Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Copycat Recipe

5 / 5 (9 reviews)

Years ago I was introduced to fresh cheese tortellini with Alfredo sauce at a lovely restaurant at London’s Heathrow Airport. I’ve been a big fan ever since.  I don’t indulge too often, but I’m often tempted to.  Cheesy, rich, and classic, this copycat for Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Recipe, is the easiest sauce you will ever make!  I cringe at the pricey bottled  stuff at the market (plus it’s not even as tasty!). Even if you think you can’t cook, you can make this divine sauce in under 30 minutes.

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Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

Sauce any kind of pasta, with grilled chicken or shrimp, and on pizza instead of tomato sauce. It’s winning as a dip with hot breadsticks and it will be long gone if you add it to a pasta bar at your next dinner party too. 

Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

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I think the secret to a good Alfredo sauce is using fresh Parmesan cheese. The dried, grated, variety is too strong and salty. I cooked a 48-ounce package of fresh cheese tortellini for 6 minutes in a pot of boiling water. I immediately drained it and added it to my Alfredo sauce. I also added 2 cups of chopped, cooked, chicken breast to the sauce and pasta. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of fresh Parmesan cheese and enjoy.

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Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Copycat Recipe

5 / 5 (9 reviews)
Prep Time: 5mins | Cook Time: 25mins
Yield: 3 1/2 cups | Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan combine heavy cream, butter and cream cheese. Simmer until all is melted and mixed well.
  2. Add the Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Simmer this for 15-20 minutes on medium-low heat, just until it thickens enough to coat a spoon.
  3. Serve over hot pasta noodles, in place of red pizza sauce, or for dipping. It's great with grilled chicken or shrimp too.

Notes

Note: This sauce will separate when you reheat it. TIP: If this sauce becomes a little too thick, thin it with pasta water. Drain your pasta, but save some water. It doesn't take much to cover your noodles! This sauce is gluten-free.

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