Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Copycat Recipe

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easy olive garden alfredo sauce

Cheesy, rich, and classic – this copycat for Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Recipe is the easiest sauce you will ever make!

I love how easy and delicious this homemade Alfredo sauce is! Even if you think you can’t cook, you can make this divine sauce in under 30 minutes. Yes, you heard me right…. it’s quick and easy and DELISH! Check out all the reviews below!

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Alfredo sauce is great on pizza, pasta, chicken, and more. Any type of noodles will work with Alfredo, even the zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash variety. It’s delicious as a dip with fresh, warm breadsticks too. Yum!

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I think a secret to a good Alfredo sauce is using fresh Parmesan cheese. The dried, grated variety can be too strong and salty. You can buy a small wedge of Parmesan and grate it, but I’ve also had no problem using the fresh grated parm cheese found in the cheese aisle.

Here’s a meal idea to go along with the homemade Alfredo sauce: Cook a 48-ounce package of fresh cheese tortellini for 6 minutes in a pot of boiling water. Immediately drain it and add it to the Alfredo sauce. Add 2 cups of chopped, cooked chicken breast, if desired, to the sauce and pasta. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of fresh Parmesan cheese and enjoy.

homemade olive garden alfredo sauce

We also love making this one on spaghetti night! It’s yummy combined with our favorite homemade spaghetti sauce. It also makes a wonderful base topping with this super easy homemade pizza crust.

Alfredo Sauce Tips:

  • If you find your sauce isn’t thick enough, be sure to let the sauce boil for a moment before you add the cheese!
  • If it starts to seperate, rapidly whisk the sauce to incorporate all the ingredients.

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My go-to pasta/steamer pot is much like this Excelsteel 8 Quart 18/10 Stainless Steel 4 Piece Pot. It’s perfect for cooking and draining large amounts of pasta, steaming fresh veggies, seafood and boiling eggs. Large or small, the strainer baskets do the job and having a clear lid with an 8 quart stainless pot is nice for soups and stews.

copycat olive garden alfredo sauce recipe

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Watch How to Make Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Recipe

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Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Copycat Recipe

4.8 / 5 (88 reviews)
Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 5 mins
Yield: 3 1/2 cups | Serves: 10


  • 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


  1. In a saucepan combine heavy cream, butter and cream cheese. Bring to a simmer over medium high heat, then keep it simmering until all is melted and mixed well. Stir often!
  2. Right after the mixture comes to a light boil, whisk in the Parmesan cheese and garlic powder.
  3. Simmer this for 5-10 minutes on medium-low heat, just until it thickens enough to coat a spoon.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve over hot pasta, in place of red pizza sauce, or for dipping. It's great with grilled chicken or shrimp too.


Note: This sauce will separate when you reheat it.

TIP: If the sauce seems to seperate, whisk rapidly on low heat to incorporate the fat back into the cream.

If you find your sauce isn't thick enough, be sure to let the sauce boil for a moment before you add the cheese!

Ingredients: Butter, Cheese, Cream Cheese, Garlic, Heavy Cream, Parmesan, Pepper, Salt
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish, Popular, Sauces, Spreads, and Dressings, #StayHome, Fall, New Year's Eve, Super Bowl Party, Winter, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb and Keto, Meatless
Categories: Copycat, Pasta, Stove Top

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