Homemade Alfredo Sauce

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I love pasta

I love pasta

I love pasta

I love pasta

…And this isn’t even a recipe for homemade pasta… but it’s a recipe for delicious homemade alfredo sauce that you can PUT on pasta…

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I love pasta

 

 

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Homemade alfredo sauce is really easy to make.  Mine calls for butter, garlic, flour, heavy whipping cream, Worcestershire sauce, seasonings, cheese.  That’s it!

The most important thing is having the correct ingredients on hand.  Having a wedge of aged Parmesan cheese is crucial so if you don’t want to purchase this key ingredient then you shouldn’t bother with the recipe.  There, I said it! 🙂

I heard that The Olive Garden uses nutmeg in their Alfredo sauce so I began using freshly grated nutmeg in my recipe and it’s delicious!

 

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Whole nutmeg is a fresh and wonderful addition to your spice cupboard.  I found it on Amazon for under $10 and the 3.5 oz. purchase has lasted me over a year and a half.  Don’t worry, if stored properly whole nutmeg has a long shelf life (up to 4 years).  Take a peek here:

Whole Nutmeg from Amazon.com

I use it in my coffee, oatmeal cookies, carrot cake, sausage gravy, cornbread stuffing and so much more!

 

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To begin!

Saute minced garlic in butter.  A WHOLE STICK OF BUTTER!  whaaaa

 

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Next whisk flour into the butter/garlic until it’s paste-like, then add heavy whipping cream, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings (the nutmeg!  LOL).

 

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At last, whisk in the cheese and it’s done.  It’s THAT simple!  Butter, garlic, flour, heavy whipping cream, Worcestershire sauce, seasonings, cheese.

Always make sure and salt to taste at the end.

 

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My garnish of choice is halved cherry tomatoes tossed in balsamic reduction with a pinch of sea salt.  Balsamic vinegar or glaze also works.  We paired the pasta with Perfect Baked Chicken Breast and it was an amazing meal!

So what are you going to do this weekend?  You’re going to boil Fettuccine and toss it in homemade Alfredo sauce!  Booyah!

If you’re new to my blog this behavioral content is totally normal.

 

Homemade Alfredo Sauce

  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Fresh Grated Aged Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) Unsalted Butter
  • 2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Freshly Grated Nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon Black pepper

In a large pot of heavily salted water begin boiling 16 oz. of pasta to an Al Dente state (according to package instructions).

In a large non-stick skillet melt the butter over medium heat.  Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.  Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the flour to the butter mixture whisking continuously to make thick paste (also knows as roux).

Slowly whisk in heavy cream and bring to a low simmer.  Next whisk in Worcestershire sauce, salt, nutmeg, and black pepper.

Lastly, stir in grated Parmesan cheese until melted and silky smooth.  Toss the pasta in the sauce and garnish to your liking.

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Additions:

Notes:

  1. You can substitute whole nutmeg for nutmeg from the jar in your spice cupboard.
  2. The sauce recipe is meant to match a pound (16 oz.) of pasta and serves up to 6 people.  Cut the recipe in half if it’s just for 2 or 3 people.
  3. Don’t skimp on the ingredients.  Aged Parmesan, nutmeg and Worcestershire give this Alfredo it’s distinct flavor.
  4. Unfortunately homemade alfredo sauce doesn’t perform well in the leftovers category… if reheated the next day keep this in mind.

 

Author: farmtotabletosoul

Hello, I'm so glad you're here! My name is Tara and I created this blog as a creative outlet for myself but also in hopes that I could inspire others like you. Please stick around and re-imagine your creative side. There's plenty of recipes and DIY ideas to check out if you're willing! _______________________________________________________________________________ About Me: I'm a 34 year old energetic wife and mother. I have a vivid imagination and bold sense of humor. I love to cook, bake and create. ☺️ - Tara

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