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Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

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Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce is an irresistible creamy parmesan cheese sauce with a hint of garlic over fettuccini. Fettuccine alfredo is my go-to meal when we go out to eat. This is one of the easiest recipes to make right at home.

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Ingredients for Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp butter: Use real butter, not margarine.
  • 2 cloves garlic: you can use minced garlic or garlic powder.
  • 2 Tbsp flour: We used all-purpose flour.
  • 2 cups heavy cream: You can use half and half.
  • 1 cup whole milk: Use full-fat milk, not skim.
  • 4oz grated parmesan cheese: Freshly grated cheese works best.
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley
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    Step-by-Step Directions for Fettuccine Alfredo

    Step 1

    Melt butter over medium-high heat and add minced garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes.

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    Step 2

    Whisk in flour, making a roux.

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    Step 3

    Add heavy whipping cream and Milk, then continue cooking over low heat until the sauce becomes thick and bubbly.

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    Step 4

    Stir Parmesan Cheese into the thickened sauce. Continue cooking on low until the cheese is melted.

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    Step 5

    Cook Fettuccine until Al Dente and add to the cheese sauce. Coat pasta with cheese sauce, then garnish with fresh parsley.

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    Tips and Tricks for Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

    • Use whole milk and heavy cream for the best creamy sauce.
    • Add in steamed broccoli.
    • You can also add chicken to make chicken alfredo.
    • Use fresh parmesan cheese.
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    Frequently Asked Questions for Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

    What type of pasta can I use for homemade alfredo sauce?

    You can use fettuccini, spaghetti, or even penne pasta. For best results, use thicker pasta.

    How to Store Alfredo Sauce

    Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

    Can I freeze?

    Yes, creamy alfredo sauce freezes well. Store in a freezer bag or in an airtight container.

    How to reheat

    Allow defrosting in the fridge overnight. Reheat in a skillet for 3-4 minutes.

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    Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

    Yield: 6
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 5 minutes

    Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce is creamy parmesan cheese with a hint of garlic over fettuccini and is irresistible to me. Fettuccine alfredo is my go-to meal when we go out to eat. This is one of the easiest recipes to make right at home.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Tbsp butter
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 2 Tbsp flour
    • 2 cups cream
    • 1 cup whole milk
    • 4oz grated parmesan cheese
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Fresh parsley

    Instructions

    1. Melt butter over medium-high heat and add minced garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes.Melt-butter-in-pan
    2. Whisk in flour, making a roux.Whisk-in-flour-making-a-roux.
    3. Add Heavy Cream and Milk, then continue cooking over low heat until the sauce becomes thick and bubbly.Thick-and-Bubbly-sauce.
    4. Stir Parmesan Cheese into the thickened sauce. Continue cooking on low until the cheese is melted.Add-Parmesan-Cheese-to-sauce
    5. Cook Fettuccine until Al Dente and add to the cheese sauce. Coat pasta with cheese sauce, then garnish with fresh parsley.Al-dente-pasta-in-the-cheese-sauce
    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 460mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g

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