as a member of the Olive
Garden Culinary staff I can help out with this one. Instead of
cayenne use coarse ground black pepper. Use
minced garlic instead of the powdered garlic. Any
either cheese will work but try to stay away from the large
grate...we use fine ground NON-FRESH bagged parm. the key to making
the sauce as we do is to heat the sauce with all the ingredients to
185 degrees for one minute. there ya have it.
I loved your recipe, it
was the best Alfredo sauce ever. I followed exactly as it says and
the pasta was delicious.
This is a wonderful
recipe that I've used for years. My aunt used to warm the cream and
just toss everything with the hot pasta. Heavy whipping cream will
also give you a thicker sauce but nothing is lost using Fat Free
Half & Half. The sauce will thicken if you let it cool slightly. Try
sauting fresh broccoli crowns in butter and minced garlic and
serving on top of the pasta. Great meatless meal.
This is the best recipe
for Alfredo ever! I upped the Parmesan to a whole cup, and added 1/4
cup of cream cheese for thickening, and it was fantastic! I've given
your website out to everyone I know! Thanx sooo much!
I followed this recipe
exactly, and it was the best thing I have ever made! I got so many
compliments on it from my family. My grandpa had never had
fettuccini alfredo before, and LOVED it. The sauce just melts in
your mouth, and as my mom said, "food noises!" I can't wait to make
The sauce will thicken up
at about 30 minutes really quick so you just have to wait, its
This recipes is awesome.
I wanted a pasta dish and this was perfect.
Aloha, I followed your
exact recipe but I didn't need to use the cream cheese. It thickened
at about 15 minutes into stirring. It was sooooo delicious. I am
hooked on this recipe.
Amazing recipe! I did try
the 8 oz of Cream cheese and I think I'm only going to go with 4 oz
next time. I added Shrimp and Spinach to the final mixture but
cooked in 1lb of Mushrooms for the final 10 minutes of the sauce
(after I sauteed them in Olive Oil) Awesome!
If you don't try another
recipe from this site, TRY THIS ONE. It is easy (be patient), and
you can makes TONS of dishes with the sauce...everything from shrimp
to chicken to a seafood blend of crab, shrimp and scallops. If you
are single and looking for a mate, make this sauce, add one or more
of the above, and then propose. He/She will say yes based on your
cooking alone. OUTSTANDING.
Well I forgot to get
heavy cream for the recipe so I substituted with milk mixed with
melted butter (a subs. recipe found on another site). I did add the
cream cheese in there also. This was DELICIOUS! This recipe is
definitely a keeper, everyone in my family opted for seconds!
This is really good. You
just have to be patient with the sauce, it will thicken up in 30 min
or so. I also used a wire whisk and my 7 year old stood there for
1/2 an hour and stirred it. We put in lobster chunks and it was
really good. Even better than at olive garden, my husband said!
omg, thanks!!! i love
olive garden's alfredo sauce soooo much and this recipe was
definitely on point!!! it was delicious!
This was fabulous!! I
used fat free half-and-half instead of the heavy whipping cream...no
difference and didn't get all those calories. You have to be patient
for it to thicken. Twenty minutes in to it (right before my pasta
was done), I turned the cream mixture up higher and let it bubble
more...it instantly became thick and got even thicken when I added
the parm. cheese. Definitely try this recipe...very delicious!
wow...so delicious. i
added the cream cheese..the white sauce and the nutmeg at it was
identical to the olive garden one!! thank u so much for this...i
cant wait to eat the leftovers!!!
I tried this about a
month ago with the cream cheese, and it was the best. My 16 year old
stepson said it's better than his moms! Now THAT'S the best it gets
for me because she's a great cook and he doesn't hold back on his
food opinions! Thanks soooooo much. I'm making it again tonight.
(Oh, and I add a cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store
Awesome recipe. I added a
dash of nutmeg & was a little heavy-handed on the cayenne. I added
cubed chicken (pre-cooked in the butter) and about a cup of broccoli
florets (steamed in the microwave). My husband says it was BETTER
than Olive Garden's!
Instead of cream cheese,
I added 2 tbsp. of Wondra flour and it thickened up nicely. My
friends said it tasted just like the Olive Garden's. Delicious!
