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Alfredo Sauce


  • 1⁄2cup butter
  • 8ounces cream cheese
  • 8ounces half-and-half cream
  • 1⁄4cup parmesan cheese
  • 1teaspoon garlic powder
  • black pepper (to taste)


  • Melt butter in sauce pan.
  • Add cream cheese and whisk as you add half-and-half.
  • Whisk until smooth adding cheese, garlic powder and pepper.
  • Simmer until heated through.
  • Pour over any pasta you choose, we even liked it on cheese tortellini.
  • Serve with a nice green salad, garlic bread, and a nice glass of wine.
  • Very filling!
  • Thanks so much for all the reviews! This is a recipe that is basic, as you can see from all the suggestions! I hope that everyone continues to enjoy it, review it, and add your suggestions! Thanks again! GRITS.


  • sunshine4201

    I love is recipe!! I even add some lemon juice to to the water and sauce. It makes it even more amazing!!

  • sweet tooth 23

    Really great flavor! I actually used just 1/4 c. of butter and it turned out fine (couldn’t bring myself to use a whole stick!). I also had to sub cheddar cheese because I realized I was all out of parm. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

  • lwells86

    I was looking for an easy and cheap alfredo recipe and this was it. In previous reviews people used whole milk instead of the half and half. So that is what i did, since i have whole milk all the time and have never in my life bought half and half. It was Fantastic. I also used about a 1 1/2 cups of cheese and added a little extra milk. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • MrsHudson

    This is a great base to start a sauce my family likes. I use 6-8 cloves of chopped fresh garlic that I sautee with chicken for the last 2 minutes of cooking, about double the fresh grated parm, milk instead of cream, and thin it out with chicken stock because it turns out very thick if made by the recipe. I also use white pepper instead of black- I’ve always been taught that you don’t use black pepper in a light sauce. No one knows what the little black things are in their sauce :.s The cream cheese adds a nice richness to it and a beautiful, velvety texture that we really do love!

  • Queen Roachie

    Really good, really thick sauce. I sauteed some chicken breasts in olive oil and made the sauce in the same pan before adding the diced chicken. I ended up adding about 1/2 cup of the pasta water from the spaghetti I made with this to thin it a touch, then stirred the pasta into the sauce before serving. My kids still won’t eat sauce on their noodles, preferring butter and parm, but my son (7), did tell me he thought it was yummy and he’ll have it “next time.” Thanks for sharing.

  • Krista Smith

    I used this as a sauce for a chicken alfredo bake and I could’ve eaten myself sick on it – it was SO good! I made the sauce as the recipe called for (subbing milk for cream), poured it over some cooked fusili in a 9×13 pan, added maybe another cup of milk to thin it out and baked at 350 for 25 minutes! Delish! I’ll be making this one again and again! Thanks for a wonderful and simple recipe.

  • mommymakeit4u

    Delicious.. added 1/2 parmesan cheese with 3 grilled chicken breasts (olive oil, salt and pepper to the breasts)

  • Dana E.

    Yummy! One of my New Year’s resolutions is to comment on all the great recipes here that have made my family think I am a great cook! Was in a pinch for time and made this recipe. I altered a few things – used light cream cheese and 2% milk and added a little more parm cheese. I also served some frozen spinach (sauteed quickly with some fresh garlic) and 4-5 slices of bacon that I had on hand and cooked and chopped quickly. My boys raved and gave it their own 5 stars – thanks Grits-n-Ms!

  • run for your life

    I’ve made all three Alfredo Sauce recipes off the “Top 100” list of 2009 and this was our favorite. The texture and flavor was the best, in our opinion of course:) I did need to add a little salt at the end but other than that it was perfect. Thanks for posting!

  • cora_lee_dawn

    This recipe was good, however I added a few changes. I only used half the suggested amount of cream cheese, added an extra 1/4 cup of parmasan cheese and I added 1/4 cup of milk (in addition to the half and half cream). I added 1 clove of garlic instead of the garlic powder. The sauce was thick and really heavy, but my kids gobbled it up. My son was convinced I ordered it from a restaurant. I will definately make this again. Be careful not to cook too long!!