Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins

Taken from "Micro Ways" cookbook written by my good friend Norene Gilletz at --- there's enough sauce to combine with 1 pound of noodles, if you are doubling this recipe make it separately not in the same pyrex cup --- follow microwave times and you will have a perfect alfredo sauce, the Parmesan cheese may be increase to taste -- this will separate if heated the following day so I suggest to use it all at one time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup butter (no subs!)
  • 1 -2 teaspoon minced garlic (can use a bit more only if you like extreme garlic taste!)
  • 1 cup whipping cream (unwhipped)
  • 1 pinch nutmeg (optional)
  • 18 teaspoon basil (rubbed between fingers to release the flavor)
  • 1 -1 14 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper (to taste)


  1. Place butter and garlic in a 4-cup Pyrex measuring cup.
  2. Microwave uncovered in HIGH for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove and stir in whipping cream, nutmeg (if using) basil and black pepper.
  4. Return to the microwave uncovered on HIGH for another 2-3 minutes, until bubbling.
  5. Remove and stir in Parmesan cheese, return to the microwave for 2-3 minutes longer until thick and smooth.
  6. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

My old recipe (which I can't find) did not have garlic or nutmeg, and I love the way this sauce tasted with these additions. I followed the directions and it came out perfectly. My kids ate it as is with tortellini, but I mixed in some of my homemade tomato sauce to my pasta to cut the richness. I highly recommend this sauce!

sboisvertconcord August 02, 2011

Delicious & easy. This is my 7 year old daughter's "signature" dish. She is so proud whenever she makes it. I help get the dish in & out of microwave but otherwise, she does it on her own. Alfredo is her favorite restaurant dish and this is just as good!

atmclane August 14, 2009

Kittencal, you've done it yet again!! I roasted some fresh asparagus with lemon olive oil and topped angel hair pasta with the sauce and veggies and WOW! Quick, easy and what gourmet taste in minutes! Even though I WANTED to take the credit, I HAD to tell everyone about the 'ZAAR (and Kittencal, too)! LOL!! Thank you, thank you!!!

really_lala February 22, 2009