Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a rich sauce with lots of cheesy flavor, it will pair well with tortellini or any kind of pasta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a heavy saucepan melt the butter over medium-high heat; add in garlic and cayenne and cook stirring for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add in the soft cream cheese and stir until melted.
  3. Add in milk; bring to a simmer over low heat whisking until combined, smooth and heated through.
  4. Stir in Parmesan cheese, then season with black pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

Thick, creamy, rich, and delicious alfredo sauce! I had the entire meal for my family on the table in under 30 minutes (I sound like Rachael Ray!) including the pasta and sauce. I couldn't believe the flavor and consistency that came without using flour and starting with a white sauce. Absolutely a winner! Thanks again Kitten!

ColCadsMom January 28, 2008

The flavor was good; however, it is entirely too rich. The recipe does not give direction on how much pasta to use (and it says 4 servings), so I used a 12 oz. box. I suspect if I cut the alfredo recipe in half and combined it with 12 oz. of fettucine, it would be good. I'll try again. Beyond that, nice flavor, very easy to make, and a smooth sauce.

Chef Simone October 30, 2006