10-Minute Cream Cheese Alfredo Sauce Recipe: The Easiest Alfredo Sauce Recipe Ever by 30Seconds Food

10-Minute Cream Cheese Alfredo Sauce Recipe: The Easiest Alfredo Sauce Recipe Ever

From skinny alfredo sauce to Olive Garden copycat alfredo sauce to three-ingredient Parmesan alfredo sauce to an Italian grandma's gorgonzola alfredo sauce, there are hundreds of ways to make homemade alfredo sauce. This easy alfredo sauce gets its creaminess from cream cheese. It is ready to be ladled over pasta in about 10 minutes.

The creamy alfredo sauce recipe is made with butter, cream cheese, garlic powder, milk, grated Parmesan cheese and white pepper or black pepper. The butter is melted in a saucepot, then the cream cheese and garlic powder are whisked in until smooth. The milk is whisked in until smooth, and the grated Parmesan and pepper finish the sauce.

You can add more milk if you want a thinner alfredo sauce. If you want a thicker alfredo sauce, you could use heavy cream instead of milk. Not a fan of garlic powder? Use fresh minced garlic instead.

Use this easy 10-minute alfredo sauce recipe to make pasta alfredo with your favorite noodles, gnocchi, ravioli or tortellini, drizzle it over cooked vegetables or use it as a sauce on pizza

Cuisine: Italian / American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 box (8 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper or white pepper

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepot over medium heat. Add the cream cheese and garlic powder and cook, whisking, until smooth.
  2. Slowly whisk in the milk until smooth.
  3. Stir in the Parmesan and white pepper and cook over low heat until cheese melts. 

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Saucepots $10 & Up
Garlic Powder $3 & Up
Black Pepper $2 & Up
White Pepper $4 & Up

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