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Overhead view of fettucine with Alfredo sauce in a pan.

Easy Alfredo Sauce

This rich and creamy Alfredo Sauce is so easy to prepare using simple ingredients. Ready in just 20 minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese cubed
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese 6 ounces


  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan (or large saute pan) over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  • Add cream cheese cubes, Italian seasoning and pepper. Whisk to smooth out large lumps. Slowly pour in milk, about ¼ cup at a time, while continuing to whisk.
  • Add Parmesan cheese while continuing to whisk until smooth. Continue to cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes, or until sauce reaches desired thickness. Please note that sauce will continue to thicken as it cools once removed from heat. 
  • Toss with your favorite cooked and drained pasta.


  • Yields approximately 4 cups of sauce.
  • Nutritional info does not include pasta.
  • To store, allow sauce to cool and store in the fridge in an airtight container (or jar) for 3 to 4 days.
  • Sauce will thicken when refrigerated - add 2 to 3 tablespoons of milk when reheating.