Monday, May 4, 2009

Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

I used to work at Olive Garden and copied this right out of the recipe book. Enjoy!
  • 1 lb unsalted butter (4 sticks)
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 quarts heavy cream
  • 1 lb parmesan cheese
  • 8 fluid ounces white sauce mix (If you can't find this you can use corn starch or flour as a thickener)
  • 1 TSP black pepper
  1. Melt the butter on low setting.
  2. Add minced garlic when butter is about 50% melted.
  3. Add milk and heavy cream and bring to a boil.
  4. Turn heat down and wait about 5-10 minutes.
  5. Add parmesan, pepper, and white sauce mix/base.
  6. Sauce should start to thicken.
  7. Let cool about 10 minutes before serving over pasta.
Yeild: ~0.8 Gallon

Olive Garden does NOT use cream cheese in their alfredo. So if you see an "Olive Garden" recipe that does, it is fake.


  1. Awesome recipe, I'll definitely be trying this one. Thanks!

  2. Regarding the 8oz. white sauce: it says you "cant" use flour or cornstarch to that a typo...should it say 'can?'