Ah-maz-ing Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Yes, you can make Alfredo sauce at home yourself. And it is ah-maz-ing! I actually love this more than pre-made Alfredo sauce and the Alfredo sauce on pasta in most restaurants.

 

Alfredo sauce title

While I took a couple years to work at home making jewelry, painting and taking care of myself, I started making all different kinds of food from scratch. Yes folks, I LEARNED TO COOK! I stopped burning water!

Everyone who knows me understands what I’m talking about. I have a tendency to get distracted and forget whatever I have cooking, especially if it’s on the top of the stove. Baked goods have always stood a better chance, but not always.

No pre-grated cheese!

You’ll want to get Parmesan cheese that hasn’t been grated yet. The pre-grated cheeses have anti-caking agents added to them that affect had the sauce sets up.

Don’t forget the nutmeg!

It may seem out of place, but yes it is essential.

Ah-ma-zing Homemade Alfredo Sauce
Serves 4
This is an amazing homemade Alfredo sauce. Definitely better than jarred!
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
517 calories
6 g
153 g
52 g
9 g
31 g
155 g
338 g
2 g
1 g
16 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
155g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 517
Calories from Fat 455
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 52g
80%
Saturated Fat 31g
157%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 153mg
51%
Sodium 338mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates 6g
2%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
35%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
22%
Iron
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.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 8 oz cream cheese, cut into at least 8 pieces
  3. 1 cup half and half
  4. 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated yourself
  5. 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder (or to taste)
  6. 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  7. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Once butter is nearly melted, add cream cheese.
  3. When butter and cream cheese are blended well together, add the half and half, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, nutmeg, and pepper. Stir until well mixed. Don't rush the mix and scald the dairy products.
  4. Once it's well blended and saucy, remove from heat and set aside to thicken. Stir every few minutes.
  5. Once thickened to your liking, enjoy over your favorite pasta.
Notes
  1. The nutmeg is important, it really brings out a nuance of flavor you wouldn't expect.
  2. Use block Parmesan cheese. Pre-grated has anti-caking agents which affect the outcome of the sauce.
beta
calories
517
fat
52g
protein
9g
carbs
6g
more
Raven Hawk Endeavors http://www.ravenhawkendeavors.com/