Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Copycat Recipe

Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Copycat Recipe

In 2015. Olive Garden released their Alfredo sauce in a class for anyone to prepare at home. There are things to like about the creamy noodles from an Italian Restaurant chain, it was my turn to decide to conduct some testing to try to perfect this recipe using a handful of my favorite ingredients. Here’s an overview of olive garden’s recipe for Alfredo sauce and some ingredients that the tastebuds will be grateful for in the future. Enjoy!

Serves Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
6 NA 15 min 15 min


For the sauce:

  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic 
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 cups heavy cream
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated and at room temperature
  • ½ cup Romano cheese, grated and at room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp white ground pepper
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Optional: Parsley for topping

For the pasta:

  • 1 lb. Fettuccine or angel hair pasta
  • 8 cups water


  1. Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large pot, then add pasta and cook until al dente.
  2. In a large saucepan, warm butter over medium heat.
  3. Stir garlic into melted butter and let simmer until fragrant (about a minute or two).
  4. Add flour, white pepper, milk, and heavy cream a little at a time and stir until smooth.
  5. Once the sauce has started to bubble, turn the heat down to low.
  6. Add Romano and parmesan and stir continuously until melted.
  7. Once the sauce has thickened, add drained noodles to the sauce and stir together until fettuccine is thoroughly coated.
  8. Add salt, pepper, and parsley, and serve!

Olive Garden Alfredo Recipe


Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 597
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34.7g 45%
Saturated Fat 21.1g 106%
Cholesterol 165mg 55%
Sodium 542mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 48.8g 18%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 23.6g
Vitamin D 24mcg 119%
Calcium 476mg 37%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 218mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Pro tip: to prevent water from boiling over, add half a tablespoon of olive oil to the water. It works wonders!
  • This recipe is great with grilled chicken, salmon, or shrimp!
  • To have a saucier pasta, reduce the number of noodles you use, or multiply the recipe by one-half.

For another fan-favorite Olive Garden recipe, check out how to make copycat Zuppa Toscana.

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