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Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Making your own Alfredo sauce is easy and requires less than 10 minutes!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American Italian
Keyword: Alfredo sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 417kcal


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 500ml/2 cups double/heavy whipping cream
  • 120g/1 ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch grated nutmeg
  • salt to taste


  • In a saucepan or a deep pan, melt the butter over low heat, then add the heavy cream and warm it over low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the grated Parmesan cheese and continue heating the cream over low heat while stirring with a wooden spoon or a whisk until the cheese has melted and fully incorporated into it. Do not allow the sauce to come to a boil. It should only simmer very lightly. Finish it off with a few gratings of nutmeg, taste and add a pinch of salt if needed.


Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 790mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1556IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 293mg | Iron: 1mg