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Better-Than-Olive Garden® Alfredo Sauce


"Whether it's chicken Alfredo or fettuccine Alfredo, the Alfredo sauce has always had my heart. This is a simple and basic recipe for Italian starters. Enjoy!"
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30 m servings 883 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  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 and simmer until sauce is thickened and smooth, 8 to 10 minutes. Add mozzarella cheese to sauce; cook and stir until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook angel hair in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and transfer pasta to serving plates. Spoon sauce over pasta.


  • Cook's Note:
  • For an added touch, sprinkle some freshly chopped parsley over your personal plate.
  • If you have a rotisserie chicken just waiting to be used, I suggest to use the whole chicken breast and cut into bite-size pieces and stir into your finished sauce. Both could really take your dish to the next level.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 883 calories; 67.9 g fat; 50.8 g carbohydrates; 20.5 g protein; 208 mg cholesterol; 561 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I am SOOOO picky about Alfredo sauce and this is the #! best recipe I have ever tasted. Don't waste your time on any other sauce. This one is smooth, creamy, flavorful and worth every effort, wh...

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flavor was good, but mine came out clumpy...

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I am SOOOO picky about Alfredo sauce and this is the #! best recipe I have ever tasted. Don't waste your time on any other sauce. This one is smooth, creamy, flavorful and worth every effort, wh...

LOVED IT!!!!! This was so easy to make and the flavor was fantastic! I used black pepper b/c I don't have white on hand. I was worried about the mozzarella, but it melted beautifully and added a...

Really delicious, and agrees with it's title. I used only shredded Parmesan because that was all I had and it was still great. This will definitely be my go-to Alfredo sauce now.

Yes, yes, yes! I love alfredo sauces when I go out, but before now have never found a recipe I could master in my own kitchen. Creamy and quick and actually worked pretty well as leftovers. M...

Oh.My.GOODNESS!!! This is so good!!! I didn't have all the ingredients on hand so i improvised and it STILL Came out delicious. I used regular Whole Milk instead of whipping cream. 2tbs of g...

I LOVE IT!!!! most of my trips to Olive Garden is for Alfredo. Well, now I am saving the money and the trip by doing it at home..Which is one of my goals. (Eat more at home than not) This is now...

Good taste. It was a little lumpy, but I feel that was probably my error in not simmering it long enough before I added the mozzarella. I used very little parmesan (maybe 2 tbs) and upped the mo...

Family gobbled it all up! I sauteed garlic and onions in olive oil and butter for a bit more flavor, used the Italian blend shredded cheese, then a pinch of nutmeg. A definite must do again re...

This was so good. My family really enjoyed it.