This alfredo sauce recipe is the bomb dot com. I’ve tried many, and this one beats them all. Maybe it’s a personal preference, but I’m not a huge fan of sauces that are too thick, and that’s always my issue with homemade alfredo sauces. I like them a little bit thinner, so they coat the pasta better. You don’t need a lot of this sauce to make anything you’re eating taste absolutely divine, trust me.
Alfredo sauces are so versatile. There’s the obvious – pasta. And that works with so many different combos. But have you ever tried alfredo sauce oh gnocchi? Oh – my – word! It is seriously good. Alfredo sauce makes a great replacement for tomato sauce in pizza – try your own white pizza combo with this sauce and you may never go back to red sauce. It can be used to jazz up some leftover chicken. Top some ravioli with it. The possibilities are endless.
This alfredo sauce takes ten minutes. Literally ten minutes. So if you are looking for the quickest and easiest yummy sauce for dinner tonight, you can stop right here.
You start by melting some butter in a small saucepan over low-medium heat. When the butter is melted and bubbly, throw in a couple of cloves of smashed garlic. Let that garlic cook up for a bit and infuse its flavor into the butter. Then you add some heavy cream and milk – make sure your heat is pretty low at this point. Let that simmer for five minutes or so. Add parmesan cheese and quickly whisk until combined. Stir in some freshly chopped parsley and voila – homemade alfredo sauce that will compete with your favorite Italian restaurant.
If you prefer a thicker version, use all heavy cream. You can always thin out later with milk, if you end up not liking it.
Try making this sauce at home next time you have a craving for fettucine alfredo. Once you realize just how easy it is, you may never go back to ordering it at a restaurant again!