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This copycat Olive Garden Alfredo sauce is rich, flavorful, creamy, and tastes just like the sauce you get in the restaurant.

I’ll admit this: sometimes I wake up in the morning with a craving for a huge bowl of pasta ladled with Olive Garden Alfredo sauce over the top. I have a feeling I’m not alone in this. But Olive Garden is a pretty far distance from my house and I’m pretty sure they haven’t started up a long distance delivery service yet…

This recipe for Alfredo sauce is really going to help you out when you’re wanting Olive Garden but can’t get there (or don’t want to pay almost $20 for a bowl of pasta). The first time I made this sauce I sort of did a little happy dance because it tastes so much like Olive Garden’s sauce. It’s rich, creamy, flavorful and is great on pasta, veggies, meats, etc. Plus, it’s super simple and will beat jarred sauces in the taste department every time.

Copycat Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. In a skillet over medium-low heat, add the butter and allow to melt. Stir the garlic in and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  2. Add the heavy whipping cream and allow it to come to a very low simmer, stirring occasionally. After the cream mixture has reduced slightly (after about 5 minutes), stir in salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese in and remove the pan from the heat. Stir the mixture until the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth.
  4. I like to serve this sauce over pasta with grilled chicken and lots of veggies mixed in (like steamed zucchini, peas, broccoli, green beans, etc.). You could also use the sauce as a dipping sauce for bread.

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    • Fu’u Ngeli

      Home made Alfredo sauce can taste significantly better than olive garden (and the stuff in the Jar is nasty).
      Some fun and delicious flavor additions include sautéing mushrooms in the butter before finishing the recipe, and my personal favorite, sweet onions and red bell peppers.