Alfredo Sauce

A classic Italian pasta sauce made with butter, cream, garlic and Parmesan cheese. Delicious and simple to make, this sauce is perfect for tossing with your favourite pasta.


  • 60g butter
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 250ml double cream
  • 50g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper


Melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat. Add the garlic and cook for a few minutes until softened. Pour in the cream and bring to a simmer. Add the Parmesan cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes until the sauce has thickened. Serve with your favourite pasta.

Potential changes & improvements

For a richer sauce, you could use whole milk instead of double cream. For a lighter sauce, you could use low-fat milk or even water. You could also add other flavourings such as chopped herbs, chilli flakes or a dash of white wine.

What other food it works well with

Alfredo sauce is delicious tossed with any type of pasta, but it also goes well with cooked vegetables, chicken or fish.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making Alfredo sauce is to add the Parmesan cheese at the beginning. This can cause the sauce to become clumpy. It’s best to add the cheese at the end, just before serving.

Nutritional Information

A serving of Alfredo sauce contains approximately:

  • 200 calories
  • 20g fat
  • 10g saturated fat
  • 15g carbohydrate
  • 4g sugar
  • 4g protein
  • 0.5g salt

Alfredo sauce contains milk and Parmesan cheese. It may also contain traces of nuts.

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