i have always, always loved fettuccini alfredo. in every restaurant i’ve ever been to – if they have it, i’ve ordered it. there’s just something about that garlicky, creamy sauce that i can’t get enough of!
so a few years ago i tried to make it at home…using jarred alfredo sauce. epic fail. i didn’t like it at all. homemade alfredo sauce made from scratch, on the other hand…is not only much cheaper than going out to eat, but it tastes just as delicious and fresh as in the restaurants!
here’s the recipe i’ve been using. though i tend to add a little more garlic. i just like it that way. and when you melt the cream cheese it will look a little bit like it’s curdled, but don’t worry – once you add everything else it won’t look like that at all – in fact, the end product is incredibly smooth.
oh, and did i mention it only uses 5 ingredients and is ridiculously easy to make?
so, if you love fettuccini alfredo as much as i do, but don’t like doling out cash at the restaurant, then you should give this easy but yummy recipe a try – you just might find yourself “eating out” at home more often!
homemade alfredo sauce
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 1/2 block (4oz) cream cheese
- 1 pint (2 cups) heavy whipping cream
- 2/3 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter all the way. Add the cream cheese and melt all the way. Add the heavy whipping cream, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese. Cook on low for a few minutes, stirring frequently. Add salt and pepper. Let stand for 5 minutes to thicken. Mix with cooked fettuccini.
Totally agree about the jarred alfredo sauce. Not so great. I bet this’ll be so much better. Maybe we’ll have fettucine alfredo again after all! Thanks!
Yeah, I bought the jarred stuff once and never did again. I think you’ll like this one!
I’ve never made alfredo sauce with cream cheese before. My recipe just has butter, whipping cream, and parmesan cheese. I can’t wait to try this recipe though because how could cream cheese not make it better? It’s sure to be better. Thanks for the recipe!
yes, the cream cheese & garlic make it taste amazing! i hope you like it!
sara jo says
sara jo says
Love this recipe. Easy to use . YUMM. Look at the nutella Ice cream recipe,,, much better.
We tried this recipe tonight with fettucine, broccoli and chicken. It was delicious! I am wondering if I can make it a tad lighter given all the butter and cream but it tasted like alfredo from a restaurant. I’m giving it 4 stars instead of 5 only because it’s a bit heavy. Really good – you should give it a try.