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How to Make Alfredo Sauce

For a rich, creamy Alfredo sauce, use whipping cream. We'll help you cook it down for this classic spaghetti-topper.

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Homemade Alfredo Sauce is really just a creamy cheese sauce made with Parmesan. Start by briefly cooking the garlic in a skillet and then add the cream. Whipping cream is key for flavor and texture, since it doesn't need any additional thickeners like flour or cornstarch. Bring it to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer gently making sure it doesn't bubble over. Cook uncovered until its thick enough to coat the back of the spoon. When you can run your finger through the mixture and leave a trail, it's ready. Off heat, stir in Parmesan cheese, this will thicken the sauce even further. Now add hot pasta to the sauce and toss to coat. Serve with a simple salad and crusty bread. This is a dynamite made from scratch dinner.