Quick Alfredo Sauce


Alfredo sauce with half-and-half is lower in fat than most. This is delicious over pasta and is easy to make. You can also make it the day before and refrigerate it until ready to use. Serve with Caesar salad for a delicious meal in less than an hour.

side view of creamy-looking sauce on spaghetti with bite-sized chicken pieces in a white pasta bowl
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
2 cups


  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

  • 2 cups half and half

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk flour and garlic salt into butter until mixture is smooth. Slowly beat half and half into flour mixture until completely incorporated.

  2. Whisk Parmesan cheese, parsley, and garlic into sauce; bring to a simmer. Cook and stir until sauce has thickened, 4 to 5 minutes. Use immediately or refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

160 Calories
14g Fat
6g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 160
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 231mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 99mg 2%

* 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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