(Really) Easy Alfredo Sauce

20160219_194814My family is a really cheesy family. Really, really, really cheesy. In more ways than one. But, we do love cheese! And we do love a really good homemade alfredo sauce, too. Store bought alfredo sauce just isn’t worth the money, taste wise. And I can tell you that as far as yummy sauces, you really can’t get any easier than this!

Just for reference, a single recipe of this sauce makes about what you’d get in a jar at the grocery store. (In other words, a little more than 2 cups.)

So, here it goes in all of its 5-minute glory! (And since I haven’t figured out yet how to do a printable recipe button on here yet, I’ll just make it fairly easy to copy the text and print it.)

(Really) Easy Alfredo Sauce

1/2 cup butter

8 oz cream cheese

1 tsp garlic powder (optional)

1 cup milk (or almond milk or combination of cream/water- I, personally, use 3/4 cup almond milk and 1/4 cup cream)

6 oz grated cheese (parmesan, swiss, white cheddar)

⅛ tsp black pepper


Melt butter and cream cheese. Add garlic. Whisk well so that the cream cheese and butter are mixed together really well, or you’ll end up with lumps.

Slowly whisk in milk.

Add cheese and stir until melted. Add pepper.



Add to your favorite veggies (like broccoli, cauliflower, or spinach) or noodles. I love zucchini noodles! Dreamfields also works for those who are on the THM plan. My T1 son and I benefit from konjac noodles. I ordered a case of Not Naughty Noodles from Trim Healthy Mama. They have zero impact on my blood sugar! They are a bit chewier than regular pasta noodles, but don’t really have much of a taste by themselves. Add some chicken, shrimp, or sausage to this sauce, toss with your noodles, and you will be in alfredo heaven!

Affiliate note: I did include some affiliate links on this page. If you order from Trim Healthy Mama, it won’t cost you any extra, but it will give this stay-at-home mom a bit of commission!


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