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This quick and easy Homemade Garlic Alfredo Sauce is ready in less than 20 minutes. This rich and creamy sauce is perfect for busy weeknights and will be your next family favorite!
The BEST Alfredo Sauce Recipe
Is there really anything better than homemade sauces? Especially alfredo sauce- it’s rich, it’s creamy, it’s the ultimate comfort food.
This super easy Garlic Alfredo Sauce is fantastic tossed with pasta or poured over vegetables. My favorite way to enjoy alfredo sauce is with a whole loaf of garlic bread.
This recipe makes 5 cups of sauce.
Ingredients Needed for Homemade Garlic Alfredo Sauce
- Heavy whipping cream
- Cream cheese
- Italian seasoning
- Garlic powder
- Salt and pepper
- Cornstarch and water to thicken the sauce (optional)
About the Parmesan Cheese
For this recipe, use freshly shredded parmesan cheese for the best results. Using low-quality parmesan can make this sauce grainy and gritty- and we sure don’t want that!
If I’m in a hurry, I use Frigo shredded parmesan cheese (the 5-ounce container) or 4C Natural Parmesan Romano Cheese (6-ounce). These are both pre-shredded but still make an incredible sauce.
About the Cornstarch
This sauce will be relatively thin. As it cools, it will thicken. If you’re in a hurry and impatient like I am, use cornstarch and water to thicken the sauce quickly.
How to Make Homemade Alfredo Sauce with Heavy Cream
In a medium saucepan, whisk the butter, cream, and cream cheese, over medium heat until melted. If you want a thicker sauce, combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl and set it aside for now.
Add the minced garlic, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Bring the sauce to a simmer, add the cornstarch mixture if you’re using it, and stir it until it thickens.
Toss it with your favorite pasta or use it as a dip with your favorite bread!
How to Store Homemade Garlic Alfredo Sauce
Refrigerator: Store this sauce in an airtight container for up to five days. This sauce makes great leftovers and is perfect for meal prepping.
Freezer: I do not recommend freezing this alfredo sauce.
Reheating: Reheat in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring each time. Be careful not to overheat this sauce, as it will separate.
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Homemade Garlic Alfredo Sauce
- 1 quart heavy whipping cream
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 4 tbsp butter
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 1 c parmesan cheese grated
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp water
- In a medium saucepan, whisk the butter, cream, and cream cheese, over medium heat until melted. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water and set aside (optional).
- Add the minced garlic, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Bring to a simmer, add the cornstarch mixture (optional), and stir until thickened.
- Toss with your favorite pasta!
*Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary based on ingredients used and cooking methods.
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