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Creamy Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Sandi Gaertner
This simple creamy sauce is an easy gluten free Alfredo sauce recipe to make. This recipe is a go-to for pasta, seafood, and appetizers. It is the best homemade Alfredo sauce.
4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Gluten Free Sauces and Marinades
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 294 kcal


  • 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.


  1. Feel free to use fresh basil or dried.
  2. You need to use heavy cream. Do not use half and half.
  3. This homemade Alfredo sauce is great on pasta, vegetables, a pizza sauce, or for a white lasagna.
  4. I have not tested this recipe with dairy-free or vegan ingredients.
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.


Serving: 1gCalories: 294kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 4gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 123mgPotassium: 45mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 923IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 115mgIron: 1mg
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