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Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Copy Cat Recipe

Today’s Best Recipe is Copy Cat Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce.

This Olive Garden, Alfredo Sauce copycat, hits the spot when the kiddos craves alfredo. It prepares in minutes and offers a comfort food experience.

And while I’m not trying to flex or anything like that, this is a close runner in taste to your favorite restaurant-style alfredo. We’re talking creamy, delicious, homemade alfredo sauce and a fraction of the price of that restaurant’s plate for one. 

It’s an easy alfredo sauce recipe, and I’m just going to come out and say it-I think it’s one of the best alfredo sauces you can make.

It’s the easiest sauce, and no egg yolks make it easy to whip up any night of the week as an easy meal.

Go ahead, and consider this Copycat Olive Garden Alfredo sauce your new weeknight favorite.

You can thank me later.

Add some cooked sliced chicken breasts and create an incredible, mouth-watering dish of Chicken Alfredo.

It’s an easy dinner idea.

This delicious sauce isn’t just for topping noodles use the alfredo sauce to dip bread, as a pizza sauce, or as vegetable dip.

This sauce is rich and cheesy, it’s a classic and we are excited to share this copycat Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce version.

Truth be told, my kiddos like it better than the original.

Did I mention it’s easy?

 
alfredo on fettucine garnished with mushrooms

It’s so easy and it takes less than 30 minutes to make. That means dinner on the table isn’t a hassle and there’s more time to enjoy with the family!

This sauce is rich thanks to its butter, cream, and freshly grated cheese base. Grate the cheese. Fresh is always best and really adds some flavor to this sauce!

I love it served with fettuccine noodles.

Save some money, create this Alfredo Sauce copycat recipe, and bring the restaurant’s flavors to your family’s dinner table.

You’ll find more Pressure Cooker recipe inspiration on our Pinterest CopyCat Board.

 

alfredo and fettucine in white bowl with serving spoons

Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Recipe Ingredients:

1 stick unsalted butter

2 cups heavy whipping cream

1/2 to 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon garlic powder or 1/2 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced

Salt and black pepper, to taste

Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Recipe Directions:

In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine the butter and heavy cream.

Simmer just until heat is able to melt butter, then stir to mix well.

Stir in the Parmesan cheese and garlic powder.

Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes at a low temperature.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve over Fettuccine noodles for fettuccine alfredo.

Your favorite pasta works well, also.

 

alfredo on fettucine noodles

Can I Use Other Cheese in the Sauce?

-Olive Garden’s Alfredo Sauce recipe is made with Parmesan and Romano Cheeses; for a spin, try incorporating Mozzarella, Gruyere, Gouda, or Asiago. But JUST Parmesan works great!

Pro Tip: Stick with FRESHLY grated Parmesan cheese rather than store-bought shredded or grated cheese for best results.

Substitutions:

You can substitute one cup of milk in place of heavy cream to make creamy sauces, like this alfredo sauce.

It will be a lighter sauce that doesn’t have all the calories of the original.

You can also keep the Alfredo sauce extra creamy by mixing low-fat or non-fat versions of sour cream, plain yogurt, Greek yogurt, or cream cheese in place of heavy cream.

Once you try this copycat Alfredo Recipe, you’ll never buy a bottled alfredo sauce again!

close up of fettucine alfredo on white plate

Love Olive Garden Copycat Recipes?!

Try their Stuffed Chicken Marsala or Zuppa Toscana next!

This copy cat Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Recipe is a copycat that can be prepared in minutes and bring the restaurant flavors to your own kitchen!

Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Copy Cat Recipe

Yield: 2.5 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This copy cat Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Recipe is a copycat that can be prepared in minutes and bring the restaurant flavors to your own kitchen!

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, combine the butter and heavy cream.
  2. Simmer until all is melted and mixed well.
  3. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and garlic powder.
  4. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes on low.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

Avoid overcooking the sauce, which could result in the cheese curdling and a grainy texture developing

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 649Total Fat: 68gSaturated Fat: 43gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 203mgSodium: 457mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g

Nutritional information may not be accurate

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