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A large bowl of pasta with Alfredo sauce, parmesan and parsley

Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Our homemade Alfredo Sauce recipe is rich, creamy and so cheesy. It tastes better than any restaurant variety and is totally easy to make!
Course Dip, Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Alfredo Sauce Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 318kcal
Author Erica Walker



  • Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Add cream cheese and garlic powder, stirring with a wire whisk until smooth. 
    A thick Alfredo sauce starter in a sauce pan
  • Add milk a little at a time while, continue to whisk.
    Alfredo sauce starter in a pot
  • 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.
    A pile of Parmesan cheese on top of sauce in a pot
  • Serve over fettuccine or linguini noodles and garnish with fresh parsley.
    A fork full of noodles covered in alfredo sauce


Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 156mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1032IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 255mg | Iron: 1mg