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5-Ingredient Easy Alfredo Sauce

  • Author: Lisa @ This Pilgrim Life
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes


Creamy Alfredo sauce is so quick and easy to make on the stovetop with just a handful of ingredients! Serve it with pasta, as a pizza sauce, in between lasagna layers, and more.


  • 2 tbsp butter, kerrygold if possible
  • 45 garlic cloves, about two tablespoons minced
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • salt to taste


  1. Melt the butter in a medium sauce pot over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté briefly until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  2. Sprinkle the flour across the top of the butter and garlic. Use a whisk to stir the mixture, then to slowly pour in the milk. Whisk so there are no lumps, and increase the heat slightly to bring the sauce to a simmer with slow bubbles across the top.
  3. After the milk comes to a simmer, cook until it thickens slightly, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat after a couple of minutes and stir in the shredded parmesan.
  4. Add the pepper and salt to taste. (I usually do not need much, if any salt, due to the saltiness of the cheese).
  5. Serve with pasta, pizza, lasagna, etc.