Alfredo sauce is thick, creamy, and it is a perfect sauce on top of pasta. Having delicious garlic flavor and Italian seasonings, you can make right at home. You can also add cream cheese to it for extra creamy taste and texture. It is one of the classic dishes of Italian restaurants as this dish was originated from Italy. It requires about 10 minutes for the preparation of sauce and about 5 minutes for cooking. Altogether, in 15 minutes, your sauce is ready. It is simple and quite easy to make.
Today, there is a lot variation of Alfredo sauce, but the traditional ingredients are butter and Parmesan cheese. There are so many other ways to incorporate Alfredo sauce into your recipes other than with pasta. It merely adds a cheesy flavor and velvety texture to the dish.
Use of Alfredo sauce in several recipes
- Dressing: Alfredo sauce in a dressing recipe adds extra flavor and creaminess to salads.
- Marinade: You can also use the sauce as a marinade for a beef roast, or whole chicken. The sauce not only adds flavor but also keeps the Protein tender and moist as it roasts.
- Dip: Alfredo sauce as a dip is perfect for vegetables, and crackers.
- Meatloaf and Meatballs: Meatballs or meatloaf with Alfredo sauce gives a creamy texture and cheesy flavor.
- Pizza: Alfredo sauce goes perfect with pizza. You can also replace pizza sauce with Alfredo sauce for extra cheesiness and delicious taste for your other toppings.
- Vegetable Roast: Vegetables like cauliflower, potatoes, and carrots are ideal counterparts for Alfredo sauce. Coat or spread them in Alfredo sauce before roasting to keep the vegetables tender and to add flavor.
- Fish and Vegetable Sauce: Alfredo sauce flavors up a fish or vegetable dish in a way that keeps it simple yet elegant all the same time. Drizzle the sauce over crispy roasted fish or roasted vegetables for a flavor sensation.
- Casseroles: you can also swap out ingredients like heavy cream, sour cream, or grated cheese for Alfredo sauce in your next dish. It’s a guaranteed win at your next potluck.
You can make homemade Alfredo sauce by gathering your ingredients, cooking the sauce, and serving it over your favorite food.
- ½ cup butter
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- You can add salt as per your taste.
- And, Italian seasoning is just for flavor and texture. You can also skip Italian seasoning if not available.
Instructions for making the sauce
- In a medium pan, add butter, heavy whipping cream, and cream cheese. Cook over medium flame and stir until melted.
- Add minced garlic, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Continue stirring until the sauce is smooth.
- Add grated parmesan cheese and stir again.
- Continue cooking for about 3-5 minutes until the sauce starts to thicken and simmer.
- Serve it with your favorite dish.
- Among the ingredients as mentioned earlier, you can skip the garlic, garlic powder, and cream cheese if not available.
Making Alfredo sauce without garlic, garlic powder and cream cheese
- In a pan, add butter and melt it over medium heat.
- Pour the whipped cream slowly into the pan, stir it.
- Add salt and pepper to the mixture as per your taste to season it as it combines and cooks.
- Stir the sauce with a spoon while it thickens and simmers for 3-5 minutes.Serve it with your favorite dish.
- lfredo sauce consumes about 80 calories in one serving. And to burn 80 calories, you need to swim for 7 minutes, or jog for 9 minutes, or cycle for 12 minutes or walk for 22 minutes.
- The Alfredo sauce adds Total Fat of 7 gram, Cholesterol of 41mg, Sodium of 410 mg, Total Carbohydrate of 3 gram, Protein of 2 gram, Calcium of 40 mg and Vitamin A of 300 mg in your meal.
- 4.5 grams of Saturated Fat falls under total fat of 7 grams, and Sugars of 1 gram falls under Total Carbohydrate of 3 grams.
- One serving of Alfredo sauce contains Cholesterol and Sodium, which can contribute to the development of heart disease.
- It adds up to 20 percent of the Iron in your meal which is essential for your red blood cell count. This serving also provides an adequate amount of Vitamin A daily. Vitamin A in this dish protects your eyes from blindness and infections.
- How healthy the sauce depends on the recipe and how much you eat. Having the sauce daily with two or more servings can be harmful. Therefore, having it twice a week with a small amount is good for health.