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My Semi-Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe

9:00 AM
Get dinner on the table quickly with this semi homemade alfredo sauce.  Start with a jar and add a few ingredients for an amazing flavor with less work.

I have two picky eaters and one that will eat anything.  My kids are also learning too cook, and fettuccine alfredo is a quick and easy recipe that they can help with.

When I make fettuccine alfredo, I don't usually make it all in one pan.  We cook the chicken or shrimp and veggies separately and keep the sauce and noodle separate too.



This way we can mix and match and create our own dishes.  One kid eats just noodles, one kid eats just chicken, and one kids eats the veggies and sauce.

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.

Semi-Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe


I'm not a fan of most jarred alfredo sauces.  Most are thin and lack a rich flavor.  My daughter likes to make chicken, broccoli, and noodles for lunch, so I keep a few jars in the pantry for her and for quick meals.

If I'm making something with alfredo sauce for dinner, I use my semi-homemade alfredo sauce recipe.

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.



What is Alfredo Sauce Made Of?


Alfredo sauce is made from heavy cream, butter, and Parmesan cheese.  I don't normally have heavy cream or shredded Parmesan cheese in my fridge, so that's why I make a semi-homemade alfredo sauce recipe.

What Can I Add to Alfredo Sauce?


 You can add any of the following to Alfredo sauce:


  • Butter
  • Heavy cream or milk
  • Garlic
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Pepper
  • Basil


How Do You Stretch Alfredo Sauce?


Adding these ingredients for my semi-homemade alfredo sauce recipe definitely stretches it.  You can also just add milk.  If it's too thin, combine 2 tablespoons corn starch and 2 tablespoons of water and stir that into the sauce.

Can I Use Mozzarella Instead of Parmesan in Alfredo?


Yes, you can use either one.  I don't usually have shredded Parmesan cheese in my fridge, so I use mozzarella because I always have that at home.

What's the Best Alfredo Sauce in a Jar?


Since I'm turning mine into semi-homemade alfredo sauce, I usually get mine at Aldi.  As much as I love Aldi, I'm not a huge fan of their alfredo sauce.  Doctoring it up does help though.

I buy one of the following when they are on sale:




Ingredients


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

Directions


Step #1


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


Step #2


Add cubed cream cheese and stir until melted.



Step #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.


Step #4


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

I usually add chicken, broccoli, and sometimes mushrooms.



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

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Semi Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Semi Homemade Alfredo Sauce

prep time: 5 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 35 M
Turn a jar of prepared sauce into semi homemade Alfredo sauce.

ingredients:

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

instructions:

How to cook Semi Homemade Alfredo Sauce

  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).
Calories
166.15
Fat (grams)
15.51
Sat. Fat (grams)
9.15
Carbs (grams)
2.19
Fiber (grams)
0.02
Net carbs
2.17
Sugar (grams)
1.10
Protein (grams)
5.00
Sodium (milligrams)
212.96
Cholesterol (grams)
45.85

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How to make a semi homemade Alfredo sauce recipe. This easy recipe starts with store bought jar of sauce and is made with cream cheese and with half and half, milk, or heavy cream. This takes a basic jar of sauce and turns it into a quick thick and creamy home made sauce. Use for fettuccine or other pasta for simple dinner ideas. This is the best DIY recipe for an almost homemade Alfredo sauce. #alfredo #semihomemade #recipe





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.