The next time you’re craving a creamy, cheesy, delicious Alfredo sauce for your pasta, don’t reach for a jar or head to a restaurant. Reach for our homemade recipe instead! The best taste is right in your own kitchen.
Homemade Alfredo Sauce
- Prep: 5 Mins | Total: 15 Mins
- Serves: 4-6 servings
- Difficulty: Easy
- 6 Tablespoons Butter
- 2-3 cloves Garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
- 1 1/2 Cups Milk
- 2-3 Tablespoons All-purpose flour (less flour will yield a thinner sauce, more flour a thicker sauce)
- 2/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
- 1/2 Cup Pecorino Romano, grated (Can substitute with additional Parmesan cheese)
- To Taste Ground Black Pepper
- To Taste Kosher Salt
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Whisk in the milk, flour, and grated cheeses. Cook the milk mixture, stirring occasionally, until the sauce begins to simmer and thicken. Season to taste with ground black pepper and salt. Remove from heat.
Serve immediately or place in a mason jar and refrigerate for later.
People are often intimidated by the idea of making a perfect white sauce at home, but we’re here to set the record straight. All you need are some basic ingredients, our foolproof method, and a little dash of confidence. You got this.
So why are people so nervous about making Alfredo sauce at home? Our informal poll reveals that many people struggle with lumps in their sauce. Luckily, we have an easy fix for that issue! Instead of tossing the flour into the milk mixture all at once, sift it in instead.
And what if, after sifting the flour, you still end up with lumps? A quick mix with an immersion blender (not a regular blender) after the sauce has thickened will take care of them in no time.
Alfredo sauce is, after all, pretty basic, but there are still some ways to make your sauce truly yours. Plenty of people use heavy cream instead of milk for some extra creamy thickness. You can also switch out the Romano cheese with extra Parmesan if you prefer. Use the grated cheese you love!
Not sure what to do with your Alfredo sauce now that you’ve made it? Want more delicious pasta and sauces? Check out some of our other favorites:
- Easiest Shrimp Scampi
- Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti
- Velvety Baked Mac & Cheese
- Easy Beef Stroganoff
- Shrimp Alfredo Pasta