Easy Alfredo Sauce

    20 minutes

    Alfredo sauce is a great standby, easy to make dinner. I love this creamy version that I have served with every type of pasta that I can think of.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 1 cup (250ml) thickened cream
    • 1 pinch salt, to taste
    • 1 pinch ground nutmeg, to taste
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
    2. Add heavy cream, stirring constantly.
    3. Stir in salt, nutmeg, grated Parmesan cheese and grated Romano cheese.
    4. Stir constantly until melted then mix in egg yolk.
    5. Simmer over medium low heat for 3 to 5 minutes.
    6. Garnish with additional grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

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    You can subtitute 2% milk for heavy cream, if you start with a roux of 1tbsp butter, 1tbsp flour. Good for reducing fat a bit, or if you realize at the last minute you don't have enough cream!  -  15 May 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    After reading through the reviews I decided to give this one a shot, and it came out wonderful. I made the following changes: *added 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 2 cloves minced garlic and 2 tablespoons regular cream cheese *used a full cup of fresh grated parmesan, no romano *I whipped the egg with a little half-n-half and then added it a little at a time Be sure to let the butter and cream simmer until it's a little thick, before proceeding. Also, simmver over low heat at the end and keep stirring it. I ended up with a highly delicious HEAVY alfredo sauce.  -  24 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I liked this sauce, it had a nice, mild flavor. My guests felt it lacked something, even though I minced and sauteed garlic and added it in. Perhaps I would add a touch of garlic salt or garlic powder the next time. Salt & pepper are definitely in order for this recipe. Remember that anytime you are incorporating egg into a hot liquid, you need to take care that it doesn't immediately cook the egg so that you end up with tiny egg bits. Take a small amount of the hot cheese/cream sauce (1/4 cup or so) and put it in a bowl. Slowly add the egg yolk, stirring constantly. Once you've mixed the egg with that small bit of hot cream sauce, you can add it all back into the pan. *** Update. Recently, I made this recipe and I used all parmesan cheese because that's what I had in the house. What I used was shredded parmesan, rather than the container of grated parmesan (you know it, we all have it in the house). What an amazing difference this made, the sauce was thick, rich, and amazing. I went right out and bought the ingredients to make it a few more times!  -  27 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)