For the people who think
this perfect recipe is runny, all you have to do is when you add the
shredded parm. cheese (or I use the 3 blend shredded cheese), just
whisk it to blend it well, turn the heat to low or even off, add the
noodles and let it set for a little bit - it thickens right up!
Thank You Robbie! I made
the Alfredo sauce and it came out perfect. It wasn't too thin or
anything. I followed the recipe exactly and I didn't even add any
cream cheese. I used to cook at the olive garden and even though I
watched them make the Alfredo sauce, they keep it a close guarded
secret... and I don't remember them putting flour in it at all, like
someone else posted on a comment. Maybe they confused the grated
cheeses for flour, because when it's grated real fine it looks just
Thank you for your
recipe. This also makes a great base for a mushroom sauce. I added
fresh mushrooms, celery and green onions (saute).
I made this recipe for
dinner last night, and it is as good as everyone says it is. It is
absolutely delicious. This is also a great sauce to serve over
vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, and green beans.
Absolutely the best
alfredo sauce ever. I took the advice of the other comments and
added 1/2 package of cream cheese. I also took 1 tbsp of flour and
mixed with a little cream and then added it to the sauce to help
with the thickening process. Add a little sauteed mushrooms and
shrimp, and you will be everyone's favorite chef!
This is a great alfredo
sauce, but it's not quite like Olive Garden. It's missing a
certain... something that I can't put my finger on. However, I will
keep this recipe and continue to use it. For those who have trouble
getting it thick - patience is a virtue. I think I actually let it
simmer a bit too long, and had to add a little more cream. Also, be
sure to use unsalted butter. I didn't add any extra salt, and it
still came out a little saltier than I like.
FABULOUS!!!! You rock!!
This was so wonderful! I had bought a half pint of heavy whipping
cream instead of the full pint. I just cut the recipe in half. It
was plent for my husband and I; we even had left-overs for the
following day. The sauce was a bit runny so I just kept adding a bit
more shredded parmasean cheese until I was satisfied with the
consistency I had. Thank you!!
This Alfredo Sauce recipe
is very delicious indeed! I agree with most of your readers, that
adding cream cheese to thicken the sauce is the best bet. BUT ......
I have one more subtle flavor to add. The flavor I am talking about
is NUTMEG. Adding just a very small dash of fresh grated nutmeg
changes this recipe from great to WOW! Your friends will wonder what
the hidden ingredient is that added such a nice dimension to your
sauce. This is the best recipe website by far. Thanks Robbie for all
of your hard work!
Tres bien!! I added a bit
of tarragon and the flavor was out of this world! Recipe was easy
and muuuuuch better than packaged alredo sauces.
I am NOT a good cook! But
I was craving Fettucine Alfredo and knew that I'd score points with
my hubby if I found a good recipe and made it for him tonight after
a long day at work. I was sooooo right! This was fabulous! I browned
2 chicken breasts in butter and cut it in chunks that I added when
everything was cooked and tossed together. He told me that it was
the best meal he'd EVER eaten! lol I know that can't possibly be,
but WOW...this was so delicious and EASY...I'll definitely be making
it again and again. I'm sold on this site. Thanks so very much!
This recipe was
absolutely delicious. I added 4 oz. of cream cheese b/c I was in a
hurry and didn't have time to let it thicken on it's own. I was
hoping for leftovers for my lunch but there weren't any. Definitely
the second dish from these recipes that I have
made for my family. It taste delicious. The only
problem that I had was that the alfredo sauce was
kind of runny. Next time I will try to thicken it
with flour or cornstarch and water.
I am a
cook and that is also my recipe. for the other
reader if the sauce is too runny add cream cheese
or more parmesan and let cook longer, corn starch
or flour will spoil the recipe.
If you add
an 8 ounce pack of cream cheese its better than
the Olive Gardens. Also if you are adding sea
food such as Crab meat, shrimp, or Salmon I think
2 oz. for clam juice would round out this dish.
Its so good I put it on our menu once a week and
sell out each time.
Great recipe, served this for dinner tonight and
everyone could not stop saying how good it was. I
added minced garlic instead of powder and added
grilled chicken on top next time will try
something else, but with out this recipe for main
ingredients could of never pulled it off , can't
thank you enough Robbie.
had Olive Garden's version, but this was
outstanding. I used fat free half and half and 8
oz. fat free cream cheese and it was still yummy.
