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Better-Than-Olive Garden® Alfredo Sauce
Classic creamy and cheesy Alfredo sauce. See more
  • READY IN 30 mins

Better-Than-Olive Garden® Alfredo Sauce

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"Whether it's chicken Alfredo or fettuccine Alfredo, the Alfredo sauce has always had my heart. This is a simple and basic recipe for Italian starters. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Melt butter and olive oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add cream, garlic, and white pepper; bring to just under a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until mixture is slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir Parmesan cheese into cream mixture and simmer until sauce is thickened and smooth, 8 to 10 minutes. Add mozzarella cheese to sauce; cook and stir until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook angel hair in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and transfer pasta to serving plates. Spoon sauce over pasta.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • For an added touch, sprinkle some freshly chopped parsley over your personal plate.
  • If you have a rotisserie chicken just waiting to be used, I suggest to use the whole chicken breast and cut into bite-size pieces and stir into your finished sauce. Both could really take your dish to the next level.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 15, 2014

I am SOOOO picky about Alfredo sauce and this is the #! best recipe I have ever tasted. Don't waste your time on any other sauce. This one is smooth, creamy, flavorful and worth every effort, which is small, to make this amazing gravy of the Gods. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 21, 2014

flavor was good, but mine came out clumpy...


40 Ratings

Jun 25, 2014

LOVED IT!!!!! This was so easy to make and the flavor was fantastic! I used black pepper b/c I don't have white on hand. I was worried about the mozzarella, but it melted beautifully and added a nice touch to the sauce. I served this over mini penne...a definite keeper for this alfredo lover~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

Aug 13, 2014

Really delicious, and agrees with it's title. I used only shredded Parmesan because that was all I had and it was still great. This will definitely be my go-to Alfredo sauce now.

Jul 15, 2014

Yes, yes, yes! I love alfredo sauces when I go out, but before now have never found a recipe I could master in my own kitchen. Creamy and quick and actually worked pretty well as leftovers. My only tweak was to substitute 1/2 cup whole milk for 1/2 cup of the cream (to lighten just a little). I used wet mozzarella and it melted just fine. I served with sauteed chicken and steamed broccoli tossed in. Excellent.

Jul 14, 2014

This was so good. My family really enjoyed it.

Jul 22, 2014

This is just like olive gardens Alfredo! It was soo good and soo easy to make!

Mar 11, 2015

Family gobbled it all up! I sauteed garlic and onions in olive oil and butter for a bit more flavor, used the Italian blend shredded cheese, then a pinch of nutmeg. A definite must do again recipe :)


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  • Calories
  • 883 kcal
  • 44%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 208 mg
  • 69%
  • Fat
  • 67.9 g
  • 104%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 20.5 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 561 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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