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Copycat Recipe for Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

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This Copycat recipe for Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce is easy to make and enjoy at home in under 30 minutes. Pair it with Fettuccine for an easy dinner idea for any night of the week.

Copycat Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

We don’t go to Olive Garden very often but when we do, I always have to decide between their creamy and decadent Pasta Alfredo or Shrimp Scampi.  I typically settled for the Alfredo with shrimp.  Once I found this recipe for making Olive Garden’s Alfredo sauce at home, I love making it when we are craving it.  

It’s an easy recipe to make and it makes quite a bit of sauce.  Plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day.  I will also add leftover chicken or cook up some shrimp or broccoli to add to the pasta.  Serve with a couple slices of cheddar cheese quick bread and you won’t even miss those breadsticks. It’s not a meal for those who are watching their calories but let’s be real – you need this dish in your life from time to time.  It’s just that good. 

How to Make This Copycat Recipe of Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

The first thing I do is get the water boiling for the pasta and cook it according to the package directions.  Drain and keep warm.

cooking pasta for recipe

 

While the pasta is cooking, you’ll need to heat a medium pan or large skillet over medium heat. Melt the butter and add the garlic allowing it to heat for about a minute or so. 

Add the heavy cream and cream cheese, stirring it while it melts.  You don’t want the mixture to boil.  Add in the Parmesan cheese and season with pepper. I don’t add salt since the cheeses have some in it. 

Stir the Alfredo sauce until the Parmesan cheese is melted and the sauce is creamy and smooth. This is also when I would add the chicken, shrimp, or broccoli to the sauce and heat until hot.  If the sauce gets too thick, add a bit more cream or milk to thin it out.

Plate your pasta and add some of the delicious Alfredo sauce on top and enjoy!  It’s so good!

Olive Garden CopyCat Alfredo Sauce with Pasta

 

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Olive Garden CopyCat Alfredo Sauce with Pasta

Copycat Recipe for Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

This Copycat recipe for Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce is easy to make and enjoy at home in under 30 minutes. Pair it with Fettuccine for an easy dinner idea for any night of the week.
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Keyword: Alfredo sauce, Alfredo sauce recipe, copycat, copycat olive garden Alfredo sauce, Olive Garden, pasta
Author: Lisa Kerhin

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Fettuccine, cooked according to package directions
  • 1/2 cup butter. unsalted
  • 1 - 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 - 3 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  • First thing I do is get the water boiling for the pasta and cook it according to the package directions.  Drain and keep warm. 
  • While the pasta is cooking, you'll need to heat a medium pan or large skillet over medium heat. Melt the butter and add the garlic allowing it to heat for about a minute or so. 
  • Add the heavy cream and cream cheese, stirring it while it melts.  You don't want the mixture to boil. 
  • Add in the Parmesan cheese and season with pepper. I don't add salt since the cheeses have some in it.  Stir the sauce until the Parmesan cheese is melted and the sauce is creamy and smooth.
    This is also when I would add the chicken, shrimp, or broccoli to the sauce and heat until hot through.  If the sauce gets too thick, add a bit more cream or milk to thin it out some.
    Plate your pasta and add some sauce on top and enjoy! 

Notes

recipe adapted from Budget Savvy Diva 
Post updated August 28, 2020 with new images. Originally posted March 2012

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