This is the Best Alfredo Sauce Recipe! It’s a homemade copycat version of the famous Princess Cruises recipe made with heavy cream, butter, Parmesan cheese, and a secret ingredient that makes this simple sauce super rich and creamy! It only takes 10 minutes to make!
Alfredo Sauce Recipe
This homemade Alfredo Sauce is was pasta sauce dreams are made of, it’s a rich and creamy white cheese sauce that’s perfect for coating fettuccine or dipping breadsticks in.
This recipe is a copycat version of the amazing Sauce Princess Cruises serves aboard their fleet of ships and I’m excited to be partnering with them on this post to share the recipe with all of you!
I’ve been all over the world in the past few years, but it wasn’t until about two months ago that I went on my very first cruise. Thanks to Princess Cruises, I was able to walk the white sand beaches of the Caribbean, browse colorful locally-owned shops, and even lounge in a real-life tiki bar off the coast of Mexico.
I’ve been in planes, trains, and automobiles, but to be honest, before boarding the Crown Princess cruise ship, I was a little apprehensive about taking a vacation at sea. Aside from wondering what exactly to pack for a week on the turquoise water, I was a little afraid that we’d run out of things to do while in between ports.
But one of my biggest concerns (because I think with my stomach) centered around what there’d be to eat on the ship. After all, we’d be “stuck” with the choices that were given to us – right?
As soon as I stepped aboard, I realized that boredom was not going to be a problem on the Crown Princess. There were more activities available than anyone could tackle in a week, from playing on a mini-golf course, to watching culinary demonstrations, to trying our luck at the onboard casino, and so much more!
Of course, we could also sun, swim, and soak to our heart’s content at any of the pools and hot tubs on deck. Usually with a frosty strawberry daiquiri in hand 😉
As for the food, I’d never thought that a cruise line could be known for its amazing fare, but this was another preconception that was shattered by my experience with Princess Cruises.
Before my vacation, I wondered if there would be enough choices to cater to my cravings day by day, and whether all the food would be frozen or packaged (we would be on the water, after all!).
But I’m happy to report that the huge assortment of quality, fresh food was one of the most pleasant surprises I discovered on my first cruise.
And you never have to worry about being hungry after everything’s closed; some dining options are available 24 hours a day like the International Cafe (OMG – the Almond Croissants – AMAZING!) and Room Service!
On the Crown Princess, there are restaurants and dining options galore for vacationers of all ages. The main kitchen is constantly cooking to ensure that everything stays fresh, baking bread around the clock, serving up sauces made from scratch, and even offering steaks that are aged and hand cut on board (just to name a few). And you must know about their homemade ice cream, which was made in batches every single day!
Needless to say, Princess Cruises have an amazing array of tasty foods from casual burgers to decadent multi-course meals for any mood or palate.
But out of all the drool-worthy choices available for hungry vacationers (including hardcore foodies like me), one of the best dishes served on the cruise line is their famous Alfredo sauce.
I can tell you from experience, there’s a reason that this homemade sauce is renown. Rich, creamy, and made from scratch, the pasta Alfredo was one of the best meals I enjoyed during my week on the Crown Princess.
And everyone loves alfredo, right? And I promise the Olive Garden version doesn’t even compare to this recipe!
When I had a craving for it the week after arriving back home, I decided to whip up an easy copycat recipe — including the chef’s secret ingredient!
Not only does this recipe mimic the one served on Princess Cruises, it’s a scrumptious take on the classic comfort food that’s sure to become a favorite meal in your home.
In this version, heavy cream and butter blends with tangy parmesan cheese and a touch of cracked pepper and sea salt, then eggs yolks – the secret ingredient – add depth and richness to the sauce.
This dish proves that simplicity is oftentimes best, this sauce should be made with just a handful of quality ingredients, you won’t find any cream cheese in this recipe and it tastes incredible over plain pasta or with the addition of sautéed broccoli and grilled chicken. And if you’re really feeling crazy, add a handful of bacon crumbles!
The best thing about this recipe (other than how tasty it is) is that it takes about 10 minutes to make! Top each delicious bowlful with a sprinkling of fresh parmesan cheese, and you’ll have a restaurant-quality dinner that everyone in the family will be begging for.
While I can only daydream about palm trees and tropical temperatures this winter, the best way to get a “taste” of my Caribbean vacation is by making this copycat Alfredo sauce recipe.
Whenever I need a quick escape — even if it’s just for dinner — I’m going to indulge in a creamy bowl of Homemade Fettuccine Alfredo… until my next Princess Cruise, of course!
What Do You Need to Make Alfredo Sauce?
- Egg Yolks
- Heavy Cream
- Parmesan Cheese
- Black Pepper
- minced garlic or garlic powder (optional)
How Do You Make Homemade Alfredo Sauce?
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and heavy cream.
- Once the butter has melted, slowly add the egg mixture to the pan, whisking continuously.
- Continue to whisk for about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper, let Parmesan fully melt. The mixture should coat the back of a wooden spoon.
- Add cooked pasta to the pan and toss to coat.
- Remove from heat and garnish with additional Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.
- Serve immediately.
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This is the Best Alfredo Sauce Recipe! It's a homemade copycat version of the famous Princess Cruises recipe made with heavy cream, butter, Parmesan cheese, and a secret ingredient that makes this simple sauce super rich and creamy! It only takes 10 minutes to make!
Add butter to a large, high-lipped pan, and melt over medium heat. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and heavy cream.
Once the butter has melted, slowly add the egg mixture to the pan, whisking continuously. Continue to whisk for about 5 minutes.
Stir in the Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper, let Parmesan fully melt. The mixture should thicken and coat the back of a wooden spoon once done.
Add cooked pasta to the pan and toss to coat. Remove from heat and garnish with additional Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
If you're a garlic lover, try adding a teaspoon of minced garlic or garlic powder with the butter.