Sauce Essentials: Down & Dirty Alfredo Sauce

Andy Anderson !


This is a quick alfredo sauce with a few extras added in to make it yummy. I love to combine it with some homemade pasta, and then add some shrimp or chicken… yummy.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top



  • 4 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 3 clove
    baked garlic, smashed
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, dried variety
  • 2 c
    half & half
  • 3 oz
    parmesan cheese
  • 3 oz
    pecorino romano
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper, freshly ground, or to taste
  • 1 pinch
    nutmeg, freshly ground, or to taste
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste

How to Make Sauce Essentials: Down & Dirty Alfredo Sauce


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Add the butter to a saucepan over medium-low heat.
  4. Allow to cook until the foaming subsides.
  5. Add the softened cream cheese, garlic, and oregano to the saucepan.
  6. Stir until the cheese and butter are incorporated, about 3 – 5 minutes.
  7. Chef’s Note: At this point, you might notice a slight separation in the butter and cream cheese… No worries, it will come together nicely as the recipe progresses.
  8. Add the half & half, one half cup at a time.
  9. Chef’s Tip: Don’t add any additional half & half until the previous amount is combined with the cream cheese and butter. And use a whisk to smooth out the mixture.
  10. Add the parmesan and pecorino, and whisk to combine.
  11. Finish with the white pepper, nutmeg, and salt.
  12. Chef’s Note: Don’t forget to do a final tasting, and adjust the seasonings accordingly.
  13. Chef’s Note: The longer the sauce cooks; the thicker it will become.
  14. Chef’s Tip: If the sauce becomes too thick, thin it down with additional half & half.
  16. Toss with pasta and serve while still nice and hot. Enjoy
  17. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Sauce Essentials: Down & Dirty Alfredo Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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