This Alfredo Sauce is made from a little bit of butter, minced garlic, cream, parmesan cheese and seasonings, it couldn’t be more simple! Don’t love the heavy cream? I have a slimmed down version for you down below! Let me tell you, making homemade Alfredo Sauce could not be more simple, even though
Easy Alfredo Sauce
Alfredo Sauce is one of those things that seem super complicated and fancy!
Homemade Alfredo Sauce is far superior to the jarred stuff you buy at the store. First, you can pronounce all of the ingredients plus it honestly takes about the same amount of time to heat up!
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Can Homemade Alfredo Sauce be made ahead? I highly suggest eating the sauce right after it is made, even though
I guess technically it could be. Once refrigerated and will need extra liquid to thin it out again the sauce really thickens up. This will dilute the sauce which means it won’t be as flavorful. Also, once cheese is melted and then solidified, it never re-melts quite the same.
What is Alfredo Sauce Made of?
You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own Alfredo Sauce at home! You just need a handful of ingredients
What kind of cheese is used in Alfredo Sauce?
Alfredo Sauce is a white creamy sauce that is flavored with garlic and parmesan cheese. Parmesan cheese is used to both thicken the flavor and sauce it. Substituting a different kind of cheese would result in a very different flavored sauce.
It is very important to use shredded parmesan cheese that is found in the refrigerator section of the grocery store. The powdered parmesan cheese in the green can will not work in this recipe. Ideally, shredding your own from a wedge of parmesan cheese is best. It melts a lot smoother than the pre-shredded cheese. The pre-shredded cheese will work in a pinch though.
How to make Alfredo Sauce
To make this Alfredo Sauce recipe, you will first melt butter in a sauce pan. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add in the heavy cream and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and slowly whisk in the parmesan cheese. At first the parmesan cheese will be stringy, keep stirring over the reduced heat and it will completely melt into the sauce. Then season with salt and pepper! You can add parsley if you’d like, too.
Alfredo Sauce with no Heavy Cream
I would suggest substituting Evaporated Milk for the heavy cream. Evaporated milk has significantly less calories and fat, but still creates a very creamy sauce.
What should I serve with Alfredo?
Alfredo Sauce is a very versatile sauce. Classically it is eaten with al dente fettuccine noodles. You can also use this as a dipping sauce, on white sauce pizzas, or even use it to make stuffed shells!
As for sides, I like to serve oven roasted broccoli, garlic bread, and maybe a fruit salad.
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