Homemade Alfredo sauce is one of the easiest, most flavorful sauce recipes I make. Only 4 ingredients needed and ready in just 10 minutes!\u00a0\n\n\nPrepare yourself for creamy indulgence that is shockingly easy to make and actually healthy -- not usually words to describe homemade Alfredo sauce, am I right?\u00a0 This Alfredo sauce is rich, creamy, cheesy and with just the right amount of garlic. Plus it\u2019s HEALTHY. How awesome is that?\n\nI haven\u2019t always made it this way though. There was a time when my Alfredo sauce wasn\u2019t healthy. Gasp! Heck, I used to buy the canned stuff in the glass jar at some point. Yep, it\u2019s true.\u00a0 Unfortunately, it was full of preservatives and added chemicals to keep it stable on the grocery shelf so it was clearly not good for my body or healthy lifestyle.\n\nNot cool.\u00a0 This had to change. I needed homemade Alfredo and I needed it to be healthy! So I made that happen! And I\u2019m gonna share the steps for how to make Alfredo sauce because I want you to enjoy this awesome homemade Alfredo, too.\n\nAnd I hope you\u2019re excited because this is the best Alfredo sauce!\n\n\nHOW TO MAKE THE BEST HOMEMADE ALFREDO SAUCE\nTo those of you who don\u2019t think it\u2019s that big of a deal to just use the canned stuff or the powdered sauce mixes for your Alfredo from time to time, try this recipe and tell me it doesn\u2019t change your mind.\u00a0 I dare you. Once you learn how to make Alfredo Sauce, you\u2019ll never want to go back. Trust me.\n\nHere are the ingredients for the Alfredo Sauce I used to use (and we bought the more expensive Bertolii brand stuff, too!): Water, Heavy Cream, Butter (Cream, Salt), Parmesan Cheese (Pasteurized Part Skim Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Soybean Oil, Modified Corn Starch, Enzyme Modified Egg Yolk (Egg Yolk, Salt, Enzyme), Romano Cheese made from Cow's Milk (Pasteurized Part-Skim Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Salt, American Sherry Cooking Wine (Wine, Grape Alcohol, Salt, Potassium Metabisulfite [Preservative]), Whey, Yeast Extract, Xanthan Gum, Disodium Phosphate, Garlic Powder, Spices, Natural Flavors.\n\nAnd before that, we used to use the powdered stuff made by Knorr, which includes: maltodextrin, corn starch, wheat flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), parmesan, romano, cheddar and blue cheeses (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), salt, whey, whey protein concentrate, hydrolyzed corn protein, palm oil, natural flavor (soy), nonfat milk*, citric acid, lactic acid, sodium caseinate, soybean oil, spice.\n\nAnd the ingredients for my homemade Alfredo sauce: cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, milk, and garlic powder.\n\nAnd, BTW, making Alfredo sauce at home is very easy so you have no reason not to try it. To make this easy Alfredo sauce, you have to follow only 3 simple steps:\n\n \tadd all ingredients for the healthy Alfredo sauce to a blender and blend until very smooth;\n \ttransfer the mixture to a saucepan and heat over medium heat;\n \theat through, stirring frequently.\n\nExtra tip \u2013-> make sure you don\u2019t overheat because it will begin to separate!\n\n\nWHAT IS ALFREDO SAUCE?\nIn case you're unfamiliar with what Alfredo sauce is or you have always wondered, but were never really sure, Alfredo sauce is an Italian white sauce typically used in pasta dishes. I say typically because I like it on pizza and as a topping to baked potatoes, too. YUMMY.\n\nTraditionally, Alfredo sauce is made with butter, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese. I\u2019ll explain why I don\u2019t use heavy cream or butter in a bit!\u00a0 It's a very dense, thick, and luscious sauce and is absolutely delicious, in my humble opinion.\n\n\nHOW TO THICKEN ALFREDO SAUCE\nIf you\u2019ve tried homemade Alfredo sauce before and the reason you stopped making it at home it\u2019s because it never turned out quite right texture wise, blame it on the cheese!\n\nThe answer to how to thicken Alfredo sauce is parmesan. I recommend freshly grated parmesan, not the one you can buy already grated. The Alfredo sauce thickens easily with freshly grated parmesan. However, if the homemade Alfredo is still not thick enough for you, allow the sauce to stand for a couple of minutes before serving. Alfredo sauce thickens while it cools.\n\nAlso, the fact that this healthy Alfredo sauce recipe requires cottage cheese helps because it's naturally thick, especially when blended.\n\n\nTIPS FOR MAKING HEALTHY ALFREDO SAUCE\nTo make this light alfredo sauce happen, I use only 4 simple ingredients. Before my clean eating era, I used to make Alfredo sauce with butter, garlic cloves, cream cheese, milk, parmesan, salt, and pepper.\n\nNowadays, I\u2026\n\n \treplace cream cheese (or heavy cream) with cottage cheese for more protein and less saturated fat;\n \tuse almond milk instead of milk\u2013 this is just a preference, you can use cow milk if you want;\n \tskip salt because parmesan and cottage cheese is salty enough.\n\nPretty simple substitutions, don\u2019t you think? But they make this homemade Alfredo sauce healthy and still so creamy and delicious.\n\nOh, I almost forgot. I like my Alfredo sauce a little garlicky. So I add a little bit of garlic powder to make it extra special.\u00a0 I use garlic powder, but you can easily sub in whole garlic cloves if you'd prefer.