The Real Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe was retrieved from Olive Garden's website. After browsing hundreds of recipes for that "one" Alfredo sauce, I found the ONE! I have never liked any other Alfredo sauce other then Olive Garden's - I made this recipe last night with angel hair pasta & roasted chicken

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. HEAT milk and cream in a heavy bottom saucepan until it begins to simmer.
  2. Turn off heat.
  3. Slowly whip in cheese, then remove from heat.
  4. PLACE egg yolks in a separate bowl and slowly whip in a portion of the hot milk and cream mixture.
  5. Slowly add egg yolk mixture back into remaining cream mixture.
  6. Place back on very low heat and continually stir until simmering.
  7. Take sauce off heat so it thickens. (This will increase temperature of egg yolks, known as tempering).
  8. SEASON to taste with salt and black pepper.
  9. Serve over your favorite pasta.
Most Helpful

This is a very close to the oiginal recipe. It is almost identical to the recipe provided on Olive Gardens website prior to them switching to their new recipe that removed the egg yolks. I add a couple cloves of garlic to mine and yes black pepper was in original recipe. Enjoy

scottnagy78 June 28, 2016

This was nothing like Olive Gardens recipe. I don't believe they put Black Pepper in it, and it seemed to be missing something in it. The texture was not the same either. It just wasn't suitable for us . Made for Spring 2010 Pick a Chef.

weekend cooker April 19, 2010

Your right dirty paws, Olive Garden doesn't use Black Pepper, they use White Pepper (but it's so hard to find).

.Liz.(Daddy's little Chef) January 09, 2010