Homemade Alfredo Sauce

The combination of cream, butter, and Parmesan cheese creates a fantastic homemade Alfredo sauce, and a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg adds the perfect complement to the creamy richness. Calories and fat could be reduced by using milk and/or half-and-half along with some cornstarch to thicken the sauce instead of using cream.

Yellow plate with fettuccine and Alfredo sauce with pot of Alfredo sauce, hunk of Parmesan cheese, and nutmeg grinder in background

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Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories per Serving: 311
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
The combination of cream, butter, and Parmesan cheese creates a fantastic homemade Alfredo sauce, and a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg adds the perfect complement to the creamy richness.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg, affiliate link

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan, combine cream and butter. Heat over medium heat until butter has melted and cream is warmed, but do not boil. Add Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Mix well and cook over medium-low heat until cheese is melted. Serve with pasta.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley

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Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online for over 15 years, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's cooking resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms, which has been highlighted by "Diner's Journal," The New York Times' Blog on Dining Out, and PBS Parents' "Kitchen Explorer."

Mary Ann loves cooking and she loves planning/organizing, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. She believes her mission for the meal plans is being fulfilled when visitors let her know that she has helped them save time and money by teaching them to plan ahead and become more efficient in the kitchen.

When Mary Ann is not cooking or publishing, she enjoys reading, researching genealogy, and traveling.

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