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Roasted Garlic Homeade Alfredo Sauce Recipe

If you love Alfredo Sauce, you are going to love this homemade alfredo sauce recipe! Studded with roasted garlic, parmesan cheese, and tons of flavor, this sauce is so easy to make and way better than anything you will get from a jar.

 

a fork full of pasta covered in homemade alfredo sauce
Do you buy your alfredo sauce in a jar, a packet of powder, or do you take the time to make it yourself? If you were like I was and think that making your own alfredo sauce is probably an expensive and time consuming task – then think again my friends!
Making your own alfredo sauce is very simple, very cheap, and very delicious.
This sauce is rich and creamy, and nothing like what comes pre-made. The roasted garlic adds a wonderful flavor to the sauce, AND your family will be vampire free for at least three days after eating all this garlic! 🙂
fettuccini noodles on plate covered in homemade alfredo sauce

How do you make alfredo sauce from scratch?

Alfredo sauce is simple to make with just a few every day ingredients – roasted garlic, butter, cream, cheese, and salt and pepper.
To make homemade alfredo sauce with roasted garlic:
  1. Roast the garlic
  2. Melt the butter and cream together.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in the parmesan cheese util its thick and creamy.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.

How do you make alfedo sauce smooth?

There are two ways your homemade alfredo could become grainy – using cold cheese and overcooking the sauce.
  • The key to keep alfredo sauce from being grainy is to bring your parmesan cheese to room temperature before you start using it in the recipe. Allow it to sit on the counter for 15-20 minutes before you start cooking. Room temperature these blends more evenly, with helps you attain a smooth and creamy texture to your sauce.
  • Make sure that you do not overcook your alfredo sauce. When the cheese is almost melted in the sauce, remove the pan from the heat. The cheese will continue to melt. Overcooking the sauce will result in the cheese curdling and becoming grainy.

Can you reheat Alfredo Sauce?

Alfredo sauce does not reheat well.
Because it is made with cream and cheese, it tends to separate and get oily. Because this recipe is so simple and quick to make, I suggest making this sauce as you need it and not planning on saving leftovers.
a head of garlic in foil ready to be roasted
Serve this homemade alfredo sauce with roasted garlic with these Italian Herb Roasted Carrots and these Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breasts for a complete meal the whole family will love!
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Homemade Alfredo Sauce with Roasted Garlic

  • Author: Jenni
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

If you love Alfredo Sauce, you are going to love this homemade alfredo sauce recipe! Studded with roasted garlic, parmesan cheese, and tons of flavor, this sauce is so easy to make and way better than anything you will get from a jar.


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Ingredients

Roasted Garlic:
  • 1 head of garlic
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
Alfredo Sauce:
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot, minced (you could replace this with 1/4 cup of minced yellow onion if you want)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

To Roast the Garlic:
  • Turn your oven on to 350 degrees.
  • Remove all the excess paper from the head of garlic, but leave the individual cloves wrapped.
  • Cut off the top 1/4 inch of the garlic head.
  • Drizzle a little olive oil on the garlic, sprinkle on some salt and pepper, and then rub it around in your hands to cover it all.
  • Wrap the garlic in foil, and bake for 50 minutes.
  • Remove the garlic from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  • Remove each clove of garlic (they should just pop out when you squeeze it) and chop/smash them with your knife. You will want to make a kind of paste with them, so have fun!
To Make the Alfredo Sauce:
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter.
  • Add the shallots and the garlic and saute until the shallots are tender.
  • Add the heavy cream and bring to a boil – cook until the sauce has reduced slightly, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Stir in half of the parmesan cheese mixture, until it is melted.
  • At this point, if you are eating the sauce with pasta, you should pour the sauce over your cooked and hot pasta, tossing well. Sprinkle the pasta with the remaining cheese and season with salt and pepper.

Keywords: Alfredo Sauce, Roasted Garlic, Homemade Pasta Sauce

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Dana
    October 2, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    This is going straight to the "make this soon" list! Looks delicious and will be a nice change from our usual marinara type sauces.

  • Reply
    Ilke
    October 5, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Never liked the ones come in jars. Too salty for my taste. This is a good recipe to try, love the roasted garlic addition. Would not mind some vampire action though! 🙂 lol!

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