Traditional Alfredo Sauce

Traditional Alfredo Sauce


  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs butter or margerine
  • 2 tbs dried herbs (as above)
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 c. parmesan cheese (or to taste)


Heat butter in heavy sauce pan over medium-low heat. Saute onion and garlic until onion is translucent. Add flour and stir constantly for 20-30 seconds. Reduce heat and slowly add cream. Stir constantly and whisk any lumps. Add herbs and nutmeg. Slowly add cheese. When cheese has melted, bring briefly to a boil to thicken to desired consistancy. Toss with favorite pasta.

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