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Simple and Easy Restaurant Style Alfredo Sauce

 

I LOVE getting fettuccine alfredo at most restaurants, but the jarred stuff always tastes bland and terrible to me. After trying many online recipes, I mixed a few basics and few ideas to find a recipe that was perfect for me and my family. And here it is! We serve our alfredo sauce over fettuccine or tortellini. It's also great to use as a sauce on a homemade veggie pizza or in veggie lasagna. Enjoy!
27

Yield

2

servings

Prep

5

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

20

min

 

Ingredients

3 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic
minced
2 tablespoons onions
minced
8 ounces heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1 teaspoon parsley leaves
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
*
1 pinch nutmeg
ground
*
½ cup Parmesan cheese
freshly grated
¼ cup romano cheese
freshly grated
*
1 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
(for garnish, if desired

Directions

whisk frequently between steps and while cooking

  1. Melt butter or margarine in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add in the minced garlic and onion.
  3. Add 6 ounces of the heavy cream, stirring constantly.
  4. Melt in the cream cheese.
  5. Stir in salt, pepper, parsley, and nutmeg.
  6. Add in grated Parmesan cheese and grated Romano cheese a little at a time, each time stirring constantly until melted.
  7. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolk into the remaining 2 ounces of the heavy whipping cream, then add mixture back into sauce.
  8. Simmer over medium low heat for 3 to 5 minutes, or a little more to cook down to the desired thickness.

Garnish with additional grated Parmesan cheese, if desired. puree some roasted red pepper and whisk into the sauce as well, if desired, to create a roasted red pepper alfredo sauce

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 205g (7.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 75888% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 74g 114%
Saturated Fat 46g 229%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 346mg 115%
Sodium 660mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 34g
Vitamin A 53% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 45% Iron 5%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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