The Perfect Dupe For Olive Garden’s Alfredo Sauce

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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

  1. 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.
  2. With the heat still on, add the flour and whisk it in. Keep whisking until it thickens, creating a roux.
  3. Stir in the milk and cream.
  4. Stir in the cheese and keep stirring until all the cheese is melted.
  5. Turn off and remove from heat. Continually stir the sauce until it becomes thick (usually about 30 seconds to one minute).
  6. Serve as you wish, usually over pasta. Feel free to add parsley as a garnish to your taste.