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Alfredo Sauce

Simple, fresh, and garlicky.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta, sauce
Servings: 2 cups


  • a large skillet
  • a wooden spoon or whatever to stir
  • cheese grater


  • 4 oz butter (1 stick)
  • 3 oz Parmesan cheese (about 2 cups)
  • 1-½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper


  • Grate the Parmesan cheese
    3 oz Parmesan cheese
  • Put the butter and heavy cream in the skillet
    4 oz butter, 1-½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • Over medium heat, let the butter melt and bring the liquid mixture to a simmer
  • Turn heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes
  • Stir in the garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper
    2 tsp minced garlic, ½ tsp Italian seasoning, ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper
  • Keep stirring for about a minute
  • Stir in the grated Parmesan
    3 oz Parmesan cheese
  • Keep stirring until it's melted in
  • Pour the mixture on top of pasta


Adapted from The Salty Marshmallow.