Creamy Alfredo Sauce
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 8
This simple and fool proof recipe for Alfredo sauce is rich and creamy. It's also quick and delicious. If you prefer a more garlicky flavor, add 2 teaspoons of granulated garlic. If you prefer, you can add some finely minced fresh garlic to the oil and melted butter just before you add the cream cheese in place of the garlic powder. To decrease the calories in this recipe, the sauce can be made with neufchatel cheese and non-fat milk without compromising the flavor. Total Cost of this Recipe is $4.62 or $0.58 per serving.
  • ¼ cup butter ($0.37)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ($0.14)
  • 1 (8 ounce) block of cream cheese (cut into cubes and softened) ($1.28)
  • 1 teaspoons granulated garlic ($0.08)
  • 2 cups milk ($0.27)
  • 1½ cups freshly grated Parmesan Cheese ($2.44)
  • ⅛ - ¼ teaspoon black pepper (to taste) ($0.04)
  1. Melt butter with olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Add cream cheese and stir until smooth.
  3. Add granulated garlic and stir until well incorporated.
  4. Add milk, a little at time, stirring to smooth out any lumps.
  5. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and the black pepper.
  6. Remove from heat when cheese is melted and sauce reaches the desired consistently.
  7. Stir frequently, this sauce will stick to your pan if left unattended.
  8. Serve with, or serve over, your favorite pasta or ravioli.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at