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Easy Alfredo Sauce

Updated On: Jun 06, 2024

If you are looking for an Easy Alfredo Sauce recipe, then search no further! Make your own alfredo sauce with a handful of simple ingredients and best part is that it comes together in a snap. It’s silky, creamy, and perfect with your favorite pasta. This is one of my favorite recipes using fresh ingredients.

simple easy alfredo sauce for pasta

I definitely love pasta  and there’s nothing like a weeknight alfredo to fill my heart with love. The best part about this simple recipe is there’s no roux and you basically just toss it all into a saucepan and heat it up. It’s seriously that easy. This is an American-style alfredo sauce recipe so if you’re looking for a traditional alfredo, this one is probably not for you.

If you’re a pasta fan, make sure you check out some of my reader favorites like: Beef StroganoffCreamy Sausage and Pea PastaHomemade Hamburger Helper, or Lasagne Muffins. I’ll be running a series of pasta recipes in October called “While the Pasta Cooks” which is just like it sounds, easy recipes that come together in the time it takes to boil pasta. You won’t want to miss it.

Use this easy homemade alfredo sauce to make Fettuccine Alfredo, Blackened Chicken Alfredo, Lasagna Alfredo, and for a cream sauce base on Pizza.

easy alfredo sauce recipe served over pasta with chicken

Ingredients you’ll need

Just a few ingredients is all that’s necessary to make this quick creamy alfredo sauce.

  • Cream Cheese
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Heavy Cream & Milk
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Garlic Powder or minced garlic
  • Salt & Black Pepper
  • ​Al dente pasta
  • Fresh parsley, optional

Find the printable recipe card with exact measurements and instructions below.

creamy homemade alfredo sauce

How to make homemade alfredo sauce

The recipe is simple and comes together in just a few minutes. I highly recommend grating your own parmesan and not using pre-shredded cheeses as they are coated in an anti-caking powder which can make your sauce results differ. Full recipe and instructions are listed below.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the butter and cream cheese, stir until melted. Whisk in heavy cream, milk, and garlic powder until smooth. Stir in parmesan cheese, black pepper, and salt. Remove from the heat and toss with your favorite pasta.

simple homemade alfredo sauce

Easy Alfredo Sauce

A simple recipe for Alfredo Sauce with just a few ingredients. It comes together quickly, all that's missing is your favorite cooked pasta.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 ounces parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder or granules
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch of salt


  • In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add the butter and cream cheese, stir until melted. Whisk in heavy cream, milk, and garlic powder until smooth.
  • Stir in parmesan cheese, black pepper, and salt.
  • Remove from the heat and toss with your favorite pasta.


Thin with extra milk if it is too thick.


Calories: 757kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 18gFat: 73gSaturated Fat: 46gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 212mgSodium: 675mgPotassium: 274mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 2666IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 513mgIron: 0.5mg
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Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.


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