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My Semi-Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe

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Making alfredo sauce from scratch takes forever, and jarred sauce is just too plain for my taste.  This semi-homemade sauce starts with a jar, but it quickly turns in to a thick, creamy sauce that tastes completely homemade.

Feel free to use 2 percent milk instead of cream and low-fat cream cheese.  I've made it with both substitutions, and it tasted creamy and delicious.

I added sauteed chicken and mushrooms for our meal.  I served it with homemade garlic bread and a salad.


  • 1 jar prepared alfredo sauce
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheeses
  • 1 teaspoon basil 


1.  Heat alfredo sauce in large saucepan over medium to high heat.  

2.  Add cubed cream cheese and stir until melted.

3.  Let come to a slow boil and reduce heat to low.  Add cream and lemon juice.  I used milk, and I put it in the empty jar and shook it before adding it to the pan.

4.  Add basil and shredded cheese.  Stir until melted. If too thick, add more cream (or milk).

If you try it, be sure to let me know how you like it!

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.