\n\n\nWHAT TO MAKE WITH ALFREDO SAUCE\nThe most obvious answer to what to make with Alfredo sauce is fettuccine Alfredo. Because classics are always amazing. But, since this is healthy Alfredo sauce, you can replace the traditional Fettuccine with whole-wheat fettuccine to make a very healthy yet totes delicious dish. Or with zoodles aka zucchini noodles, like I like to do. Because zoodles are amazeballs and a great low-carb alternative for pasta. If you don\u2019t know how to make them, check out my How To Make Zucchini Noodles post.\u00a0 Spoiler: they're super easy, too!\n\nYou can add chicken to your Alfredo Zucchini Noodles and turn the dish into Chicken Alfredo, another yummy classic.\n\nFor pizza night, you can also use Alfredo sauce instead of tomato sauce if you wanna change up the taste of pizza. Make a whole-wheat pizza crust or a cauliflower pizza crust, top the Alfredo sauce with chicken, spinach, and red onions.\n\n\nHOW LONG DOES ALFREDO SAUCE LAST?\nBefore answering how long does Alfredo sauce last in the fridge, let me tell you a little story about traditional Alfredo sauce (besides the fact that\u2019s not very healthy). I always had problems when I wanted to reheat the homemade Alfredo sauce when following the traditional recipe. The Alfredo sauce always turned into a garlic butter sauce, as opposed to the rich and creamy Alfredo it was when first prepared.\u00a0 Somehow, all the white creamy goodness that makes an Alfredo an Alfredo would just up and disappear. The good news is this doesn\u2019t happen if you use cottage cheese! Hooray!\n\nSo, knowing this, how long does alfredo sauce last in the fridge?\n\nIf you store it properly in mason jars or any air-tight containers, homemade Alfredo sauce lasts for 4*5 days in the fridge.\nCAN YOU FREEZE ALFREDO SAUCE?\nI have more great news, friends - you can freeze Alfredo sauce too! How freaking amazing, right? You can double or even triple my Alfredo recipe and freeze it for later. If you do this, you can make your favorite Alfredo dishes whenever the cravings hit without settling for the canned Alfredo filled with bad ingredients. Alfredo dishes healthy and guilt-free? Yes, please!\n\nTo freeze Alfredo sauce\u2026\n\n \tallow the sauce to cool;\n \ttransfer the homemade Alfredo to Ziploc bags or freezer-safe airtight containers;\n \tthen place in the freezer.\n\nFrozen Alfredo sauce lasts for 3-4 months.\u00a0 It may not be quite as creamy and smooth when you reheat it, but it will still be creamy and delicious.\n\n\nHOW TO REHEAT ALFREDO SAUCE\nThe best thing about this homemade Alfredo is that, when you\u2019ll reheat it, you won\u2019t run into the problems I had in the past. Thank you cottage cheese for making this possible!\n\nHowever, whether you reheat Alfredo sauce from frozen or from the fridge, make sure you stir well while reheating. And reheat it in a saucepan gradually, stirring frequently, to keep it from burning.\u00a0 This was will also help to prevent the cheese from curdling so the easy Alfredo sauce will be just as good as when you made it.\n\n\n3 MORE HEALTHY SAUCE RECIPES\nThis Alfredo recipe is not the only sauce recipe I like to make. In fact, I really love to make my own sauce recipes. Homemade sauce recipes are just the best. You can adjust the taste and you have full control over the ingredients. I am all for that!\nPESTO SAUCE\nIf you have fresh basil, pine nuts, olive oil, and parmesan, you gotta make this Pesto Sauce!\n\n\n\nThis Pesto Sauce is super quick and easy to make (ready in just 5 minutes!) and it\u2019s delicious and versatile. Get the recipe.\nCAULIFLOWER CHEESE SAUCE\nCheck out this Cauliflower Cheese Sauce and be amazed by cauliflower\u2019s awesomeness. Cauliflower can turn many recipes into healthy recipes. Cheese sauce is not an exception.\n\n\n\nThe sauce is creamy, cheesy, and so yummy. And you won\u2019t even notice the cauliflower. Get the recipe.\nHOW TO MAKE ROASTED TOMATO SAUCE\nLearn How to Make Roasted Tomato Sauce and enjoy the amazing flavors of tomatoes all year long.\n\n\n\nThis Roasted Tomato Sauce doesn\u2019t compare to the canned one. It\u2019s deep, vibrant, and at least 100 times more delicious. Get the recipe.\n\n\n\n\t4 Ingredient Homemade Alfredo Sauce\n\t\t\n\t\tHomemade Alfredo sauce is one of the easiest, most flavorful sauce recipes I make. Only 4 ingredients needed and ready in just 10 minutes! \t\n\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\n\t\t24 oz (3 cups) full fat cottage cheese1\/3 cup grated parmesan cheese1 tsp garlic powder1\/2 cup almond milk (or milk of choice), (plus more, as needed, to thin)\t\n\t\n\t\tAdd all ingredients to a blender and blend until very smooth.Add to a saucepan and heat over medium heat.Heat through, but take care not to overheat because it will begin to separate.Toss with noodles and parsley.\t\n\t\n\t\tThis homemade alfredo sauce is serious goodness, and is very versatile, too.\u00a0 I like to use it on pizza as a sauce, noodles, baked potatoes, with shrimp.\u00a0 It's just so dang good and always shocks me how easy it is every time I make it.\u00a0 My kids can't even tell the difference when they try it.\nIf you're worried about the saturated fat in the full fat dairy, check out this post so you understand why it' not a big deal to enjoy this sauce, as long as it's part of a healthy, well-balanced diet.\nI also appreciate how this sauce stores well.\u00a0 If, for some reason it starts to separate, you can also just re-blend it and you should be good to go!\n\t\n\t\n\t\tClean Eating, Healthy Recipe, Make It Healthy, SauceEasyalfredo, alfredo sauce recipe, homemade alfredo sauce\t\n\n\n\nThis post contains\u00a0affiliate links for products I use often and highly recommend.