Learn how to make this easy alfredo sauce recipe in 15 minutes. There’s no reason to buy alfredo sauce in the bottle anymore! Our homemade white sauce recipe for creamy garlic alfredo sauce is amazing and the flavors are fantastic! You can’t duplicate this fresh flavor. The sautéed garlic with cheese and milk is fantastic.

Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe and Easy Creamy Garlic Cream Sauce in cooking pan with spoon

Alfredo Sauce Recipe with Milk for Fettuccine Alfredo

Our alfredo sauce recipe uses milk as the base instead of heavy whipping cream, which makes it easier because most people have milk in the fridge. Other recipes use heavy cream for their alfredo sauce, but it’s not a common fridge staple. So that’s why we created this super easy recipe with just milk, a little flour, lots of garlic and parmesan. You’ll love this on pasta, pizza or even just dip some bread in it. YUM! Kids absolutely love this sauce for fettuccini alfredo. It truly is the best alfredo sauce ever!

Easy Creamy Garlic Cream Sauce in mason jar

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How to Make Homemade Creamy Garlic Alfredo Sauce

It’s creamy and super easy to make this homemade creamy garlic sauce. Like we mentioned above, we created this recipe using milk with flour to thicken the sauce. Grated parmesan cheese also thickens the sauce as well. If you want to use heavy cream, you can totally do that! Just eliminate the flour part and add the heavy cream to replace the milk. This homemade white sauce is perfect for fettuccine alfredo or with your favorite pasta. Watch our step-by-step photos below to guide you through the process. All recipe details are in the recipe box below.

Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe and Easy Creamy Garlic Cream Sauce step by step

How to Store This Sauce?

Allow the sauce to cool and pour into mason jars or airtight containers. Store the creamy sauce in the the refrigerator for up to 1 week. If you want to store it longer, you can follow this basic canning guide. When you’re ready to serve the sauce again, it might be a little thick. Just whisk in some milk into the sauce until it reaches the consistency that you want. Add a little milk at a time because if you add too much at once, the sauce might end up too runny.

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Creamy Garlic Alfredo Sauce in 15 Minutes

We created this sauce with milk because most families have milk in the fridge. If you want to use heavy cream, then just eliminate the flour and replace the milk with heavy cream.
Makes about 2 1/2 cups of sauce.
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  • 1/4 cup (57 g) butter (1/2 stick)
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic , minced (or 2 teaspoons garlic powder)
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (480 ml) milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) dried herbs (basil, oregano, thyme, etc.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) dried mustard powder
  • 1 cup (100 g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) salt , or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) fresh cracked black pepper


  • Heat a sauce pan on medium-high heat. Melt butter, then add garlic and cook translucent and fragrant (about 1 minute).
    Garlic and butter in a skillet
  • Whisk in flour and continue whisking to remove large clumps.
    Whisking flour into the garlic and butter
  • Slowly whisk in the milk. Whisking often to make sure flour lumps are smooth, bring sauce to a low boil. Then reduce heat to low.
    Pouring milk into the garlic-butter mixture
  • Add dried herbs, mustard powder, parmesan, salt and pepper. Continue whisking until sauce is smooth and begins to thicken.
    Parmesan and spices added to the sauce
  • Serve the sauce with your favorite pasta. If you’re saving the sauce for later, allow the sauce to completely cool.
    Pasta being stirred into the Alfredo sauce
  • Pour the sauce into mason jars or a container. Keep in fridge and use within 5 days.
    The Alfredo Sauce in a mason jar


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 159kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 559mg, Potassium: 102mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 384IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 212mg, Iron: 1mg

Dishes to make with homemade creamy garlic alfredo sauce

After making a lovely batch of this alfredo sauce recipe there’s so many dishes that are great for it. Our classic fettuccine alfredo, chicken fettuccine alfredo and our low carb zucchini noodle alfredo is fantastic. You can add the sauce as a white pizza sauce, pour it over other pasta and potatoes. The delicious possibilities are endless.

Is the Alfredo Sauce too thick after storing in fridge?

If the sauce is thick, just whisk a little bit of milk into the sauce. Also, when you do this, you’re diluting the flavors down. Add about an extra 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder or even garlic salt. Either way, you should season it a bit more and even adding a handful of parmesan cheese helps.

Fresh Minced Garlic vs Garlic Powder

Is there a difference in using fresh vs garlic powder for this alfredo sauce recipe? Yes there certainly is. The fresh garlic has a brighter and stronger garlic flavor. But using garlic powder still gives a flavorful sauce and it’s just slightly different. One thing for sure is that if you use garlic powder, your alfredo sauce will be creamier.

Recipes or dishes that use alfredo sauce

Now that you’ve made a batch from scratch and have it stored in an airtight container, let’s talk about all the ways you can use this creamy garlic sauce from scratch!

  • Use it on any type of pasta or classic fettuccine noodles. Check out all our different recipes below.
  • Dip it in bread if you want. Make it a little thicker, add a little more cheese and you have an alfredo sauce dip.
  • Drizzle this homemade white sauce over cooked, steamed, stir fried or roasted vegetables.
  • Use it as a sauce on different meats, grilled meats, seafood, shrimp and salmon.

Check out all our variations of Fettuccine Alfredo Recipes:

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