Alfredo Sauce (from the Pantry)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a quick and easy alfredo sauce, and I always seem to have the ingredients on hand. I don't claim it is authentic, but it is tasty, with the addition of garlic. My picky son LOVES it!


  1. Melt butter in a medium, non-stick saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add cream cheese and garlic powder, stirring with wire whisk until smooth.
  3. Add milk, a little at a time, whisking to smooth out lumps.
  4. Stir in Parmesan and pepper.
  5. Remove from heat when sauce reaches desired consistency.
  6. Sauce will thicken rapidly, thin with milk if cooked too long.
  7. Toss with hot pasta to serve.
Most Helpful

I live a very long way from a grocery store with cream. I was craving shrimp alfredo last night. I found this recipe and it was awesome!!!! (Still shocked I had cream cheese) But very glad I did! I used fresh garlic and added sauteed shrimp. Perfect!!!!

Chef Vickie Lynn August 19, 2011

I didn't have any heavy cream so this recipe was perfect! Super tasty and had such a nice consistency. Easy to make and would make it again!

snlgirl June 08, 2011

Easy and delicious, thank you!!!

gourmet_girl November 23, 2010