Have you ever wondered How to make Alfredo Sauce? Alfredo sauce is one of the most popular Italian sauces.
Many people rate Italian restaurants by their Alfredo sauce. Now you should know that Alfredo sauce isn’t hard to make. You really don't need to buy a jar or a package of “Alfredo Sauce”. You can learn how to make Alfredo sauce for a very tasty plate of pasta at home. The key is good-quality ingredients. You really only need three ingredients to make Alfredo Sauce, you need heavy cream also known as whipping cream, butter (don't use anything but butter), and Parmesan cheese. With the Parmesan cheese a block that you grate is better than anything that comes pre-shredded. When you buy cheese that is already shredded it comes with some anti caking agents on it so it all won't meld together in one hunk of cheese.
Alfredo Sauce is Easy to Make
I often get asked about how to make certain types of food, or what recipes are really easy. Here is one that I always pass out to people. It is simple to make Alfredo Sauce, and it turns out very well no matter if you are a highly experienced cook or if you are just a beginner. If you are in a jam in and need dinner in a hurry you can make this sauce more quickly than you can cook the pasta. Alfredo sauce is a great way to use left overs. If you have some cooked chicken you could add it to this recipe.
Alfredo Sauce Ingredients
Do use good-quality butter and cream. I have found that buying them relatively close to when you make the dish is a good idea. Sometimes butter and cream can pick up flavors from your fridge. When it comes to the Parmesan cheese, be sure to use a good-quality brand. Do not use the type of cheese that comes in a can. Please, use some fresh Parmesan cheese. You will be rewarded with a flavorful sauce if you do.
Do you like the Alfredo Sauce form the Olive Garden? You are in luck, many recipes taste just like the Olive Garden.
You can learn how to make Alfredo sauce, it is easy to do with this recipe.
- 1 pound dried pasta
- 3/4 pound (3 sticks) butter
- 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
- Salt and white pepper (optional)
Prepare the pasta according to the package directions. While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter into the heavy cream in a medium saucepan. Stir in 1 cup of the Parmesan and cook over low to medium heat until the cheese melts. When the pasta is done, drain it and pour into a bowl. Add the cheese sauce. Combine the sauce and pasta. If you like, you can season it with some salt and white pepper. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese when serving.
Mixing the sauce with the pasta is an Italian way to serve up this particular dish. It coats the pasta well, and gives you a delicious bit of sauce in every bite. You do not need to rinse your pasta. Following these directions you can make delicious Alfredo sauce at home.Print Recipe