I love a good creamy pasta sauce.  This Alfredo sauce recipe combines some of my absolute favorite things: butter, heavy cream, and cheese.   It's one of the most decadent sauces you can eat, so I try not to indulge too often.... but when I do, it's magical.  So, it's kind of funny that making this Alfredo sauce recipe is so simple and hardly takes any time at all.

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I also love that this is one of those easy entertaining recipes that is perfect for a dinner party - it's delicious, easy, and it holds well.  You don't have to worry that your sauce will be ruined if dinner starts a little later than expected.

A Classic Alfredo Sauce Recipe

One of my family's favorite meals is chicken fettuccine Alfredo.  They get pretty excited when they see me pulling out my Kitchenaid pasta attachment and all of the ingredients.  The way that I make my Alfredo Sauce recipe only requires 5 ingredients: butter, flour, milk, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese.

It's one of those quick and easy recipes that I love.  I start by making a Roux (cooking butter and flour together.)  Once my butter and flour has just begun to brown, I'll add my milk and heavy cream to the pot.  After the mixture starts to bubble, I'll then add the Parmesan and stir until it's all melted.

This classic Alfredo sauce recipe is so easy to make with only five ingredients. Enjoy this creamy pasta sauce in fettuccine Alfredo or any other pasta recipe.

That's it. It's so easy!  Of course this Alfredo sauce recipe is yummy over pasta, but I like to use this on pizza, like this Philly cheese steak pizza recipe and in place of a creamy soup for green bean casserole too.  What other recipes do you like to use Alfredo sauce in?  Leave a comment below.

Here's a quick video so you can see just how easy this creamy pasta sauce recipe is.

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That's it for this classic Alfredo sauce recipe!  Until next time!

a jar of a classic Alfredo sauce recipe

Alfredo Sauce Recipe


  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cups Parmesan cheese


    1. Melt the butter over medium heat and stir in the four.
    2. Pour in the milk and heavy cream and continue to stir until well incorporated.
    3. Add The Parmesan cheese and cook until the cheese is completely melted.
    4. Use in your favorite dish!

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