It wasn't runny at all.
opinion, this is the best I've had yet.
this dish very much. My husband used to work for
the olive garden, so he knows the alfredo sauce
when he tastes it. I used pre-shredded parmesan
cheese and put it in just before i took it off
the heat and it melted fine. i also used 2 Tbls.
cream cheese so it wouldn't be too thin which
worked. personally i thought it had too much of a
cream taste. i may next time try a little
buttermilk. Good recipe, but it needs a little
tweaking if you ask me.
It was not
quite like the Olive Garden. It was very liquid,
while theirs seems to be thicker. I may try
adding more parmesan while it is cooking. The
parmesan didn't melt in very well.
this recipe many times, altering the ingredients
several times, but it never quite tastes like the
Olive Gardens. I'm not sure what it is, but
something is off in this recipe. But I must say
this is THE CLOSEST I've ever had to it.
variation try adding 1 tsp.sweet basil. It's a
wonderful compliment to the garlic and the
cooked at O.G. I asked her for this recipe
before, and don't have it written down, but it
had flour in it
the problem with runny sauce. What I do is add
1/2 cup of parmesan and 8 oz package of cream
cheese this makes the sauce creamier and thicker
if to thick add undiluted evaporated milk to thin
I used Fat
Free Coffee Mate and regular Grated Parmesan
Cheese. I also added 2 lbs medium shrimp...it
cooked up fine and the family loved it. You can
make low fat dishes that are heart healthy and
have fewer calories and have all the flavor!
enjoy! I love your site!
HI. I just
used your recipe for the fettuccine alfredo.
whenever my girlfriend and I go to Olive Garden
she always gets this. For Valentines day i
decided to try and make this for her. I found
your recipe and it was a success. The sauce came
out perfect. It was not runny at all. She loved
and needless to say she was very grateful. Thank
alfredo sauce is simply divine! Must cook
according to the recipe. The longer you stir and
cook the thicker it gets. Fabulous everyone at my
4th picnic expressed. Thanks for sharing
This is the first time I am making Alfredo Sauce.
It turned out FANTASTIC! I used this recipe with
Harvest Bay Mahi Mahi recipe
and it was WONDERFUL! I highly
recommend this recipe! Try adding grilled chicken
seasoned with garlic, onion and Cajun, sautéed
mushrooms and dried or fresh cranberries. It is
grilled chicken seasoned with garlic, onion and
Cajun, sautéed mushrooms and dried or fresh
cranberries. It is amazing. :)
I love it!
Better than my old recipe, and I even like it
better than the Olive Garden. I sauté my chicken
in olive oil, fresh minced garlic, salt and
pepper, then when it is done, I remove the
chicken and add wine to the pan and reduce it. I
then add the chicken back in the pan an coat it
in the wine sauce. Slice the chicken and arrange
it on top of the fettuccine and alfredo sauce! I
never have leftovers! Dang it!
the first recipe that I have made from your site
and it was WONDERFUL!! It was a huge hit with
everyone. I did in fact follow one of the other
readers suggestion to add a whole 8oz. package of
cream cheese. It helped to thicken the sauce
without taking out any of the flavor intended. I
was so impressed how easy it was to make and that
it tasted so good that I am going to look up
another recipe from your site.
was such a great clone of Olive Garden's Alfredo
sauce. I followed the directions, and added a
touch of fresh garlic as well. I noticed that the
sauce was a little thin so I added the whole
block of cream cheese...perfect choice! I also
added about 1/4 cup more of the parmesan and
Romano, and it came out fabulous. I HIGHLY
recommend this to any Olive Garden Alfredo sauce
lover. Thanks so much Robbie!
have put in your recipe not to rinse the noodles.
The starch makes the sauce thicker. I see some
people complaining that the sauce is to thin.
They must have rinsed their noodles. Maybe you
can change the recipe.
made the Fettucine Alfredo I added a clove or two
of fresh garlic instead of galic powder and 4 oz.
of cream cheese and it was soooo yummy! Thanks!
find the sauce too thin then add some of
Knorrs white sauce mix to thicken it, make
sure you bring the temperature of the sauce to
165 F so that the white sauce mix will thicken.
To keep the sauce from being too grainy and also
aid in melting the cheese sift the parmesan
cheese through a strainer, this really makes a
I used to
work for Olive Garden. The ingredient missing in
all these recipes is called "white sauce
mix". It is in powder form, and is similar
to corn starch. That is why all these sauces are
recipe was extremely easy to make and my family
loved it! We did change the amount of cream
cheese to 8 oz and added cooked chicken. This
will definitely be a new addition to our menu
list! Thanks so much.
