Alfredo Sauce – Two Versions – Both Yummy

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I was making Fettuccine Alfredo last night and thought later I would share my recipe.  I made the lighter version – thinking about vacation next month – bathing suits.alfredo sauce namedI am including two versions – a very rich one and a lighter one.  

This sauce is great to use over a variety of ingredients to make it your own – with what you like.  My favorites include grilled or sauteed chicken, grilled squash,mushrooms and zucchini, steamed broccoli or snow peas, and your favorite pasta.

Rich & Creamy Alfredo Sauce

A very rich and creamy Alfredo Sauce. You won't enjoy a restaurant sauce after this.


  • 1 stick, 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup fresh, grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 cloves finely chopped garlic, can substitute 1/4 tsp - 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 T fresh, finely chopped parsley


  1. Melt butter in heavy saucepan over medium heat
  2. Stir in garlic and heavy cream
  3. Add bay leaves
  4. Heat just to almost boiling point
  5. Remove from heat
  6. Separate eggs putting yolks in small mixing bowl
  7. Stir egg yolks
  8. Slowly whisk in about 1/2 cup of hot cream mixture into yolks to temper
  9. Slowly whisk this egg mixture back into cream mixture
  10. Return to medium heat
  11. Cook 4 - 5 minutes, stirring constantly
  12. Remove bay leaves
  13. Stir in cheese, mixing well until melted (about 2 - 3 minutes)
  14. Stir in parsley
  15. Remove from heat
  16. Serve over your favorite pasta


I usually double this recipe to ensure there is enough for leftovers
DO NOT add egg yolks to hot mixture or you will have scrambled eggs - Tempering is very important
Garlic Salt can also be used
Garlic and salt is to taste

 No matter which version you try, let me know how you like it.  Did you add anything to make it your own?

A few more pasta dishes to try.

Piggy Mac

Parmesan Pasta Chicken Bake


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Happy Travels, 


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