Overhead shot of yellow plate with fettuccine and Alfredo sauce with pot of Alfredo sauce, hunk of Parmesan cheese, and nutmeg grinder surrounding plate

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.
Servings per Recipe: 8 servings
Calories per Serving: 311
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
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  • 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


  • 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.


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 409mg | Potassium: 60mg | Vitamin A: 1160IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 0.1mg