Back in 2015, Olive Garden released their class Alfredo sauce for everyone to make at home. And while there’s so much much to love about a bowl of creamy pasta from the Italian restaurant chain, I did a little experiment to see if I could perfect this copycat recipe with a few of my favorite ingredients. Here’s a look at Olive Garden’s Alfredo sauce recipe, plus a few ingredients your taste buds will thank you for later. Enjoy!
|Serves||Prep Time||Cook Time||Total Time|
|6||NA||15 min||15 min|
For the sauce:
- 6 Tablespoons butter
- 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1.5 cups heavy cream
- 1.5 cups milk
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated and at room temperature
- ½ cup Romano cheese, grated and at room temperature
- 1/4 tsp white ground pepper
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Optional: Parsley for topping
For the pasta:
- 1 lb. Fettuccine or angel hair pasta
- 8 cups water
- Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large pot, then add pasta and cook until al dente.
- In a large sauce pan, warm butter over medium heat.
- Stir garlic into melted butter and let simmer until fragrant (about a minute or two).
- Add flour, white pepper, milk, and heavy cream a little at a time and stir until smooth.
- Once the sauce has started to bubble, turn the heat down to low.
- Add Romano and parmesan and stir continuously until melted.
- Once the sauce has thickened, add drained noodles to the sauce and stir together until fettuccine is thoroughly coated.
- Add salt, pepper, and parsley and serve!
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 34.7g||45%|
|Saturated Fat 21.1g||106%|
|Total Carbohydrate 48.8g||18%|
|Dietary Fiber 0.1g||0%|
|Total Sugars 3g|
|Vitamin D 24mcg||119%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
- Pro tip: to prevent water from boiling over, add half a tablespoon of olive oil to the water. It works wonders!
- This recipe is great with grilled chicken, salmon, or shrimp!
- To have a saucier pasta, reduce the amount of noodles you use, or multiply the recipe by one half.
For another fan-favorite Olive Garden recipe, check out how to make copycat Zuppa Toscana.