There is nothing better than a made from scratch alfredo sauce! There is a time and place for the store-bought package alfredo sauce, but not today! Especially when it is simple to make!
This Alfredo Sauce is not complicated. It is made from the staple ingredients of butter, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese. A little garlic, salt, and pepper round out this sauce. Speaking of pepper, this recipe uses white pepper. You can certainly use black pepper, but the flavor of the white pepper really does makes a difference.
Since this Alfredo Sauce is made from just a few ingredients, I recommend using high quality ingredients. Also, use freshly grated parmesan cheese for better melting and sharper flavor. As tempting as it may be to use a lower fat cream, less butter, etc., the results of the Alfredo Sauce may be disappointing.
Once you have made this easy to make and completely delicious Alfredo Sauce, you can add it to your favorite pasta! I poured this Alfredo Sauce over penne pasta with steamed broccoli florets. Yum!
- ½ cup butter
- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 2 cups heavy cream
- ¼ t white pepper
- ¼ t kosher salt
- 1½ cups grated parmesan cheese
- In a medium saucepan add the butter and melt over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds or just until fragrant.
- Add the heavy cream, white pepper, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring with a whisk often. Reduce the heat to medium-low.
- Simmer the mixture for 8 minutes, stirring with the whisk often.
- Remove from heat and add the parmesan cheese. Stir with a whisk until smooth.
- Return to stove on low and continue to cook and stir constantly for 2-3 minutes.