Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

An easy, no-fuss dish you can make right at home with ingredients that you already have on hand. It’s also cheaper, healthier and quicker than ordering out!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes       

  • 8 ounces fettuccine
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk, or more, to taste
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


1-In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.

2-Combine butter, garlic, heavy cream and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer; remove from heat and stir in Parmesan and egg yolk, whisking constantly to prevent the eggs from scrambling. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk as needed.

3-Stir in pasta and gently toss to combine; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

4-Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan and parsley, if desired.


*This recipe can easily be adapted for your favorite add-ins such as grilled chicken or a seafood medley.

Adapted from The Slow Roasted Italian


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