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Homemade Cream Cheese Alfredo Sauce is always a family favorite and you only need a few simple ingredients to make it. This alfredo sauce recipe with cream cheese can be ready in just 15 minutes! Serve over pasta noodles for an easy dinner idea or use in any recipe that calls for alfredo sauce.

For more dinner recipes with alfredo sauce be sure and try my one pot broccoli fettuccine alfredo and this quick & easy version of chicken gnocchi soup

White plate with spiral pasta topped with alfredo sauce and parsley leaves.

Alfredo Sauce Recipe With Cream Cheese

If you are looking for an easy dinner recipe that your entire family will love then you’re in the right place. This Alfredo sauce is so yummy, easy to make, and it’s one of those recipes that you know you can make and your kids will eat it with no whining! And recipes like that are my absolute favorite. 

My favorite ingredient to use in Alfredo sauce is cream cheese. It provides so much creaminess, richness, and deep flavor. My version also uses dried garlic powder, heavy cream + butter (must-have combo), and some chicken broth to lighten it up a bit. I know you’ll love this as much as we do. 

A pot of white alfredo sauce with a wooden spoon inside of it.

Ingredients Needed

Alfredo sauce is actually very simple to make at home with some easy ingredients. Below are the ingredients you will need to make it at home. I also share some tips for each ingredient and what I have found works best when making homemade alfredo sauce. 

  • Butter – The recipe calls for salted butter because that’s what I always use. I don’t even buy unsalted butter because I think it has no taste and does not give any sort of salty, buttery flavor to anything you add it to. If you use unsalted butter (which you can) just taste the sauce and add some if you feel it’s necessary. 
  • Cream Cheese – Use the regular, full-fat cream cheese or the 1/3 reduced fat cream cheese works well in the recipe too. The key is to cut it into cubes before adding it into the pan. It will melt faster and it’s easier to mix in instead of one big block of cream cheese. 
  • Heavy Whipping Cream – Alfredo sauce is not diet food so just use the heavy cream. Please. If you must switch it out, you could try half & half or possibly whole milk. But just know that the alfredo sauce won’t be as thick. 
  • Chicken Broth – Either the regular chicken broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth can be used in this recipe. I normally have the reduced sodium chicken broth so that’s what I use most of the time. 
  • Parmesan Cheese – The best one to use is the wedge of Parmesan cheese that you grate/shred yourself. The Parmesan cheese wedge that you shred yourself melts so smooth and tastes much better in homemade alfredo sauce.
  • Garlic Powder, Salt, Pepper – Use fresh garlic cloves if wanted or even the chopped garlic in the jar. I love using the garlic powder because it’s so easy and does not require any chopping. But any type of garlic will work fine.

A picture with the ingredients needed to make homemade alfredo sauce. Each ingredient is labeled with text with the name of it.

How To Make Cream Cheese Alfredo

One pan and a whisk is what you will need to make this alfredo recipe. Make sure you are using a silicone whisk, if using non-stick cookware, to avoid scratching your pan. Read below to see how easy it is to make this recipe. Be sure and go to the recipe card at the bottom of the post for the full directions in detail. 

Melt Butter : Add the butter to the pan, over medium-high heat, and let it melt. 

Cream Cheese : Once the butter is melted add the chunked cream cheese and garlic powder. Stir with a whisk until it’s combined and mixed as good as it can be. The mixture will be thick and curdled looking but that’s ok. 

Broth + Cream : Slowly add in the chicken broth and heavy cream, a little at a time, while whisking constantly. Bring it to a boil. 

Cheese : Turn the heat down to medium, or medium-low, and add the shredded parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes or until thickened. 

Resting Time : Once the alfredo sauce is thickened and done cooking, it’s important to take the pan off the burner/stove and let it sit for 5 minutes before serving. This will allow the sauce to thicken up more while it cools slightly. 

Step by step photos of how to make alfredo sauce.

How to make alfredo sauce with two pictures of a white pot with one step in each picture.

Tips For Success

Here are a few tips that will hopefully make this recipe a hit with your own family. 

  • Parmesan Cheese : My #1 tip for this recipe is to use a wedge of parmesan cheese and shred it yourself. I know it’s more time and prep but trust me, if you want the best tasting alfredo sauce then you must shred fresh parmesan cheese yourself. The shredded cheese that comes in the bag has a powder substance on it to keep it from clumping together. But it also means that it won’t melt as smoothly in whatever you put in. Plus, I just think the bagged parmesan cheese taste a little weird. Definitely stay for away from the cheaper, powdered parmesan cheese in the can.
  • Cubed Cream Cheese : When you are trying to melt and stir the cream cheese, you will find that it is much easier to melt into the butter when it’s already cubed. If you try to put the entire chunk of cream cheese in the pan, it will take forever to get it mixed into the butter. Be sure you take the time to cut the cream cheese brick into smaller squares, or you can even use your clean hands to save some dishes ?.
  • Resting Time : The recipe has you taking the pan off the burner/stove and letting it sit for 5 minutes before serving. Please don’t skip this! The alfredo sauce may seem thin when you are doing cooking it, which is why you need that 5 minute rest time, so the sauce can thicken up while it cools slightly. 

Rotini pasta in a white dish topped with alfredo sauce.

Variation & Substitution Ideas

Although I recommend making this recipe as is, there are a few ways you can change it up. 

  • Seasonings : If you prefer a stronger flavor to your alfredo sauce then add some additional seasonings. Some great options are more garlic powder, dried basil, parsley, or even some dried Italian seasoning. 
  • Lighten It Up : If you really want to, there are a few things you can do to lighten up this recipe. Just know that if you do, the alfredo sauce will not be nearly as thick and rich as when it’s made per the recipe. You can use reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel cheese) if wanted. You can also try to use half & half milk, and possibly whole milk, in place of the heavy cream. But if you want an authentic alfredo sauce then I suggest sticking to the recipe. 
  • Cream Cheese : To try something new, try using a flavored cream cheese in this recipe. I have actually never done this but I have gotten comments from people who have. I think a good one to use would be the chive & onion cream cheese or the herb garlic cream cheese. Instead of a bar, the flavored cream cheese comes in an 8 ounce tub. 

A fork with some alfredo pasta on it.

Homemade Alfredo Sauce With Cream Cheese FAQ’s

  • How Do I Serve Alfredo Sauce?
    • Use this alfredo sauce in any recipe that calls for jarred alfredo sauce. This is a great use for leftovers if you have any. 
    • My family loves alfredo sauce served over some cooked pasta like the spiral Rotini pasta.
    • You can add some chicken to the sauce and serve it over fettuccine noodles for a homemade fettuccine chicken alfredo dish. 
    • Use it as a dip for breadsticks, pizza, or mozzarella sticks. 
  • Can I Freeze Cream Cheese Alfredo Sauce?
    • I would recommend not freezing alfredo sauce. This recipe has lots of dairy in it (cream cheese + cream) and dairy tends to curdle and separate if frozen and then thawed. 
    • I know lots of people freeze everything just fine and you can freeze this if wanted. When you are reheating the alfredo sauce, I would suggest doing it in a pot on the stove and adding a little bit more chicken broth to help it mix together smoothly. The sauce won’t look the same once it’s frozen, then thawed & reheated. 
  • How To Store Leftovers
    • Leftovers of this alfredo sauce recipe can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 5 days in the fridge. 
    • You can either heat up leftover alfredo sauce in the microwave or in a pot on the stove. 

A plate with alfredo pasta on it and a fork.

A gravy dish pouring alfredo sauce over cooked pasta on a white plate.

Try These Other Pasta Dinner Recipes

Easy Garlic Parmesan Pasta : My kids request this weekly. Same idea as alfredo sauce but a much lighter recipe. We love it with rotini spiral pasta.

One Pot Taco PastaAll the classic taco flavors in a pasta dinner recipe that cooks in just one pot.

Creamy Tomato Beef PastaCreamy ground beef mixture with tomatoes and mixed with pasta. Easy, delicious, kid-friendly dinner idea.

Cheesy Ziti Pasta BakeEasy to assemble casserole with a short-cut pasta sauce and lots of cheese!

Baked Spaghetti Casserole : Spaghetti baked in a casserole dish. This sets up so nicely and it’s a fun way to eat spaghetti. 

Supplies Needed

Here are a couple supplies that you will need to make this alfredo sauce recipe for dinner. These are an affiliate link, meaning that if you purchase, I will make a very small percentage from the sale. As always, I appreciate the support for the free recipes I post. I will only recommend things that I personally own and love! Promise.

Silicone Balloon Whisk : I love this trio of whisks! The perfect sizes. Make sure that you are using a whisk that has silicone on it if using non-stick cookware. Using a stainless steel whisk will scratch the bottom of your pan.

Angled Measuring Cups : These measuring cups are angled which makes it so easy to measure out liquids. I like to use the 2-cup measuring cup and add both the heavy cream and chicken broth into it. That way I can slowly add both into my alfredo sauce while stirring with the whisk. 

Cheese Grater : I did not realize it was possible to have a favorite cheese grater, but it is! Since you will need to shred the parmesan cheese this is the best one to use. 

A plate with alfredo pasta on it and a fork.
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Cream Cheese Alfredo Sauce

Author Jessica
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 people (1/3 cup alredo sauce each)
Homemade Cream Cheese Alfredo Sauce is always a family favorite and you only need a few simple ingredients to make it. This alfredo sauce recipe with cream cheese can be in ready in just 15 minutes! Serve over pasta noodles or use in any recipe that calls for alfredo sauce.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 block (8 oz) cream cheese cut into chunks
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 8 oz wedge parmesan cheese shredded
  • ½ teaspoon salt I use kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Melt butter in a skillet pan or saucepan over medium-high heat. 
  • Once butter is melted, add in the chunked cream cheese and garlic powder. Stir with a whisk until mostly smooth and mixed together. This will take a couple of minutes.
    (It may look curdled and not perfectly smooth but that's fine. It will smooth out when the liquid is added)
  • Add the whipping cream and chicken broth a little bit at a time, while whisking constantly. Bring to a low boil.
    Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and add the parmesan cheese, salt & pepper. Let simmer for 5-10 minutes until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. 
  • Take the pan off the heat and let it sit for about 5 minutes so it can thicken up. Serve over pasta noodles of choice. You can also add the cooked pasta noodles into the pan and mix it in with the noodles and then serve that way. Or serve the noodles and sauce separately. 
  • Serve over pasta noodles of choice OR use in any recipe that calls for alfredo sauce.



Tip : I combine the chicken broth and heavy cream in a 4-cup Pyrex glass measuring cup to make it easy to add both liquids into the saucepan at the same time. 
Tip : The alfredo sauce won't thicken up all the way until you turn the heat off and let the alfredo sauce sit there for several minutes. Be sure to allow about 5 minutes to let the alfredo sauce sit and rest before serving. 
Salt : I use salted butter in this recipe. If you use unsalted butter then you may want to add more salt depending on taste and preference. The salt can always be less or more than what's listed. If using regular table salt then you will probably want to use closer to 1/4 teaspoon. 
Garlic : You can use fresh garlic cloves or even the garlic paste in the tube instead of the garlic powder if wanted. 
Parmesan Cheese : You can find the Parmesan wedge up in the produce section of the grocery by the deli and other specialty cheeses. Do not substitute this with pre-shredded parmesan cheese or the grated stuff in the can. 
Serving Size : Recipe makes 3 cups of alfredo sauce.
This ALFREDO SAUCE was originally published in May 2018. It has been updated and republished January 2021. Recipe is the same.


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 820mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1013IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 360mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Love this recipe. Thank you and have a great Sunday!

    1. Together As Family says:

      You’re welcome Liz! This has quickly become one of our favorites. You have a great Sunday too 🙂

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  3. Hello,
    Your recipe looks so delicious. I would like to make it with the spiral noodles for my grandchildren . What size box or cups of pasta did you use? I want to add the pasta to the sauce as you suggested, so I would like to know the exact amount you added. Thank you

    1. Together As Family says:

      There really is not an exact amount. For my family, I just cook up 1 box (16 oz) of pasta noodles. Combine the sauce with the cooked boodles and serve! Easy dinner that everyone will love. The recipe makes enough sauce for roughly a 1 lb box of pasta noodles.

  4. This is probably a great recipe, but I won’t be saving it because I’m a little worried it isn’t accurate because of all of the spelling errors. Please proofread your writing (or better yet, have an expert help with that) before you post it.

    1. Together As Family says:

      Well that’s nice of you! I love reading comments like this after all the hard work I put into my blog. That’s too bad you won’t be saving this recipe based on spelling errors because it’s really good. Good luck Verne!

      1. Stephanie Morgan says:

        This sauce is perfect! We had it over packaged tortellini. The thickness and tase were superb!

      2. 5 stars
        I live for this recipe. I come back to it every time I want to make something easy that seems so fancy. I can’t imagine being a Verne in this instance. I also find spelling errors irritating most of the time. It makes no impact on the recipe at all and to be honest, I don’t remember seeing any when I made the recipe so it doesn’t really matter. Too bad for Verne, more Alfredo for the rest of us.

        1. Together As Family says:

          Thank you! So happy you love this sauce. Thanks for your comment.

    2. 5 stars
      you know, verne, it doesn’t cost anything to be kind. also spelling has nothing to do with cooking ability so your passive aggression is completely pointless.

      anyway, thank you for the recipe!! it looks amazing and i can’t wait to try it. i came across your blog looking for easy comfort food recipes so this is perfect!

      1. Together As Family says:

        So glad to have you here. I hope you find some recipes you love. Side note, I have re read this post so many times looking for those spelling errors and I don’t know what that person was talking about, haha 🙂 I’ll keep trying to find them!

    3. Denise Laffery says:

      5 stars
      HA! I cut & pasted into word…Skillet is ONLY word spelled wrong! Happens to all of us! I saw nothing else!!!!!!!!!!! So glad you are so perfect VERNE! smh…GREAT RECIPE btw!! 🙂

      1. Maybe it’s just Verne that can’t spell ??‍♀️

    4. Anjuna_butterfly says:

      Wow Verne! If u nothing nice to say don’t say anything at all. Together as Family thank you for posting your recipe, I came looking for a chicken Alfredo recipe because my son has been asking me to him some and came across your recipe. I will be trying it out ?

    5. Great recipe! Verne seriously ?

    6. Stephanie says:

      I have looked for an amazing recipe for my family who loves Alfredo. This is by far the best one I married into an Italian family and I will tell you what none of their recipe cards are spelled correctly either please disregard somebody who took the time to mention only that without giving your recipe a shot. We love it.

      1. Together As Family says:

        Thank you for your comment! So glad to hear that your family loves this.

    7. This is is absolutely bizarre this comment. I’m trying to think of the mindset you must have to be like, this is probably good but because of some spelling errors it must not be legit. I hope you can ease your extreme mindset for yourself and the people in your life that have to deal with you.

  5. 5 stars
    I LOVE alfredo sauce!! I am definitely going to try your recipe. It sounds scrumptious. The recipe I have does not contain chicken broth. What is your purpose for adding it? Just curious.?

    1. Together As Family says:

      I think the chicken broth makes the alfredo not so thick and goopy texture-like. If you like the really heavy, thick alfredo sauce you could probably just use additional milk in place of the chicken broth. I like the smoother and thinner (but not too thin!) consistency that the little bit of broth adds. I hope you love this! 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Hello!, tried your recipe and it was a hit in my family. Thank you so much ❤️

    1. Together As Family says:

      So good to hear! Thank you for your comment.

      1. I’ve made this a few times and we love it! I’m fact my husband and son went out in a blizzard because I didn’t have cream and they wanted this so badly!!

        I made dinner the other night and I have extra left over(I always double the recipe). We’re going out of town and I was wondering if the sauce can be frozen? I’m afraid it might separate.


        1. Together As Family says:

          It will separate because of all the dairy (heavy cream and cream cheese). It would probably reheat fairly well on the stove but you may need to add some additional milk or broth.

  7. I want to make this recipe but want to know if I could use milk in place of the heavy cream

    1. Together As Family says:

      I would not suggest it because it will make the sauce thinner, but you could always try it and see what you think. It would work with the milk but just not be as thick.

      1. What about evaporated milk as a cream substitute? I use that fairly regularly.

        1. Together As Family says:

          Yes I think that would work just fine.

  8. Nicole Fellner says:

    How can I get the nutrition information for this? I can see that there are 323 kcal but no serving size or any other data. This is a good recipe and I want to use it regularly but I really need to make sure it fits into my keto meal plan. I’d hate to be going over my fat and/or carbs thinking this may be different than it is. Thank you!

    1. Together As Family says:

      I just do calories for my blog. I am not a nutritionist or anything, so I for sure don’t want to be giving out all that stuff with no knowledge of it. If you google recipe nutrition calculator, it allows you to input the recipe and then it will give you the information you’re looking for.

      1. But how many is this supposed to serve? If you know the calories, you have to have an idea how much you get for that amount of calories. I need to know whether to double the recipe or not.

        1. Together As Family says:

          I generally do 8 servings when I get the calorie count. It safely feeds 8 adult sized portions of pasta and sauce. But we always get more out of it cause I have 4 little kids. It honestly just depends on who you’re serving. It makes about 3 cups of alfredo sauce if that helps.

          1. Are the calories and nutrition info listed per serving or for the whole recipe?

          2. Together as Family says:

            They are per serving.

  9. My new favorite Alfredo sauce!! I love that it is so quick!!

  10. 5 stars
    This was a huge hit with the family! And so easy and quick to make. Being from New Mexico, I added green chile. This will for sure be my go-to Alfredo sauce!

    1. Together As Family says:

      So good to hear this! I love that you added green chili to it. And I also love New Mexico! My husband and I spent a summer there during college for his internship and it was one of my favorite places.

  11. So, I googled pasta dishes with cream and this recipe popped up. I used 5 gloves of garlic and added green onions. It was fantastic. Thank you.

    1. Together As Family says:

      Welcome! So happy you found me. And thank you for your comment. So glad you loved this!

  12. This is my go to recipe.. I’ve made it on several occasions. Always a hit. Often served with angel hair pasta and chicken tenders ..
    I can’t believe what I guess read about spelling error.. oh lawd! Oh well, awesome recipe, very easy…

  13. I can’t wait to try this! We love Alfredo sauce at my house but have been buying it jarred from places like Trader Joe’s (not as good). I’m curious though, do you think the sauce would freeze okay? Have you tried freezing it?

    1. Together As Family says:

      I have not tried freezing this specific recipe. I am not a fan of freezing anything dairy because when you thaw it, it tends to break apart and not be as rich and creamy. But maybe I’m just picky, haha 🙂 You could try it and see how you like the results.

      1. Hi. I am very interested in trying this recipe. Can I make ahead and refrigerate?

        1. Together As Family says:

          Yes you can but it does thicken up quite a bit once refrigerated. When you’re ready to use it just add a small amount of chicken broth while heating it up to thin it.

  14. Carrie Smith says:

    5 stars
    It was delicious. I Served it over buttered, parsley spaghetti and Italian marinated grilled chicken. Next time I will use white pepper though but it still was perfect and easy and way better than store bought. Thank you !

    1. Together As Family says:

      Ok, now I am hungry! Sounds amazing and I’m so glad you liked this recipe.

  15. 5 stars
    I added some broccoli. Super delicious!
    We all have different talents and gifts, clearly cooking is yours! I couldn’t care less about how you spell, however; getting my entire family to eat a meal with 100% agreement that it was tasty, is an accomplishment!
    Thanks. Looking forward to your other recipes.

    1. Together As Family says:

      haha thank you so much! Your comment is just what I needed to hear today. So happy to hear everyone loved it.

  16. I came across your recipe looking for something to make with my cream cheese and whipping cream. I added bacon because I had some I needed to use (and in turn used no butter) and used cheddar cheese because I had no parmesan. Turned out fantastic as well. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Together As Family says:

      Oh my goodness, bacon sounds fabulous in this! I may have to try it next time for sure. So glad you were able to make it work with what you had. And I am so glad you found my site! Thanks for the comment 🙂

  17. Fresh garlic always! You don’t really know what you’re getting with powder or paste. China supplies lots of garlic (chopped in the jar) and use lots of pesticides. Make sure the roots are showing.

    1. Together As Family says:

      Yes, fresh garlic is delicious and can easily be substituted for the garlic powder in this recipe 🙂 And thanks for the tip. I did not know that about the garlic in the jar!

  18. 5 stars
    I have made this sauce several times and it’s been a winner! However, I just got the ninja foodi and I’d love to make this in the foodi. Do you have any advice on how to change it over?

    1. Together As Family says:

      I don’t own a ninja foodie so I have no idea. Sorry I can’t help more.

  19. 5 stars
    I used vegetable broth and mozzarella cheese. Not what the recipe called for but it was incredible either way. Thank you!!!

  20. 5 stars
    WOW!!! This was absolutely delicious!!!!! No frills and easy instructions!!! I put a lot of LOVE in this(I licked the spoon a lot) thank you so much for sharing!!! Satisfied my prego craving!! ❤️

  21. 4 stars
    This recipe is wonderful!!!! My family loved it!! I used spaghetti squash in place of pasta. It is now one of my favorite things to eat!

    1. 5 stars
      Sorry should of been 5stars but my nails got in the way of typing. Don’t tell Verne!

  22. Hi!
    I Was just wondering if i can use mozzarella cheese instead of Parmesan cheese, thanks!

    1. Together As Family says:

      You could try it. I’ve never done it but I am sure it would be fine.

  23. Morgan E Weiss says:

    5 stars
    MMMMM…… Made this for dinner tonight and it was a win for this mama!!
    The cream cheese adds a little (extra) flavor. I also sautéd half an onion before I melted the butter and that gave it an fun crunch for extra texture.
    Then I added shrimp and chopped broccoli then it made it a perfect meal.
    Thank you for the recipe!

  24. Cristina M says:

    THANK YOU! With the Coronavirus, I am cooking ingredients from my pantry, and absolutely loved your recipe. Of course, I didn’t have broth, but instead used 1 cup of hot water (that I made for my tea), and added one teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, and it came out so good! Thank you for sharing your recipe! Stay safe and healthy!

    1. Together As Family says:

      I love that substitution you did. So smart. And yes I am all about pantry cooking these days! Stay well 🙂

  25. Nichole Toler says:

    5 stars
    I made this today and your recipe is amazing!! It’s quick, easy, and I had all the ingredients without having to run to the store. Thank you my family loved it!!

    1. Together As Family says:

      So happy to hear this! I love those recipes that don’t require a trip to the store and that my kids will eat. So glad it was a hit for your family.

  26. 5 stars
    This is an amazing recipe. My extremely picky 5 year old is even eating dinner tonight with no complaints.

    1. Together As Family says:

      I LOVE this! So glad to hear even the picky one ate it. My most picky child is my 5 year old also…. must be an age thing, haha 🙂 Thanks so much for leaving your comment.

  27. Excellent recipe! Delicious sauce! I used shredded Parmesan and smoked Gouda and it was phenomenal! Thanks for sharing!

  28. 5 stars
    I love Olive Gardens fettuccine Alfredo so much but I unfortunately live in Canada where we don’t have it here. This tastes so similar to it. It may even be better! I love it

  29. 5 stars
    So delicious and came out amazing! Only thing I changed was I used fresh minced garlic in place of garlic powder because I had it on hand! Will definitely make this again!

  30. 5 stars
    I usually do not leave reviews, but this recipe was INSANE. I have been cooking a lot more recently with quarantine and this is definitely my favorite thing i’ve ever made. And super easy! Thank you so much for this recipe! My whole family loves it

  31. 5 stars
    I could never get my husband to eat chicken Alfredo until I made this version. It was a big hit with him and I made it again today!! Thank you so much! This will be my go to recipe.

  32. MarshaMay says:

    5 stars
    I’ve been looking for an Alfredo sauce recipe! I plan on using your recipe this week!!
    Thank you,!!

    1. Together As Family says:

      I hope you enjoy! 🙂

  33. 4 stars
    looks awesome. But will i be able to substitute the heavy cream for milk?

    1. Together As Family says:

      You could try it. It definitely won’t be as thick but it would still work with milk.

  34. 5 stars
    My family absolutely loved this. It’s now my go to recipe for pasta night!

  35. Larena Kern says:

    5 stars
    This has become my go-to alfredo recipe – quick, easy, and delicious!! The garlic makes it extra amazing! I’ve added some crushed red pepper a couple of times to give it a little extra kick. Thanks for a great recipe!

  36. 5 stars
    Best chicken Alfredo sauce, it’s way better than having to buy it from the store. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us ❤️

  37. 5 stars
    This was a huge hit for dinner! I had all the ingredients except for the heavy whipping cream, so I used milk instead. Tasted great. Was maybe a little thin but honestly still tasted so good and no one commented on it. I only got compliments. Thank you!

  38. 5 stars
    Made this recipe for my family it was amazing best sauce ever!

  39. 5 stars
    I have made this sauce many times. My family LOVES it. Sometimes I don’t even have all the ingredients and it still tastes great. And it’s quick to make! Love that too!

  40. 5 stars
    Can this sauce be frozen, it sounds delicious. I have an abundance of cream cheese and heavy whipping cream.

    1. Together As Family says:

      I don’t like to freeze anything with dairy (especially all this cream) because as it thaws the texture is lumpy. If you don’t mind that then yes it freezes fine. Hope that helps.

  41. I am a pretty good cook. I’m the type of cook that doesn’t measure. I eyeball and season to taste. So because of this, I can’t bake for crap cause its too structured. I have made alfredo sauces before, but adding cream cheese took my sauce to a whole different level. My mac and cheese recipe uses cream cheese. Never thought to add it to alfredo but will never NOT add it to my alfredo again. My family recognized the better flavor, but I’m keeping this em of a secret to myself. Sooooo delish!

  42. J. Michele Wichmann says:

    5 stars
    One of the best alfredo sauces I’ve ever had! Super easy to make also, best with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

  43. If I’m making this for 40 people, what should my cooking time be?

    1. Together As Family says:

      You would probably just want to 4 or 5 times the recipe. The cooking time will actually be about the same (you will just have more volume of sauce). Just make sure you use the ingredients called for, like the heavy cream, as that is what will help it thicken quick.

  44. Marcia Davis says:

    5 stars
    Was really good! I needed to thicken it a little more, but was very tasty, and I added small shrimp to it!

  45. Teresa Fox says:

    5 stars
    Fabulous, the best sauce and pretty straight forward I made linguini with broccoli and grilled chicken. The best

  46. 5 stars
    Making this recipe for a second time in two weeks. This is my go to Alfredo recipe now. Recipe is perfect, thank you so much for sharing ?

    1. Together As Family says:

      I love hearing this! Thanks for your comment and rating. I really appreciate it.

  47. 5 stars
    The taste of your alfredo recipe is great! I’m sure this mistake was on my end because so many people have had great success, but my Alfredo coagulated. Do you know what I could have done wrong? I really like the taste of this recipe and would like to try it again. Any ideas?

    1. Together As Family says:

      I can think of a couple reasons as to why it could have done that…. 1) If you watch the video of the recipe being made you will see that at one point the mixture does look really lumpy, but as you whisk in the liquids it should smooth out. So possibly you may have not used a whisk to get it really mixed well until smooth. 2) Maybe the heat was too high which can cause the milk and fat to separate. Not sure if that helps at all but hopefully!

  48. 5 stars
    I wanted to have an Alfredo sauce to go with my spinach-chicken stuffed shells and this one I randomly chose (because of the cream cheese) was really incredible! I made it exactly as you said, and I will be making it again…and again. Thanks.

  49. Dawnna Robles says:

    5 stars
    Made this for my family this evening after I had gone to the store and there was no Alfredo sauce to be found! Found this recipe and was so happy that I had all of the ingredients. My 10 year old bonus daughter’s favorite dish is fettuccine Alfredo and she said that it was better than Olive Garden’s FA. This was so easy and so yummy! Definitely saving it for the rotation.

    Note; I did have to improvise just a little and substituted half and half for the heavy cream.

  50. 5 stars
    This has been the only Alfredo sauce recipe I have used since I found it. My family LOVES it. Someone asked if it can be frozen. I freeze it as 2 portion dinners (everything combined chicken, pasta and sauce) thaw and taste as fresh as when it was first made.

    1. Together As Family says:

      Good to know! Thanks so much for commenting and sharing your freezing tips. I know lots of other readers have asked about freezing this.

  51. 5 stars
    Excellent! Comes out creamy and is delicious. This recipe is my go to!

    1. Together As Family says:

      So happy to hear this! Thanks for your comment and rating.

  52. 5 stars
    The alfredo sauce is delicious. Have never made sauce from scratch but decided to try it out! Thank you for the recipe and the tips! I switched out the pasta for chicken and broccoli! Yummm!

  53. 5 stars
    Amazing recipe! I substituted heavy, full-fat coconut milk and veggie broth for the chicken broth and heavy cream, and it turned out perfect! My partner couldn’t even tell 🙂
    This sauce pairs perfectly with mushrooms as well, I added them right before my 10 min simmer. Thanks for the recipe!

  54. I found the recipe 2019 I ?, haha anyway my son and husband like this on wings, breadsticks and for grilled shrimp to dip in. My daughter loves it on noodles OR out of the pan! I look for recipes that will BE a hit in my household, and this is 1 of them. I’ve made this soooo many times I can darn near eyeball the ingredients and make it blindfolded. Thank you – oh and the husband and son are at the store right now getting food for SUPERBOWL a today!!

    1. Together As Family says:

      yay! Thanks so much for being here. I make it all the time too! I love your idea to use it for breadsticks and wings. My boys would love that for sure. Thanks for your comment.

  55. Maria McCann says:

    5 stars
    I made this sauce today for lunch and everyone loved it. I had some left over pasta and I find that leftover pasta taste better when it is reheated in a white cream sauce instead of my homemade tomato sauce.
    My one teenage daughter said it taste like a dish she ate at Panera Bread resteraunt . She was so happy as she has been talking about going to Panera so she can have the pasta dish with the white cream sauce. Now I can make it at home whenever she has a craving for it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  56. 5 stars
    I just tried your recipe and it sooo delicious. I added chopped mushrooms and ham.
    Sooo yum ? Thank you for posting your recipe

    1. Together As Family says:

      You’re so welcome. The mushrooms and ham sound like a delicious addition. Thanks for your comment and rating. I appreciate it.

  57. 5 stars
    This is hands down my favorite alfredo recipe! I usually add some more liquid, use maybe a heaping cup of the parm (vs the whole 8oz block), and white pepper instead of black. It’s so yummy and creamy, even my ridiculously picky toddlers who don’t like pasta like it.

  58. 5 stars
    So easy and delicious! We bread, saute and bake chicken breasts to serve with pasta and sauce. A family favorite!

  59. I made this tonight to RAVE reviews! The cream cheese is such a game changer. I used penne and added grilled chicken breast. Unbelievable. Thanks a million from my family and I.

  60. Verne you don’t know what you’re missing if you haven’t tried this recipe.I bet you have though. Who cares how it’s SPILLED! It’s delicious

  61. 5 stars
    This Alfredo when paired with broccoli, pasta and sausage have quickly became a family favorite that EVERYONE cheers for.

  62. Karen Miller says:

    How would I prepare chicken to add to your wonderful Recipe?

    1. Together as Family says:

      You could do it anyway you’d like really. I would suggest preparing the chicken hoe you like it (bake, grill, slow cooker, rotisserie, instant pot, etc) and then chop it small or shred it and at it to the sauce at the end. Let me know how it turns out!

  63. Mimi Rispone says:

    This recipe has a great flavor!! Super easy to follow. Only question I have is that after you let it sit for 5-10 minutes should it have a chalky fast to it? My sauce looked smooth before I added my angel hair pasta.

    1. Together as Family says:

      So glad you like it! And I’m sorry but I don’t understand what you mean by ‘chalky fast’. I’m guessing it might have been auto corrected?