This thick and creamy Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce recipe is so 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!
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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. My recipe is made without egg yolks. I tried to keep it as simple as possible so everyone can make this recipe easily.
The best part about this alfredo sauce recipe is that it is so 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.
When you're learning how to eat gluten free, this will be your go-to sauce for pasta, seafood, appetizers, and many other recipes using this sauce you can think of. It is a comforting dish the whole family will love!
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 options. It is naturally gluten free, nut-free, and is vegetarian. It is the best pasta sauce recipe I have ever made and it is so versatile!
- Many homemade alfredo recipes do not include garlic, but I love my garlic alfredo sauce version. The garlic just 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 it is their favorite gluten free pasta recipe! Serve it over your favorite pasta!
- More importantly, use this handy pasta hack to make sure your pasta is perfectly al dente. Mushy gluten free pasta is horrible! I love this sauce on gluten free spaghetti!
- Garlic - I like to 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.
- Parmesan cheese - You can use only parmesan cheese, or use a combination including romano cheese.
- Black pepper - This is optional.
- Fresh parsley - Another optional ingredient if you like.
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 Gluten Free Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce variation!
Ways To Serve This 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 of 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 this lasagna had zucchini ribbons in place of lasagna noodles. Cheese can hide veggies perfectly!
- This homemade alfredo sauce also tasted incredible on my Gluten Free Pizza Crust recipe!
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
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. If you are looking for vegan alfredo sauce, this is a good recipe to try.
In most cases, alfredo sauce is naturally gluten free. Always check the ingredients just to make sure.
Alfredo sauce does have calcium and protein, but it is not considered healthy due to the heavy cream and high-fat content.
You can use garlic powder in this recipe but it will not have the same rich flavor as using fresh garlic.
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 do 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 and is 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.
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 pot of alfredo sauce and freeze it in either Souper Cubes for family portions, or freeze in an ice cube tray for single-serving portions.
Serve With These Sides:
This alfredo sauce is perfect with gluten free pasta! Check out my alfredo sauce web story too! This post was updated with more information from an older post written in March 2017.
Recipes That Use Alfredo Sauce:
If you want to make an incredible gluten free fettuccine alfredo, give this Gluten Free Alaskan Cod Fettuccine Alfredo recipe a try. 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
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.
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.