Alfredo sauce and your favorite pasta is a decadent comfort food and is also fit for serving guests, especially when paired with grilled chicken and garlic bread. A simple Alfredo sauce only takes 10-15 minutes to whip up making it a go-to for weekday meals. Traditional Alfredo sauce is a simple cream sauce made from butter, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese. Adding in a few more seasonings brings the flavor of your Alfredo to the next level.
Easy Alfredo Sauce
A good Alfredo sauce consists of only 3 ingredients, butter, heavy cream, and parmesan. Use this easy recipe to get the base of your Alfredo, and then add in any of the seasonings we have suggested to make your signature sauce.
Tools you’ll need:
- ½ cup butter
- 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic or ½ teaspoon roasted granulated garlic
- ½ teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Add the butter and cream to a large skillet and simmer over low heat for 2 minutes
- Whisk in the parmesan cheese and mix until completely melted
- Stir in optional seasonings and simmer for an additional minute
How to Make Alfredo Sauce with Milk
To make a lighter version of traditional Alfredo, you can use milk instead of heavy cream. To do so, simply use the recipe above but substitute the heavy cream with ¼ cup all purpose flour and 3 cups of milk of your choosing. Melt the butter in a saucepan, and then add the ¼ cup flour and whisk to combine. Cook the flour and butter mixture for about 5 minutes before stirring in the milk in ½ cup increments.
Chicken Alfredo Recipe
To add more protein to this delicious dish, you may want to add sliced chicken on top, or diced chicken directly into the sauce. To prepare chicken Alfredo, simply season and cook 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts over medium-high heat until fully cooked, about 8 minutes per side. While the chicken is resting for 10 minutes, you can start your Alfredo sauce. Once the sauce is done, slice the chicken into strips and serve over the pasta. We recommend seasoning your chicken with your favorite combination of the following spices!