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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
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Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce

Homemade Cream Cheese Garlic Alfredo Sauce is always a family favorite and you only need a few simple ingredients to make it! Serve over pasta noodles or use in any recipe that calls for alfredo sauce.
Course Main Course
Keyword alfredo sauce, alfredo sauce with cream cheese, homemade alfredo sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 people (1/3 cup alredo sauce each)
Calories 319kcal
Author Jessica

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

  • 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. }
  • 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. 
  • ** 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. ** 

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Notes

Serve over any shaped pasta. My kids love it over the spiral rotini pasta but anything will work. Or just use this alfredo sauce in any recipe that calls for alfredo sauce. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
You can find the Parmesan wedge up in the produce section of the grocery by the deli and other specialty cheeses. 
 
Recipe makes 3 cups of alfredo sauce.
 
This ALFREDO SAUCE was originally published in May 2018. It has been updated and republished March 2020. Recipe is the same.

Nutrition

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