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Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce is hands down one of the best pasta sauces out there. This copycat recipe is only 5 steps to make, and it tastes just like Olive Garden’s delicious original recipe. It’s creamy, cheesy, and super easy to make right from the comfort of home.
Wondering how to complete your fettucini alfredo pasta meal? Try starting the meal out with this recipe for Simple Homemade Caesar Salads and don’t forget the side of bread! This Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread is so the perfect side for any pasta dish.
INGREDIENTS FOR COPYCAT OLIVE GARDEN ALFREDO SAUCe
You will need:
- 6 tablespoons salted butter
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 ½ cups whole milk
- 1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 16 oz package fettuccine
- Fresh parsley, finely chopped
SUBSTITUTIONS and ADDITIONS
Protein: Adding a protein is a great idea for pasta with alfredo sauce. Some of our favorite options include shrimp, chicken, steak tips, or salmon.
Vegetables: You can’t go wrong adding in veggies to your alfredo. Try adding cooked broccoli, mushrooms, or asparagus.
HOW TO MAKE this COPYCAT OLIVE GARDEN ALFREDO SAUCE recipe
STEP ONE: Cook pasta per package directions, drain and set aside.
STEP TWO: In a large skillet, over medium heat, add butter and let it melt. Add minced garlic and garlic powder. Whisk together to combine.
STEP THREE: Sprinkle the flour over the butter and garlic mixture. Whisk together and then slowly add in the heavy cream and milk while still whisking. Let the sauce begin to boil and then reduce the heat to low and allow it to simmer for 2-3 minutes.
STEP FOUR: Add in the parmesan cheese and whisk together.
STEP FIVE: Add in the cooked and drained fettuccine. Using a tongs, toss the pasta in the sauce to coat it well.
STEP SIX: Garnish with a bit of fresh, chopped parsley and serve!
IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftover alfredo sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 6 days. Typically, I find that using a jar with a tight lid works best.
IN THE FREEZER: You can also freeze leftover alfredo sauce for up to 6 months. To do so, place the sauce in a freezer safe bag or container and place it in the freezer. Let it thaw before reheating for a super easy dinner!
Save yourself the trip to Olive Garden next time, using this recipe instead! Copycat Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce can be made easily from the comfort of home, and tastes just like the real thing. With just six steps to the instructions, you’ll have a creamy, homemade alfredo sauce that is perfect over any type of pasta.
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Copycat Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce
- 6 tbsp salted butter
- 1 tbsp garlic minced
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 16 oz package fettuccine
- fresh parsley finely chopped
- Cook pasta per package directions, drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet over medium heat add butter and let it melt. Add minced garlic and garlic powder. Whisk together to combine.
- Sprinkle the flour over the butter and garlic mixture. Whisk together and then slowly add the heavy cream and milk while whisking. Let sauce begin to boil and then reduce heat to low and allow it to simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Add Parmesan cheese and whisk together.
- Add the cooked and drained fettuccine. Use tongs to toss the pasta in the sauce.
- Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.