This is a much sought after recipe from a popular chain restaurant --my nephew worked there as a cook and gave it to me.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place pasta in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water. Cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain.

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  • Combine the butter, cream cheese, and half and half in a saucepan. Season with garlic salt and lemon pepper. Bring to a low boil over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring, until thickened slightly. Serve over 12 ounces of pasta.

Nutrition Facts

821.1 calories; 20 g protein; 85.8 g carbohydrates; 125.6 mg cholesterol; 399 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2008
uhm?? regarding the last comment posted... this must be Fazzoli's recipe. My Husband is a Director of Operations for the O.G. restaurants and I can assure you although this is a good recipe.. this is not there's. It's missing a few very important ingredients like for starters PARMESAN CHEESE and the OG's would be hard to 'exactly' duplicate as they have a few secret ingredients (sorry).. and no cream cheese @ all... I was looking for a lighter sauce that is not as heavy.. and this was good but I did add Parmesan and no garlic 'salt'.. just a lot of fresh garlic and it was good... and quick.. thnks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/03/2006
waaaaay TOO cream cheesy........not REAL italian alfredo. That can NOT be the olive garden recipe. I know for a fact they use real garlic and parmesan. Try this- it's MUCH closer..... 1 pint heavy cream (1/2 and 1/2 is good too) 1/2 cup real butter 2 tblsp. cream cheese 3/4 cup of shredded parmesan 1 large or 2 small cloves garlic chopped. Simmer all ing. (except parmesan) on LOW for atleast 20 minutes (stir occasionally) - add parmesan last melt completely then season to taste with salt and pepper. Read More
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154 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2008
uhm?? regarding the last comment posted... this must be Fazzoli's recipe. My Husband is a Director of Operations for the O.G. restaurants and I can assure you although this is a good recipe.. this is not there's. It's missing a few very important ingredients like for starters PARMESAN CHEESE and the OG's would be hard to 'exactly' duplicate as they have a few secret ingredients (sorry).. and no cream cheese @ all... I was looking for a lighter sauce that is not as heavy.. and this was good but I did add Parmesan and no garlic 'salt'.. just a lot of fresh garlic and it was good... and quick.. thnks! Read More
(108)
Rating: 2 stars
10/03/2006
waaaaay TOO cream cheesy........not REAL italian alfredo. That can NOT be the olive garden recipe. I know for a fact they use real garlic and parmesan. Try this- it's MUCH closer..... 1 pint heavy cream (1/2 and 1/2 is good too) 1/2 cup real butter 2 tblsp. cream cheese 3/4 cup of shredded parmesan 1 large or 2 small cloves garlic chopped. Simmer all ing. (except parmesan) on LOW for atleast 20 minutes (stir occasionally) - add parmesan last melt completely then season to taste with salt and pepper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2008
uhm?? regarding the last comment posted... this must be Fazzoli's recipe. My Husband is a Director of Operations for the O.G. restaurants and I can assure you although this is a good recipe.. this is not there's. It's missing a few very important ingredients like for starters PARMESAN CHEESE and the OG's would be hard to 'exactly' duplicate as they have a few secret ingredients (sorry).. and no cream cheese @ all... I was looking for a lighter sauce that is not as heavy.. and this was good but I did add Parmesan and no garlic 'salt'.. just a lot of fresh garlic and it was good... and quick.. thnks! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/10/2006
Disgusting! I have no idea how so many people rated this so highly! I decreased the cream cheese to 1/2 cup and used heavy cream instead of half and half but it still tasted SWEET and overpoweringly of cream cheese! When I think of Alfredo sauce, I think garlicy, not sweet! I couldn't eat this and add to add A LOT of spices and crushed red pepper just to make it somewhat edible for my husband. My husband said that the "restaurant" this recipe came from must have gone out of business if the rest of the food was this bad. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2007
I use this recipe and found very fast and easy. I did add a few of my own touches such as sauted garlic and onions; parmesan cheese and real lemon zest and fresh ground pepper and touch of white wine. The next time I will try fresh ground nutmeg. I will never by store bought again. This also works with 2% Milk just added a little more butter and cream cheese. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2003
This is very rich sauce. I would recommend that you only use 1/2 cup of cream cheese. Consistantly stir this sauce I found it to get lumpy. It also needs more flavor.I will try another sauce next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2003
I thought this sauce was very authentic and yummy! It seemed a little rich so I added a little more half & half then it was perfect sauce. Will use it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2003
This is wonderful! Tastes just like real alfredo sauce and is nice and creamy. I made extra and put it in the freezer--was easy to thaw and toss with pasta. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2006
This was a good start. I added 1 cup of parmesean cheese and upped the half and half to a cup and cut the cream cheese to 1/2 cup. A little fresh garlic and this was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2004
Great sauce! I made the recipe for 6 (still only 12 oz pasta). I whipped the sauce together in my Kitchen Aid mixer first. Next time I plan to melt the butter (I used margarine) and then cream it with the cream cheese (I used Fat Free turned out GREAT!) before adding the half and half and the spices. I used an 8 oz block of cream cheese and 1.25 cups of half and half. For the other people that said the flavor was too mild they just need to add more seasonings. I just kept adding more lemon pepper and garlic until it was tangy and yummy. After cooking the sauce and the pasta I mixed it all together and left it for a few minutes to soak up the flavor. YUMMY! Will definitely make this recipe again. Thanks! Read More
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