Alfredo sauce doesn’t require a ton of unusual ingredients, or a lot of time. It’s a great recipe for busy moms to keep in their arsenal. I love to put it on pasta (obviously), but it’s great on a ton of other stuff like ground beef, steak, chicken, and cauliflower … plus, most everyone loves it – including picky kids!
- 1 C Salted Butter
- 1 C Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 C Shredded Parmesan Cheese
- Ground Pepper
- Parsley, Oregano, Thyme (fresh if possible)
- If you're making your Alfredo with noodles, you'll want to put the pasta on first. It usually takes about the same amount of time to cook the pasta as it does to make the sauce.
- Heat a large pan over medium heat.
- Add butter and whipping cream, stirring occasionally until the butter is melted and your mixture starts to bubble. Don't let it sit too long in between stirs ... you don't want the sauce to burn.
- When it's bubbling nicely, turn the heat down to low and let the sauce simmer for about 5 minutes (stirring frequently). This step is where the sauce starts to thicken.
- Turn the heat up a few notches; add in a handful of cheese and the herbs to taste (pepper, parsley, oregano, and thyme). Stir the mixture constantly until the cheese is melted.
- Add in another handful of cheese and serve!
I like to do the cheese in different steps so you have some that’s really melted into the sauce and some that’s just slightly melted. It’s so so so good.
*Serving Tip: Alfredo sauce is delicious over whole grain noodles with green peas mixed in!