One-Ingredient Alfredo Sauce

This sauce is creamy, lovely, and only has one ingredient
simple Alfredo sauce

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This sauce is creamy, lovely, and only has one ingredient. Yes you heard that right! One ingredient. 

6
Servings
127
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups whipping cream
  • Herbs, optional
  • Pinch of saffron, optional
  • Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, optional

Directions

Take 1-2 cups of whipping cream and put in tall, thin sauce pan (mixture will bubble up so pan should be tall).

Set on medium to medium-high heat. Let the cream boil. If it looks as if it will boil over, take off heat, stir, and lower heat.

As the cream boils, it will start to get thick and it becomes a rich Alfredo sauce.

You’ll know when the sauce is done if you insert a spoon in the sauce, draw a line, and it stays separated.

The sauce can be thinned with some pasta water; add herbs, saffron, or Parmigiano-Reggiano (optional) to elevate the flavor of this Alfredo sauce. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
39mg
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
2g
2%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
121µg
17%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
61mg
6%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
6mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
61mg
9%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
48mg
3%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
50g
2%

Alfredo Sauce Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Alfredo Sauce Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.