this easy Alfredo sauce recipe with him and now with you! This is the first recipe I can truly call my own and I can’t wait for you to try it. Definitely let us know in the comments if this recipe helps you fall in love!
What Ingredients Do I Need?
Most Alfredo sauce recipes call for heavy cream, but not this one! Basically, you just need a few kitchen staples: sour cream, fresh shredded Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, butter and cream cheese. When you melt it all together, you get a rich, creamy sauce with a tangy, cheesy finish. You’ll never miss the heavy cream, I promise!
Ways to Serve Alfredo Sauce
At the end of the day, this Homemade Alfredo Sauce is only as good as the dish it accompanies. Serve this glorious sauce with Chicken Alfredo over Fettuccine or Linguini noodles. Or use this sauce as a dip for bread twists or veggies. Need more? Drizzle this sauce over grilled chicken or spread it on a pizza crust (try our family’s favorite pizza dough recipe for your next pizza night)! The sky’s the limit on how you want to eat this stuff. However, nobody will judge you if it’s just you, a bowl of sauce and a spoon.
How to Make Homemade Alfredo Sauce
- Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Add cream cheese and garlic powder, stirring with a wire whisk until smooth.
- Add milk a little at a time while, continue to whisk.
- Stir in Parmesan cheese and salt & pepper. Remove from heat when it gets to the desired consistency. Sauce will thicken rapidly, thin with milk if needed.
- Serve over fettuccine or linguini noodles and garnish with fresh parsley.