Alfredo sauce is an American invention, and ironically enough, it’s one of Olive Garden’s best sellers. This delicious sauce is surprisingly easy to make. Below is a perfect dupe for the much more expensive Olive Garden sauce.
3 oz butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic and finely chopped
2 tablespoons flour
1 ½ cup milk
1 ½ cup heavy cream
½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
½ cup Romano cheese grated
Prep and cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves up to four people
- Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the finely chopped garlic to the melted butter and cook for no longer than 2 minutes, but no less than 30 seconds. You’ll want to keep it sauteeing until the garlic becomes fragrant.
- With the heat still on, add the flour and whisk it in. Keep whisking until it thickens, creating a roux.
- Stir in the milk and cream.
- Stir in the cheese and keep stirring until all the cheese is melted.
- Turn off and remove from heat. Continually stir the sauce until it becomes thick (usually about 30 seconds to one minute).
- Serve as you wish, usually over pasta. Feel free to add parsley as a garnish to your taste.