Better-Than-Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce


This Olive Garden Alfredo sauce is better than the famous Italian restaurant chain's version. Alfredo sauce has always had my heart, whether chicken Alfredo or fettuccine Alfredo. This is a simple and basic recipe for Italian starters. Sprinkle some freshly chopped parsley over your plate for an added touch. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 3 tablespoons sweet butter

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 (12 ounce) package angel hair pasta


  1. Melt butter and olive oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add cream, garlic, and white pepper; bring to just under a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until mixture is slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir Parmesan cheese into cream mixture; simmer until sauce is thickened and smooth, 8 to 10 minutes. Add mozzarella cheese; cook and stir until melted, about 5 minutes.

  3. While the sauce is cooking, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta; cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Drain and transfer pasta to serving plates. Spoon sauce over pasta.

    Plated bow tie pasta topped with Better than Olive Garden Alfredo. Garnished with fresh chopped parsley and red pepper flakes and served with garlic cheese toast and white wine.
    Allrecipes Magazine

Cook's Note:

If you have a rotisserie chicken just waiting to be used, I suggest cutting a chicken breast into bite-size pieces and stirring them into the finished sauce. This could take your dish to the next level.

Editor's Note:

Please note the difference in pasta type when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

883 Calories
68g Fat
51g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 883
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 68g 87%
Saturated Fat 38g 189%
Cholesterol 208mg 69%
Sodium 561mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 360mg 28%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 291mg 6%

* 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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