Easy Alfredo Sauce


Now that your Thanksgiving leftovers are thankfully all gone, you’re probably ready for some easy meals you can put on the table in a jiff after a long day of gift shopping. This is a super simple and delicious go-to Alfredo sauce recipe. Plus I always have all of the ingredients in my pantry/fridge! This sauce is full of flavor and can be taken up a few notches with the addition of real bacon bits, grilled chicken, or shrimp. I haven’t tried it with sautéed mushrooms yet, but plan to the next time I whip up this Alfredo. I can’t imagine it being anything other than awesome. 🙂

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Use whatever pasta you like best. I rarely use fettuccini since it’s not as easy to fork up. I usually make a mess on my chin while trying to get it to my mouth. Haha! So I tend to lean toward penne or bowtie. Plus the grooves and pockets in those shapes hang onto the sauce better.

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I’ve made it with expensive Parmesan cheese and heavy whipping cream, and I’ve made it with the cheapest real Parmesan that comes in a shaker bottle and evaporated milk. They both taste great to me. I discovered long ago, I’m not a cheese snob; as long as it’s made with real milk, I’ll give it a try and judge it solely on its taste, not its brand name or price. 🙂

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Easy Alfredo Sauce

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Easy Alfredo Sauce

Created by Melissa Woolard | Culinary Craftiness


  • 1 lb. pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 8 oz. Parmesan cheese, grated or shredded (any kind)
  • 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk or 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 sticks real butter
  • 1 heaping tablespoon minced garlic, jarred
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Optional:
  • Real bacon bits, whole bag or jar
  • 1/2 lb. shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 3-4 grilled boneless/skinless chicken breasts


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for a minute or so. (If using shrimp, add now and cook for 3-4 minutes or until pink and centers are bright white. If using pre-cooked shrimp, add later.)
  2. Carefully, pour in the evaporated milk and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Quickly stir in cheese until melted and remove from heat. Add in any optional ingredients.
  4. Pour sauce over drained pasta and stir well.
  5. Serve with bread sticks and a salad, if desired.

Happy eating!Save



About Melissa

Melissa is a wife, mother, family cook, and romance novelist. The very first thing she learned in the kitchen was how to scramble eggs in an old cast iron skillet at the age of five. Her great-grandmother put her on a step-stool at the stove and thus began her passion for whipping up great tasting foods.

2 Replies to “Easy Alfredo Sauce”

    • Hi Gambioli, thanks for taking the time to comment! I hope you’re not eating the entire double batch of Alfredo sauce in one sitting? Haha! If you’re avoiding butter, this recipe can be made without it or only use half the amount. However, it won’t taste as good. There’s no getting around the deliciousness of real butter. In an effort to remove synthetically derived chemicals in my family’s diet, I chose to switch from the maragine we were long told was better for us to all natural butter. Here’s an article that might help shed light on the latest research into whether or not butter is okay for your heart. However you make it, I hope you enjoy every bite! 😊


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