This is a
great recipe...I made this for x-mas dinner 2003
and everyone loved it. I added spinach to mine
and it was wonderful. Would certainly make this
recipe is fabulous. i also used an entire package
of cream cheese to make it thicker. i added
chicken and vegetables and it was delicious.
thanks for the wonderful recipe.
you for a perfect alfredo sauce, I had some bacon
i needed to use so I cooked and crumbled it into
the sauce about 10 minutes before it was done and
it gave it a great bacon flavor.
tasted FANTASTIC. It was a great hit at our
dinner party. I was bad though and didn't serve
it right away because my pasta wasn't ready so it
cooled a little and some might say it was....
thick? But had I been better at timing things it
would have been perfect. I used table cream and
I'll use a little more of it next time to keep it
this out with a few tweaks of my own and it
turned out great. I've never made alfredo before,
but with this and a few other helpful hints from
other recipes it turned out great. I agree with
the 8 oz of cream cheese. I used 1 1/4 c parmesan
cheese, added 1/4 tsp sugar, 2 dashes of nutmeg,
lessoned the garlic to 1/4 tsp minced garlic and
a dash of garlic salt. My husband ran to the
store the next day to stock up on the ingredients
so I'll make it again immediately. Yum Yum! : )
your directions exactly although I may have put
closer to 1 cup of freshly grated Romano. Used
Heavy Cream. Was perfect. I think the key is to
let simmer for the full 30 minutes before adding
all the recipe is fabulous, however I took some
of the other people's suggestions. I used the
recipe and put 2 dashes of cayenne pepper, 2 tbls
of cream cheese, and I used half of a packet of
regular Alfredo sauce from Krogers. And I think
the main thing that kept it tasting great was
keeping the sauce on med-low heat and I had my
boyfriend literally stir it the whole 30 minutes.
I added grilled chicken with seasonings on it and
the dish was delicious. Both my mom and boyfriend
agreed it was an exact replica of Olive Garden's!
the first time I tried to make alfredo sauce and
the recipe was easy to follow and very easy to
make. It turned out perfect and was delicious!!!
for the great recipe of alfredo sauce it was
delicious. Keep the great recipe's coming they're
I have been making that
Olive Garden fettucine for years, but with one difference. I usually
use a half a package of cream cheese, and that really gives a
thickness I like.
I read some of the
comments and added 8 oz of cream cheese which thickened it up but
next time I think I will only add 4 oz. I also added a head of
roasted garlic and lots of SHRIMP. I loved every bit of it!
This sauce is exactly
This recipe was terrific.
I made it with my seven year-old son for a class assignment and he
found it easy to follow and delicious to eat. I did follow some of
the other reader's suggestions and added more parmesan, cooked it a
little longer and didn't rinse the pasta in order to increase the
thickness. We also added sautéed mushrooms to the mix. This is
something we will be including as a family meal from now on.
This recipe is delicious.
Prior to adding the heavy cream, I cooked up some diced onion with
bacon. I f you have the time, cook over a low heat for 45 minutes
and it will thicken up just fine on it's own. I've tried it with
chicken as well as shrimp and my family cannot seem to get enough of
this sauce, I have to double the recipe! Thanks for such an easy
If you really want to add
kick and flavor to your fettuccini Alfredo, In a separate skillet,
cook small chunks of chicken breast, with a tablespoon of butter and
drizzle with Italian dressing, when chicken is almost done, add one
can of mushrooms, and one diced tomato, season with Italian
seasoning and garlic salt. Add this mixture to your fettuccine
alfredo, it is awesome.
I made your Alfredo
sauce. Everyone wants this recipe!!! I went on the internet and
tried three different ones. Yours was the best by far!
If you use fresh grated
parmesan cheese, already in the refrigerated section, you will not
have to wait long for the sauce to thicken, you will also not need a
separate thickener. I suggest unsalted butter to cut back on the
salt, if you'd like. It also doesn't need cayenne pepper or garlic
powder. It is simple & delicious!
