Basic Italian White Cream Sauce (Like an Alfredo or Bechamel)

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by BlondieItaliana

This recipe is for a basic Italian White Cream Sauce (like an Alfredo or bechamel) for Pasta, Chicken, Shrimp, etc. You can add other ingredients to suit your liking, this is the basic version - goes great over Fettuccine or Tortellini... you can also add 1 teaspoon oregano or parsley to flavor. If you throw in some bacon, carmelized onion & a handful of frozen peas & serve over pappardelle it is absolutely fabulous!

Top Review by Adelaida O.

Amazing and simple! I made this last week for my family and regular dinner guest. I doubled the recipe didn't change anything except I used fresh garlic instead of the powder. It was absolutely delicious, my children loved it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in small saucepan cooking over low to medium heat, stirring for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add flour and stir until the butter and flour are well combined. Pour in cream & remaining ingredients, stirring constantly as it thickens.
  3. Add more cream or flour depending on desired consistency.

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