Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Photo Credit: Lacey Baier
Photo Credit: Lacey Baier

I have a complete weakness for Italian food, especially anything alfredo. After learning this recipe, I have no reason to ever order fettucine alfredo anymore. I can say with ultimate assertion that this recipe is better than Olive Garden. Surprisingly to me alfredo sauce is actually not a standard sauce used in Italy, it is much more popular in America. The history of how alfredo sauce came about it quite romantic and sweet.

Ingredients:

  • One pint heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup of parmesan cheese
  • ¾ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter (aka sweet butter)
  • 1 teaspoons white pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

First you will want to want to finely chop up your 2 garlic cloves. Add the olive oil and unsalted butter to a saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter has completely melted you will next add the heavy whipping cream, chopped garlic and white pepper. You should allow the heavy whipping cream to cook for approximately 5 minutes stirring on occasion.

Then you will add parmesan cheese to the same sauce pan reducing the heat down to a simmer. You need to again stir on occasion for approximately 10 minutes. Next you will stir in all of the mozzarella cheese and continue to stir till all of the cheese is melted.

Bon appetit! You can use this alfredo sauce on a variety of dishes to include chicken alfredo, fettucine alfredo, shrimp fettucine alfredo, white pizza or even as a dipping sauce. I guarantee it is so simple and delicious you will never buy it from a jar again. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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