Homemade Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

Just say no to Alfredo sauce in a jar. Say GOODBYE to paying high prices for Alfredo Sauce at Olive Garden. Instead, STAY HOME and make this AMAZING Homemade Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce recipe instead!!!

Today I will be showing you how to make Homemade Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce at home. It is 100 times better than anything you can get in the store and its so simple to make.

And you can literally throw this together in 20 minutes or less! You can even step up your game by adding in mushrooms, bacon, spinach, anything to this Alfredo sauce and it will be like you can get at any restaurant.

And you can use this sauce on pasta, pizza, you can use it as a dipping sauce, and the possibilities are endless. You can also add bacon and spinach and make your own version.

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So let’s take a look at our ingredients used in Homemade Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Recipe.

Heavy Cream: Heavy cream is used in many recipes whether it’s the main course or side dishes. Heavy cream goes well with almost everything and everyone loves this ingredient. So it will quite unfair if we do not use cream in recipes where it can be used.

Garlic: Garlic adds a very strong and warm flavor to our recipe and this ingredient is used in almost every recipe except desserts. And everyone likes garlic due to its strong flavor.

Parmesan Cheese: Parmesan cheese is a family of hard -grating cheese, has a sharp, complex fruity/nutty taste with a strong savory flavor and a slightly gritty texture. So this cheese will enhance the flavor of our recipe.

Butter: Butter is a very common and basic ingredient, but still plays a very important role when it comes to flavor as it has its own flavor.

Salt & Pepper: Salt and Pepper, a very commonly used ingredient and the soul of every recipe. They have their own individual unique flavor and importance.

Products and ingredients I have used are mentioned below:

  • Saucepan: Perfect for cooking pasta, sauces, vegetables, and soups.
  • Hand whisk: Well designed for easy, comfortable grip and dishwasher safe.
  • Parmesan cheese: Perfect for making Alfredo Sauce.

How to make Homemade Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce?

So let’s started with our Homemade Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce recipe,

We will be starting with melting our butter. In a pan add 2 tbsp of butter and after it gets melted add minced garlic and saute for a couple of minutes.

Now add 1 pint of heavy cream, and mix it up and bring it to simmer. And when it comes to simmering, it’s time to add our Parmesan cheese. While simmering add seasonings (salt and pepper).

Keep stirring continuously. Now add 2 cups of grated Parmesan cheese, Add cheese in batches so that it will be easy to stir well and everything will be mixed well.

After stirring for another one minute, we will get that perfect thickness due to that cheese. And in less than 10 minutes our Homemade Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce is ready to be served as a dipping sauce or anything as you like.

What is Alfredo Sauce made of?

Actually Alfredo Sauce is an elegant and creamy sauce served with long noodly pasta Fettuccine. Usually, Alfredo Sauce is made of butter, a type of cream, and Parmesan cheese. One can also add seasoning and dried herbs according to one’s taste.

Can I use milk instead of cream for Alfredo sauce?

Yes, it can be made. Over the years this recipe has been tried and tested in many versions according to one’s need. And using milk instead of heavy cream makes the sauce light and thin. And using milk also has one plus point that it does contain fewer calories than that of the original sauce.

What seasonings go good with Alfredo sauce?

In a traditional Alfredo sauce, usually crushed peppers are used but you can definitely go with your own seasonings like garlic, lemon juice, and nutmeg.

How do you reheat Alfredo sauce without breaking it?

If you are making the sauce at home, you know you’ll want to reheat it so at the beginning add a little flour. Melt the butter and stir in flour just like you are making a roux and then proceed with the regular recipe process. This process may make the sauce more stable and less like to break or separate when it’s reheated.

How do you thicken Alfredo sauce?

First of all, make sure that the sauce is simmering nicely and then dilute 3 tbsp of flour in half a cup of water and then add in the simmering mixture. And keep stirring until you have achieved your desired consistency of thickness.

What pasta goes with Alfredo sauce?

As a general rule pair heartier sauces with wider noodles. The best pasta that goes well with Alfredo sauce is linguine or fettuccine. This kind of pasta goes well with simple cream sauces and delicate proteins like seafood.

Why does butter separate in Alfredo sauce?

If the butter gets separated in your Alfredo sauce recipe that means your sauce is broken. The one reason can be, you might have very high heat and your whole milk has scorched causing it to separate.

Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

A better and cheap version of that expensive Alfredo sauce. Easy and tasty to try at home.
Course Dressings and Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword alfredo sauce, butter, cheese, cream, italian sauce, Parmesan cheese, pepper, salt
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 320kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Hand whisk

Ingredients

  • 1 pint Heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp Garlic minced
  • tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

  • In a pan add 2 tbsp of butter and after it gets melted add minced garlic and saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Now add 1 pint of heavy cream, and mix it up and bring it to simmer. And when it comes to simmering, it’s time to add our Parmesan cheese. While simmering add seasonings (salt and pepper).
  • Keep stirring continuously. Now add 2 cups of grated Parmesan cheese, Add cheese in batches so that it will be easy to stir well and everything will be mixed well.
  • After stirring for another one minute, we will get that perfect thickness due to that cheese. And in less than 10 minutes our Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce is ready to be served as a dipping sauce or anything as you like.

Notes

Keep the heat on low flame, otherwise high can scorch the milk and this will cause the cream to break and separate butter.
You can use seasoning according to your choice.