Bring the flavors of the Italian countryside right into your kitchen with this copycat version of Olive Garden's famous Alfredo sauce! This must-make cheesy and creamy sauce tastes just like the original and only takes 10 minutes to prepare.

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Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Melt butter over medium heat in a saute pan. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.

  • Add flour, milk, heavy cream, and cheese directly to the melted butter in the saute pan. Stir together and heat till simmering. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

  • Serve over your favorite pasta or use as a dipping sauce for breadsticks or garlic bread.

Reviews (10)

46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5.0 stars
Delicious! I love this recipe and it's my go to alfredo recipe. I usually only use 1 cup of milk though so it's no too soupy. But my family & I love it and its versatile too, you can add different ingredients to it & it always tastes great.
Rating: 5 stars
I love this sauce! I didn't have an Italian cheese blend but added mozzarella cheese along with the Parmesan cheese. I served it with prosciutto stuffed tortellini. Delicious!
Rating: 5 stars
My family loved it. Added grilled chichen or shirmp even broccoli. And so super easy.
Rating: 5 stars
Why do a review if you haven't made it? It was very good!
Rating: 5 stars
Rating: 3 stars
This is just your standard alfredo sauce. Nothing special about it. However, the photo shows a sauce not fit for eating. Alfredo sauce should be thick and creamy - NOT curdled and broken down. You probably want to take some better photos pronto.
Rating: 1 stars
I haven't tried it, but the wouldn't make it based on the curdled yucky appearance. I also noticed that the flour was not added to the butter to make a roux and cooked off.
Rating: Unrated
I always get the sauce for dipping their looks just like this...thicker...sooo good!
Rating: Unrated
From this picture of the Alfredo sauce, it looks like it's curdled or separated. It should be very smooth and creamy .
Rating: Unrated
Spot on Lorimarie.  The sauce does not look appetizing at all.The sauce is definitely broken.    Cooked at too high a temp perhaps?