Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

sauce essentials: down & dirty alfredo sauce

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

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.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sauce essentials: down & dirty alfredo sauce

  • 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

  • 1
  • 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.
  • 15
  • 16
    Toss with pasta and serve while still nice and hot. Enjoy
  • 17
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

Categories & Tags for Sauce Essentials: Down & Dirty Alfredo Sauce: