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Cream Cheese Alfredo Sauce

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Cream Cheese Alfredo Sauce is an easy, 30 minute dinner that is so creamy, delicious, and full of flavor. Serve over your favorite pasta for a delicious dinner that is a family favorite. You only need a few simple ingredients to make homemade alfredo sauce with cream cheese.Β 

Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce | Homemade Alfredo Sauce | Cream Cheese | Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce is an easy, 30 minute dinner that is so creamy, delicious, and full of flavor. Serve over your favorite pasta for a delicious dinner that is a family favorite. You only need a few simple ingredients to make homemade alfredo sauce with cream cheese. #dinner #dinnerrecipes #easydinner #alredosauce

This post has been update May 2018. Original post is down below.Β 

I can finally share some big news with you all! We are moving back to Utah. Words can’t accurately describe how happy I am. I am from there and my entire family lives there; parents and all my siblings and their families. I have been the lone wolf out here in Maryland for the past 7 years while they are all together out in Utah.Β 

It’s been in the works for awhile but I could not say anything because my husband was still employed at his job here in Maryland. He’s an Engineer and for the first time in his life, he will be unemployed in the next 2 days. Eeeek. I may or may no be freaking out just a little bit.Β 

Luckily, we sold our house at the perfect time and are making a good chunk of money from the sell. This move is totally unlike us. Our lives have always been very planned and there has been intention behind every choice we’ve made. But this! Quitting his job and then up and moving back to Utah. That is nerve-wracking. I always like to know what’s happening and there are so many doubts and questions about life in the next few months. Which makes me stressed and when I get stressed I bake. So prepare yourselves for lots of sweet treats in the next few weeks, haha πŸ™‚Β 

Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce | Homemade Alfredo Sauce | Cream Cheese | Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce is an easy, 30 minute dinner that is so creamy, delicious, and full of flavor. Serve over your favorite pasta for a delicious dinner that is a family favorite. You only need a few simple ingredients to make homemade alfredo sauce with cream cheese. #dinner #dinnerrecipes #easydinner #alredosauce

This cream cheese garlic alfredo sauce has been a family favorite for years now. There is not much that beats homemade alfredo sauce. It’s even better when yo can have dinner on the table within 30 minutes.Β 

Alfredo sauce is always one of my go-to recipes for dinner because my kids love it. They always request the noodles with white sauce. Which means this alfredo sauce or this garlic parmesan pasta. Which is another quick and easy dinner that is picky-eater approved.Β 

Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce | Homemade Alfredo Sauce | Cream Cheese | Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce is an easy, 30 minute dinner that is so creamy, delicious, and full of flavor. Serve over your favorite pasta for a delicious dinner that is a family favorite. You only need a few simple ingredients to make homemade alfredo sauce with cream cheese. #dinner #dinnerrecipes #easydinner #alredosauce

How to make Homemade Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce

  • In a saucepan or a skillet pan with high sides, melt a stick of salted butter. I prefer salted because it has more flavor. You can use unsalted but you will more than likely have to add additional salt at the end of the cook time.Β 
  • Once the butter is melted, add a block of cream cheese that has been cut into chunks. Add the garlic as well and stir with a whisk or a wooden spoon until cram cheese is melted. The mixture will look curdled almost and that is just fine.Β 
  • Add chicken broth + heavy whipping cream. Stir with a whisk and let it come to a boil.Β 
  • Once boiling, turn the heat down to low and add the parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.Β 
  • Let cook for about 3-5 minutes. The alfredo sauce should be slightly thicker. Take the pan off the heat and let it sit for about 5 minutes so it can thicken up.
  • Add the noodles into the pan of alfredo sauce or you can serve noodles and sauce separately and let everyone make their own pasta.Β 

Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce | Homemade Alfredo Sauce | Cream Cheese | Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce is an easy, 30 minute dinner that is so creamy, delicious, and full of flavor. Serve over your favorite pasta for a delicious dinner that is a family favorite. You only need a few simple ingredients to make homemade alfredo sauce with cream cheese. #dinner #dinnerrecipes #easydinner #alredosauce

Tips for making Homemade Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce

  • For best results use freshly grated parmesan cheese from the block. The pre-shredded stuff does not melt well and the cheaper, grated stuff has a “fake” taste to it and it tends to be much saltier.Β 
  • If you are new to shredding your own parmesan cheese from the block, then you must know that you can find an 8 oz wedge in the produce area of the store by the other specialty cheeses by the deli.Β 
  • Remember to just shred the cheese up until the white color rind on parmesan cheese wedge.Β 
  • Sere over noodles of your choice in any recipe that calls for alfredo sauce.Β 
  • I have never used the 1/3 less fat cream cheese but I am sure it would work just fine.Β 
  • The garlic can be adjusted to your taste. You can also use garlic cloves, garlic powder, or even the garlic paste in the tube (which is what I use).

CREAM CHEESE GARLIC ALFREDO SAUCE | 6 ingredients and so simple & delicious! www.togetherasfamily.com

I have a top 5 of go-to dinners. You know, things that I make for my own familyΒ at least once a month. One of those is this Creamy Beef Noodle Bake. And then this Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce has already made it to that list. I have made this 3 times in just he past two weeks! There has not been a single time that I have made it that my kids (yes, all 3 of them!) have not had double helpings.

This Alfredo sauce is only 6 ingredients, + salt & pepper. And no chopping required. Which makes me very happy! Easy recipes are the ones where you just dump, stir, and cook. Pulling out a cutting board and chopping and dicing is not an “easy” recipe. I promise, this is easy!Β 

I love serving this with some spiral noodles because my kids love the shape, and then a green salad and maybe some French bread. You can either serve the noodles and sauce separate or put the hot, cooked noodles into the sauce once it’s done and serve like that.Β 

CREAM CHEESE GARLIC ALFREDO SAUCE | serve over some hot pasta and you have an easy, delicious, 30 minute meal! www.togetherasfamily.com

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Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce | Homemade Alfredo Sauce | Cream Cheese | Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce is an easy, 30 minute dinner that is so creamy, delicious, and full of flavor. Serve over your favorite pasta for a delicious dinner that is a family favorite. You only need a few simple ingredients to make homemade alfredo sauce with cream cheese. #dinner #dinnerrecipes #easydinner #alredosauce
Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce is an easy, 30 minute dinner that is so creamy, delicious, and full of flavor. Serve over your favorite pasta for a delicious dinner that is a family favorite. You only need a few simple ingredients to make homemade alfredo sauce with cream cheese.

Course: Main Course
Keyword: alfredo sauce, cream cheese, pasta
Calories: 323 kcal
Author: Jessica - Together as Family
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter
  • 1 block (8 oz) cream cheese, cut into chunks
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 8 oz wedge parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or less to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a saucepan (or skilet pan with high sides) over medium-high heat. Once 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. }

  2. 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. 

  3. 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. 

  4. ** 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. ** 

Recipe Notes

You can use fresh garlic cloves or even the garlic paste in the tube instead of the garlic powder. Whatever garlic you like, feel free to use it.Β 

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You can find the parmesan wedge up in the produce section of the grocery by the deli and other specialty cheeses.Β 

 

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Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce | Homemade Alfredo Sauce | Cream Cheese | Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce is an easy, 30 minute dinner that is so creamy, delicious, and full of flavor. Serve over your favorite pasta for a delicious dinner that is a family favorite. You only need a few simple ingredients to make homemade alfredo sauce with cream cheese. #dinner #dinnerrecipes #easydinner #alredosauce

Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce | Homemade Alfredo Sauce | Cream Cheese | Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce is an easy, 30 minute dinner that is so creamy, delicious, and full of flavor. Serve over your favorite pasta for a delicious dinner that is a family favorite. You only need a few simple ingredients to make homemade alfredo sauce with cream cheese. #dinner #dinnerrecipes #easydinner #alredosauce

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    Liz
    August 30, 2015 at 9:55 am Love this recipe. Thank you and have a great Sunday!
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      Together As Family
      August 30, 2015 at 2:31 pm You're welcome Liz! This has quickly become one of our favorites. You have a great Sunday too :)
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    Buttermilk Cornbread - Together as Family
    January 13, 2016 at 5:33 am […] But, I have learned that cornbread is one of those foods that should not and cannot be made healthy. The other one is alfredo sauce […]
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    Cindy
    July 22, 2018 at 11:20 am 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
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      Together As Family
      July 24, 2018 at 10:38 pm 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.
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    Verne
    August 28, 2018 at 7:46 pm 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.
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      Together As Family
      August 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm 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!
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      k
      September 10, 2018 at 7:55 pm 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!

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        Together As Family
        September 14, 2018 at 4:40 pm 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!
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      Denise Laffery
      March 29, 2019 at 11:51 am 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!! :)

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    Amy
    October 2, 2018 at 1:15 am 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.πŸ˜€

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      Together As Family
      October 2, 2018 at 1:22 pm 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! :)
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    Matisa
    November 9, 2018 at 1:39 pm Hello!, tried your recipe and it was a hit in my family. Thank you so much ❀️

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      Together As Family
      November 14, 2018 at 9:58 pm So good to hear! Thank you for your comment.
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    Tarrisha
    December 7, 2018 at 10:55 pm I want to make this recipe but want to know if I could use milk in place of the heavy cream
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      Together As Family
      December 13, 2018 at 1:41 pm 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.
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    Nicole Fellner
    January 21, 2019 at 11:53 am 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!
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      Together As Family
      February 4, 2019 at 3:34 pm 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.
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        Nikki
        February 22, 2019 at 10:15 am 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.
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          Together As Family
          February 24, 2019 at 5:17 pm 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.
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    Chastity
    March 13, 2019 at 2:23 pm My new favorite Alfredo sauce!! I love that it is so quick!!
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    SHELLY
    May 8, 2019 at 2:43 pm 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!

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      Together As Family
      May 9, 2019 at 9:08 pm 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.
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    Msw
    May 14, 2019 at 11:14 pm 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.
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      Together As Family
      May 20, 2019 at 2:14 pm Welcome! So happy you found me. And thank you for your comment. So glad you loved this!

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