fettuccine alfredoa in skillet with fresh parsley

Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: italian


This is simply the Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce out there! With just a few common ingredients and 10 minutes, you can have this rich, creamy Alfredo Sauce packed with garlic and parmesan flavor! 



  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons (4 cloves) minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning (optional but recommended!)
  • 2 cups freshly shredded Parmesan (about 8 ounce block)
  • fresh parsley for garnish if desired


  1. Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet.
  2. Add heavy cream. Bring to a simmer (don’t boil!)
  3. Add garlic and seasonings as you whisk the sauce for 2 minutes.
  4. Add Parmesan cheese and stir until it is melted and the sauce is smooth then remove from heat.

Keywords: homemade alfredo sauce, alfredo sauce from scratch, alfredo sauce with milk, alfredo sauce with half and half