Alfredo Sauce

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This Alfredo sauce recipe always turns out rich and creamy! A delicious way to transform plain fettuccine pasta or steamed vegetables.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 ½ cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Gather all ingredients.

    ingredients prepped and measured out for an Alfredo sauce

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  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in cream and simmer for 5 minutes.

    melted butter in a dark skillet

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    heavy cream stirred into melted butter in a dark skillet

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  3. Add cheese and garlic; whisk continuously until heated through. Stir in parsley and serve.

    parmesan cheese being added to a skillet of melted butter and cream for an Alfredo sauce

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    a pile of fresh parsley on top of an Alfredo sauce in a dark skillet

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    overhead view of fettuccine noodles in a skillet being coated in Alfredo Sauce
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Tips

I have found that Parmesan cheese doesn't always melt well, and often substitute Gruyère cheese.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

439 Calories
42g Fat
3g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 439
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 26g 131%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 565mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 381mg 29%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 109mg 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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