Classic Alfredo Sauce


This is a traditional Alfredo sauce that's so satisfying on any type of pasta — dry or fresh.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 8 fluid ounces heavy whipping cream

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup grated Romano cheese

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg

  • salt to taste

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (Optional)


  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Mix in cream, stirring constantly. Add Parmesan cheese, Romano cheese, nutmeg, and salt; stir constantly until cheese has melted.

  2. Stir in egg yolk until well combined; simmer and stir over medium-low heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Garnish with additional grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

666 Calories
68g Fat
5g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 666
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 68g 88%
Saturated Fat 43g 214%
Cholesterol 233mg 78%
Sodium 499mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 353mg 27%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 121mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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