Say goodbye to gluten without sacrificing flavor! This easy homemade gluten-free Alfredo sauce is luxuriously creamy and bursting with deliciousness. Perfect for pasta, chicken, or vegetables.

It costs approximately $9.77 to make this alfredo sauce. The recipe makes six servings and costs around $1.62 per serving.

A fork that has twirled pasta with some gluten free Alfredo Sauce on it.

Gluten-Free Alfredo Sauce

You don’t have to eat out to get delicious-tasting alfredo sauce. Instead, you can use this gluten-free recipe to make thick, creamy alfredo sauce. One of my favorite things is that no flour is used to thicken the sauce.

The best part is, it only takes fifteen minutes to make! By the time the pasta is ready, you will have effortlessly smooth cream sauce ready to go. It is the ultimate deliciousness, perfect for busy weeknights.

What You’ll Love About This Alfredo Sauce Recipe:

  • Cost-effective: Make this creamy sauce at home instead of going to Italian restaurants such as Olive Garden to save money and make a delicious dinner at home.
  • Gluten-Free: You can serve this white sauce to friends and family with dietary restrictions. It has just as thick and creamy a texture as traditional alfredo sauce. Serve the delicious sauce over your favorite gluten-free pasta for a completely gluten-free meal. 
  • Quick and Easy: Making this homemade alfredo sauce only takes fifteen minutes and a handful of simple ingredients. It is an easy choice for a weeknight meal. 
Alfredo Sauce that's made gluten free being spooned over pasta.

Ingredients and Estimated Cost:

Per Serving Cost: $1.62

Recipe Cost: $9.77

  • ½ cup unsalted butter – $1.68
  • 2 garlic cloves – $0.14
  • 2 cups heavy cream – $3.08
  • 2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese – $4.80
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning – $0.07

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in December 2023.

All of the ingredients needed to make this recipe.

How To Make Gluten-Free Alfredo Sauce Recipe:

***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.

  1. First, melt the butter in a large skillet. 
  2. Then, add in the garlic and cook for thirty to sixty seconds.
  3. Next, whisk in the heavy cream and bring it to a boil. Cook the mixture for three to four minutes. 
  4. For best results, whisk in the parmesan cheese slowly, ¼ to ⅓ cup at a time. 
  5. Finally, season with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper before serving with noodles and chicken to make chicken alfredo.

A picture collage showing how to make this recipe.

Alfredo Sauce Recipe Variations:

With these simple variations, you can transform your basic Alfredo sauce into a dish that suits your taste and mood! Have fun experimenting!

  • For a lighter sauce, substitute half the heavy cream with milk.
  • Double the garlic for a more pungent aroma and flavor.
  • Drizzle truffle oil with the butter as it melts for a luxurious touch.
  • Use a blend of parmesan, romano, asiago, and mozzarella for a complex cheese mix.
  • Stir in 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil before serving.
  • Add a pinch of red pepper flakes while the butter melts for a subtle kick.
  • Saute your favorite shrimp in olive oil and garlic before adding the cream. Toss in the cooked shrimp with the finished sauce.
  • Stir in a handful of chopped fresh spinach with the cream as it heats.

Storage Tips:

SERVE: Serve the alfredo sauce immediately over fettuccine or spaghetti noodles. 

STORE: Leftover alfredo sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. 

FREEZE: Frozen Alfredo sauce can lose its creamy smoothness, sometimes separating or becoming grainy after thawing. Be prepared for a slightly different texture than a freshly made sauce. To freeze, transfer the sauce to a freezer-safe container and freeze for 1-2 months.

THAW: Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

Gluten-Free Alfredo Sauce Recipe FAQs:

What Alfredo sauces are gluten-free?

Most store-bought pasta sauce brands contain gluten unless specifically marked as gluten-free.

How does Alfredo sauce thicken?

If you need to thicken the sauce, add more cheese, a little at a time, until it is melted and reaches the desired consistency.

The finished Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce in a glass jar.

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Gluten-Free Alfredo Sauce

Recipe Cost $ $9.77
Serving Cost $ $1.62
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
6 people
Say goodbye to gluten without sacrificing flavor! This easy homemade gluten-free Alfredo sauce is luxuriously creamy and bursting with deliciousness. Perfect for pasta, chicken, or vegetables.

Equipment

  • heavy-bottomed skillet
  • whisk
  • measuring spoons and cups

Ingredients
 
 

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed skillet.
  • Add garlic and cook for 30-60 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Whisk in heavy cream and bring to bubble. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Slowly whisk in parmesan cheese in small increments, about ¼ to ⅓ cup at a time, melting each addition completely.
  • Season with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • Serve with fettuccine or spaghetti noodles.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 538kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 558mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1905IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 459mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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