Quick 3-Ingredient Parmesan Alfredo Sauce Recipe Is Fabulous by 30Seconds Food

Quick 3-Ingredient Parmesan Alfredo Sauce Recipe Is Fabulous

This three-ingredient Parmesan Alfredo pasta sauce recipe went viral not too long ago. We think this viral Parmesan Alfredo sauce is so popular because it is so easy and quick to make. And don't forget delicious, on top of pasta

To make this easy Alfredo sauce recipe you will need heavy cream, butter and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. That's it! The three ingredients simply cook together on the stovetop until melted and combined. So quick and easy (and vegetarian and gluten-free)! 

Serve this fabulously creamy sauce over pasta for dinner with your favorite side dishes. And, try not to become addicted to it!

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Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes
Total Time: 10 to 15 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese

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Recipe Notes

  • For variations, you could easily add garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, pesto, green peas, mushrooms or cooked chicken into the sauce.
  • To make fettuccine Alfredo, cook fettuccine in salted water until al dente. Using a pasta spoon or tongs, transfer the pasta directly from the cooking pot with water into the sauce. This will allow some of the cooking water on the noodles to help thin the sauce a bit. Stir to combine and then add another 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese.
  • You can use this sauce as a base for a pizza.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put the heavy cream and butter into a skillet. Cook over medium heat until butter melts and is thoroughly incorporated into the cream. 
  2. Add the grated Parmesan cheese and stir until melted.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 329

Total Fat: 32.4g

Saturated Fat: 20.6g

Cholesterol: 102mg

Sodium: 380mg

Total Carbohydrate: 1.9g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Total Sugars: 0g

Protein: 9.8g

Vitamin D: 26mcg

Calcium: 274mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 27mg

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Elisa Schmitz
OMGoodness, that sounds so easy and delicious. I love creamy Alfredo sauce. Can't wait to try this! #yum Donna John Mike Prochaska
Simple and savory. 😍
Liam Walshe
Oh no. Oh no. Oh no no no no no!

This is Alla Panna - not Alfredo. Alfredo has zero cream in it - just the other 2 ingredients and pasta water.

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