This creamy Alfredo sauce is basically cream of chicken soup. You can easily make this sauce in a blender, food processor or even on the stovetop but this would take much longer. A good rule of thumb is 1 cup of cream of chicken soup (whisked until smooth).
My family loves this Alfredo sauce so I know it will taste as delicious as it smells. Feel free to customize it with the ingredients that you like. My family is all about garlic so I am adding fresh garlic and some Parmesan cheese (which you could do without) but you can leave this out or add even more.
Is Alfredo Sauce Bad for You?
According to many nutritionists, Alfredo sauce is “bad for you” because it’s full of fat and carbohydrates, and these ingredients cause the body to store excess fat and put on weight. Some others argue that alfredo sauce contains more saturated fat than butter, because of the way cream and cheese are processed.
In addition to fat and carbs, alfredo sauce is very high in calories. For example, a 3oz. portion of 2% reduced fat provolone or mozzarella contains 140 calories, 5 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, and 7 grams of carbohydrates. If you watch your cholesterol, try not to indulge in any alfredo sauce, it will really add up! In addition to the bad cholesterol, is high in cholesterol, the alfredo sauce is also high in sodium, which may cause high blood pressure.
How Can I Substitute Heavy Cream in Alfredo Sauce?
Many people substitute heavy cream with milk or cream cheese for alfredo sauce. Butter and milk is also a popular substitute as you only need to melt 1/4 cup of butter with 3/4 cup of milk. You may also substitute with a light cream cheese that can also add a little bit of parmesan flavor. Feel free to let us know what you prefer!
What is the difference between “Instant Pot” Alfredo Sauce and “Pressure Cooker” Alfredo Sauce?
The difference between Instant Pot Instant Pot Alfredo Sauce and “Pressure Cooker Alfredo Sauce” is just that: how long the ingredients are cooked in each the Instant Pot vs. pressure cooker. Instant Pot Alfredo Sauce is perfect because it uses vegetables, chicken, mushrooms, and garlic.
What is the difference between fresh alfredo sauce and the bottled sauce?
Fresh alfredo sauce is alfredo sauce made from fresh scratch pasta and fresh alfredo sauce made from canned pasta. The fresh alfredo sauce is always richer and heavier than the bottled version. If you do not have fresh alfredo sauce you can sub 2% (water or milk) of the heavy cream with heavy whipping cream. This will add some thickness to your alfredo sauce. I cannot find alfredo sauce to make Alfredo Sauce at my supermarket. Can I use Prego or a similar type sauce? You can use any type of alfredo sauce you want but using Prego or another type of canned sauce will give your pasta that nice alfredo taste.
Creamy Homemade Alfredo Sauce
- ¾ Cup Butter cubes or sliced
- 1¼ Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
- 3 tsp Garlic minced
- ½ tsp Italian Seasoning
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ¾ tsp Garlic Powder
- 2 Cups Fresh Parmesan Cheese grated
- Add butter and cream to a large skillet pan.
- Simmer on low heat for 3 minutes
- Whisk in garlic, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt. Continue to whisk for 1 minute.
- Add parmesan cheese and whisk until melted.
- Take off the heat and pour on fettuccine noodles or your favorite pasta.