Olive Garden Garlic Alfredo Sauce

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe is posted by request and was found on the net-no name attached.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium to large saucepan melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the cream cheese and whisk to smooth and melted.
  3. Whisk in the heavy cream.
  4. Season with the garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to a good simmer and whisk frequently until sauce thickens, around 25 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
  7. Taste and adjust seasoning's.


Most Helpful

Next time, I would add more cream cheese, as the sauce was a little too thin. Otherwise, very good and easy to make. Added grilled chicken strips to the pasta, then slathered on this yummy sauce.

Cullinaryjudge March 19, 2003

This is very good. I cut the recipe in half. I added fresh minced garlic to the butter before I added the cream. I also added a pinch of cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper, chili powder, and italian seasoning since I was making a cajun alfredo. I added 1/2 cup of parmesan, asiago, and mozzerella because parmesan is really expensive where I live. It took about 25 minutes as expected, but it was worth it. The boyfriend said it was the best alfredo he had ever had.

Red Over Red January 31, 2011

I don't normally care for alfredo sauce - sometimes it's very heavy and bland. This one was very flavorful, though. I used light cream cheese (all I buy), and I actually increased the amount to four ounces. I didn't have a full pint of cream, so I topped off what I had with fat-free half-and-half. Mixed this with some Garlic and Herb frozen shrimp that I buy at BJ's, broccoli, carrots, green beans, and served it over fettuccine. When the fancy strikes me, I also add a tsp. of Chipotle chili powder. I'm impressed, and so were all the people I served it to.

Muffin Goddess April 19, 2003

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