Best Italian Restaurant Alfredo Sauce Copycat Recipe: 3 Ingredients + 10 Minutes by Donna John

Best Italian Restaurant Alfredo Sauce Copycat Recipe: 3 Ingredients + 10 Minutes

Skip the wait at the restaurant and whip up this Olive Garden copycat alfredo sauce recipe in 10 minutes. This creamy alfredo sauce recipe is the real deal. It's rich, thick, creamy and might put you into a food coma.

Disclaimer: This is not a diet recipe. But sometimes you need a little alfredo in your life, and everything in moderation, right? This copycat alfredo sauce has just three (three!) ingredients: butter, heavy whipping cream and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. The ingredients melt together in a double boiler or pot set over another larger pot of boiling water. If you want a little back note of heat, sprinkle in the white pepper at the end. If you don't care about the color, use black pepper!

Serve this amazing restaurant-style alfredo sauce over your favorite pasta, chicken or even drizzle over vegetables.

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Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, cut up
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • white pepper, to taste (optional)

Here's how to make it:

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil. Set a metal mixing bowl over the pot of boiling water. (You could also use a double boiler.) Put the butter and heavy whipping cream into the bowl and cook, stirring, until melted.
  2. Add Parmesan and continue to stir until completely melted. Season with white pepper, to taste, if using.

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This looks yummy
Totally delicious and worth the cheat!
Elisa Schmitz
Holy moly, does this look good. Craving it now! #yum
Donna John
This is so good!!!

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