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How To Make Alfredo Sauce

Easy recipe showing how quickly and easily you can make Homemade Alfredo Sauce. Perfect to serve over pasta and refrigerate the reminder to use over chicken or shrimp.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keyword: pasta, sauce
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 8 tablespoons butter 1 stick
  • 3 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Salt to taste


  • Stir the cream and the lemon juice in a heavy medium skillet to blend.
  • Add the butter and cook over medium heat just until the butter melts, stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce the heat to low and add in the grated Parmesan cheese, nutmeg and salt, stirring until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Toss with cooked pasta.
  • Sprinkle a little more grated parmesan over the top, if desired.


This recipe for Alfredo Sauce makes enough sauce for a 16-ounce package of pasta. You can divide the recipe in half if you want to make a smaller portion, however the pasta and sauce will keep well in the refrigerator for a few days. To reheat the pasta and alfredo sauce, pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a skillet or sauté pan and set the heat to medium. Add the pasta mixed with Alfredo Sauce to the pan and heat, stirring until warm.
With this easy recipe, you can make Alfredo Sauce whenever you like. You can serve it with any type of pasta. The sauce also goes well with chicken or on an Alfredo topped pizza.