This thick and creamy Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce recipe is easy to make! You can use this decadent white sauce in so many recipes besides pasta! It is so versatile! If you are looking for the best gluten free alfredo sauce recipe, you can make this recipe in under 20 minutes!
One of my favorite things about this gluten free alfredo sauce is that it is easy to make from scratch. This delicious recipe is one of my favorite gluten free pasta sauce recipes because it has all of my favorite flavor profiles; garlic, olive oil, and parmesan.
There are different ways to make Alfredo. I prefer Alfredo without egg yolks. I tried to keep this homemade Alfredo recipe as simple as possible so everyone could make this recipe easily.
The best part about this creamy gluten free white sauce recipe is that it is much better than anything from a jar! It is made from simple ingredients and none of those hard-to-pronounce chemical additives. There is a reason Alfredo sauce is so popular at Italian restaurants!
Serve this white cheese sauce over my Gluten Free Fettuccine Alfredo.
Why This Recipe Is Popular:
- This tasty Alfredo sauce is ready in just a few minutes and has only 4 simple ingredients plus a couple of flavor options. It is naturally gluten free, nut-free, and vegetarian. It is the best pasta sauce recipe I have ever made and is so versatile!
- Some homemade alfredo recipes do not include garlic, but I love my garlic alfredo sauce version. The garlic adds an extra zing of flavor to my recipes.
- This creamy Alfredo pasta is a huge hit with the kids! It has a great flavor and is their favorite gluten free pasta recipe! Serve it over your favorite pasta!
Dip these Gluten Free Breadsticks or these Gluten Free Garlic Knots into the sauce!
- Garlic - I use a garlic press to mince my garlic into tiny bits. Jarred garlic is okay, but the pieces of garlic are larger.
- Heavy Cream - Use heavy whipping cream for this recipe. Half and half will not work.
- Basil - fresh or dried is fine.
- Olive Oil - Use extra virgin olive oil.
- Parmesan Cheese - You can use only parmesan cheese or a combination including romano cheese.
- Black Pepper - This is optional.
- Fresh Basil - Optional
Tip For Success:
More importantly, use this handy pasta hack to ensure your pasta is cooked perfectly al dente. Mushy gluten free pasta is horrible!
How To Make Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce:
Step 1: Simmer the olive oil with minced garlic over low heat for 2 minutes.
Step 2: For best results, continue to simmer the sauce on low heat. Add the heavy cream and a splash of more olive oil. Turn up the temperature to medium-low heat and bring to a gentle boil.
Step 3: Continue to simmer, and add the parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Feel free to toss in some fresh basil or parsley if you like! As this sauce simmers, it gets a great creamy texture! Serve it hot.
In the fall, try this tasty Gluten Free Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce variation!
Ways To Serve This Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce:
There are so many ways to serve this homemade sauce besides serving it over pasta!
- If you are looking for a delicious vegetable option, drizzle this gluten free Alfredo sauce over a Whole Roasted Cauliflower. Does this make you think about all the delicious pasta dishes you can use this quick and easy gluten free sauce with?
- This sauce is also delicious in this Super Cheesy Zucchini Ribbon Lasagna Alfredo. My picky kids didn't even notice that this lasagna had zucchini ribbons instead of lasagna noodles. Cheese can hide veggies perfectly!
- This homemade alfredo sauce also tasted incredible on my Gluten Free Pizza Crust recipe!
- This Gluten Free Alaskan Cod Fettuccine Alfredo recipe is really good. You can make it with or without the cod, but my fish-hating kids love it with the cod. How weird is that?
- You can even use this as a delicious sauce for this Gluten Free Flatbread recipe.
What to Serve With Alfredo:
It would be very difficult to use non-dairy milk products in this recipe and get that same classic flavor. Because of this, I have not tested this Alfredo with dairy-free alternatives. This is a good recipe to try if you are looking for vegan Alfredo sauce.
In most cases, Alfredo sauce is naturally gluten free. Always check the ingredients label to make sure.
My favorite gluten free pasta is by Jovial. It has the best texture compared to other gluten free pasta brands. I also like Tinkyada (rice pasta), Bionaturae (corn and rice combination), and Sam Mills (corn pasta). I also like Banza because it is a high-protein pasta, but the bean flavor doesn't go well with the Alfredo flavor.
A white sauce or béchamel is a French sauce typically made with a roux, while Alfredo sauce is not. The Alfredo sauce originates in Italy.
Alfredo sauce will last in the fridge for about 4 days. Be sure to store it in an air-tight container, as mentioned below. If you prefer, you can freeze the Alfredo sauce.
This is my favorite product! You can freeze leftover soup, pasta sauce, chili, stews, and even smoothies in single-serving portions!
Store this homemade gluten free alfredo sauce in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can also freeze this sauce! Make a large Alfredo sauce and freeze it in either Souper Cubes (pictured above) for family portions or in an ice cube tray for single-serving portions.
Creamy Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce Recipe
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup heavy cream * see note
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese * see note
- fresh basil or parsley optional
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a pan, heat olive oil for 2 minutes over low heat. Add the minced garlic.
- For best results, continue to simmer the sauce on low heat. Add the heavy cream and a splash of more olive oil. Turn up the temperature to medium-low heat and bring to a gentle boil. Simmer for 4-5 minutes.
- Turn the head down to low and sprinkle in parmeasan cheese, salt, and pepper.
- Simmer 2 minutes and drizzle on vegetables, or toss into cooked pasta.
- Feel free to use fresh basil or dried.
- You need to use heavy cream. Do not use half and half.
- This homemade Alfredo sauce is great on pasta, vegetables, a pizza sauce, or for a white lasagna.
- I have not tested this recipe with dairy-free or vegan ingredients.
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
This post was updated with more information from an older post written in March 2017.
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Super easy to make, creamy and so delicious. I served over gf corn fettuccine
I am so glad you loved the recipe. Thank you very much.
Alfredo is such a versatile sauce, it tastes good with so many different types of foods. This recipe sounds delightful.
I hope you enjoy Rae :-).
Tracy | Baking Mischief
Mmmmm. Alfredo sauce is one of my faves. I've never tried it over cauliflower though, what a great idea! I usually make mine with butter, so I'm curious to try it with olive oil instead, but I am like you in that garlic is a must! 😉
I will have to try it with butter Tracy, sounds so good!
Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy
I love a good Alfredo sauce, and yes, I cannot do without the garlic either! Yumm!
We need to start a garlic in alfredo club :-).
Looks and sound delicious! Easy, too!
Thank you Dan 🙂