WOW!!!! I was looking on
the web site to the olive garden and it had a arecipe that had eggs
and no butter, I was like no way. So then I found this one I tried
it and added 4oz of cream cheese because of thickness and it is
exactly like the one from olive garden, I am so impressed! Anyone
who is a cheese lover should try this..DEFINATELY!
I made this chicken
alfredo sauce and put it over noodles and added steamed brocolli to
it as well. It tasted just like the Olive Gardens. I always go to
the olive Garden for the
(sorry dont know how to spell it) and i can't belive i can make both
right at home. Thanks for your time and submitting these recipes.
Hey !! Let me tell you
something. I never tried to do any type of pasta and I decided to do
this recipe .. And you know what.. It came out sooooo good!!!!...
thank you sooo much!! Really my boyfriend and my 3 year old loved
I think this is a great
recipe! The cheese didn't melt all the way but it was fine. I added
all the cream cheese and 2 cloves of minced garlic. We also had some
grilled chicken with it.
This was absolutey
phenominal.i threw in some shrimp and I have to say this is one of
the best home made meals i have made in a long time. Thank you.
This is a great recipe! I
made it for my family and they just loved it!! My husband said I was
really becoming a wonderful cook!
I get the fettucini
alfredo every time I go to Olive Garden. I followed the recipe but
substituted fresh garlic, and it tasted EXACTLY like the stuff from
Olive Garden. I was very pleasantly surprised!
I used Kraft and it
tasted exactly the same!
I use egg yolks insteed
of butter in this my alfredo recipe. It trumps butter. Dash of
nutmeg and fresh cracked pepper and you have a fantastic alfredo
sauce. 2 egg yolks per 16 oz. of heavy cream. This sauce takes time
so be patient and let the magic happen before your eyes. Keep some
fresh bread handy for taste testing throughout the process. Yummy.
great recipe! awesome!
The BEST! Super SIMPLE!
Loved this recipe! The
fettucini alfredo is the only thing i get when my husband and i go
to olive garden, and now we don't even need to go because this
recipe is soooo easy and just like the restaurant's! thank you!
i trid this recipe
several times and loved it.tastes like the real thing.One thing i
noticed is when you grate your own cheese it tends to melt better
then pregrated containers you find in the fine cheese section of
your grocery store.also i liked the dry alfrado packet better then
the cream cheese.good recipe though.
I love this recipe!!!! I
read everyone's comments before making it and decided to make sure I
simmered the sauce long enough for it to thicken. My husband wants
it again just 2 days later!! No need to add the cream cheese!!!
Hey I have been cooking
for a long time. I am just a kid but I've been cooking with Itallin
for the longest. My favorite is
but once I tasted this it was like heavn thanks good recipie.
I love your recipe!The
sauce came out great!While making the sauce used a cup of parmesan
and cooked the sauce for 40 mins.Who ever said that adding a dash
nutmeg makes the sauce even more delicious was right!The only time I
will go back to olive garden is when I dont feel like cooking.
I just made this sauce
yesterday! I've never made any sauce before, and I don't cook often.
I followed the recipe exactly, and it turned out extraordinary!
Thanks for the great recipe!
OK, I'm a self proclaimed
"born skeptic". When I read this recipe and some of the comments I
was leery about the authenticity. So to other skeptics I offer the
following: THIS RECIPE IS FANTABULOUS!! I've tried other recipes for
Alfredo and none of them ever came close to the OG. I've tried
various sauces from a jar and none ever came close to the OG. But
THIS RECIPE IS ON POINT! Very simple to prepare and very good. The
recipe instructions are accurate and translate well into the
execution. I used a little cream cheese to thicken up the sauce. Be
sure to serve it as soon as it's done and tossed. I tossed in some
grilled chicken chunks and the family LOVED it! My wife usually does
the cooking and she was impressed. Next time I'll toss in some fresh
broccoli crowns. Kudos to this website. I'm a believer now!
this was my first time
making it- and i looked at everyone's feedback to ensure the taste
and quality. i dunno, it seems like the sauce is missing something
still. nevertheless i enjoyed it, just next time im'a do some more
research to find that thing thats really gonna give it some flavor!!