Olive Garden alfredo sauce is a rich, creamy sauce that can be made at home. This recipe for Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce was one of the first ones we attempted to recreate; it’s one of my favorite recipes of all time. This recipe is simple, butter, cream, cheese, and a little bit of patience, and everyone will think you are a five star chef.
Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Recipe
Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce
Make Alfredo sauce just like the Olive Garden, one try with this dish, and you will never buy bottled or a package of Alfredo sauce again.
- 1 pint of heavy cream
- 1/4 pound of butter (one stick)
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese **optional, and not pictured in the video
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese **do not use cheese that has been pre-shredded or pre-grated
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
In a saucepan, combine butter, and heavy cream. Simmer until all is melted and mixed well. Add the Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes on low. You may wish to add a little salt and pepper. I have made this with half and half, but we prefer the heavy cream.
I wouldn't recommend trying it with plain milk.
Optional Cream Cheese Method
This can be used if the sauce is still a little thin. The sauce can be thin for a variety of reasons: not using heavy cream, not cooking at a high enough temperature, and using pre-shredded or pre-grated cheese. Pre-shredded and pre-grated cheeses have an anti-caking agent in them, and prevent the sauce from setting up. If the sauce is a little thin, add cream cheese in after you have finished the Parmesan cheese. Add cream cheese and whisk until the sauce thickens.Print Recipe
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