This low carb Alfredo sauce is seriously amazing! It only requires three ingredients! Gluten free, LCHF, and keto recipe with video tutorial.
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This classic Italian sauce is creamy and rich. Traditionally the ingredients are heavy cream, butter, Parmesan, salt and pepper. There are many other variations around, often including garlic, egg yolks, flour, bacon, and more! Alfredo is one of the few sauces that I'll buy pre-made in jars, because the carb count is much lower than in most other sauces. I'll order it in restaurants too as I know I'm going to be full by the end of the meal,
But when I stopped to look at how it is made, I was struck by that list of traditional ingredients, which are ALL low carb (and quite high in fat too, I should note)! With a bit of research and testing, I arrived at this recipe which is AWESOME and actually very easy to make. I serve it with meat, fish, and veggies – it's very versatile. You are seriously going to love it!
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So here's my video tutorial, or keep scrolling for the full instructions and printable recipe card!
How to Make Low Carb Alfredo Sauce
To start making the sauce, melt some butter in a saucepan. Add heavy cream, and stir well.
Add grated Parmesan cheese, a quarter cup at a time, whisking well between each addition.
Taste for seasoning and add salt and black or white pepper, as required. And done! Less than 50 words in those instructions and the result is a rich, decadent, creamy sauce.
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You could even add a little chopped parsley for garnish – it depends what you're using it for!!
This low carb alfredo sauce is so smooth, thick, and comforting. It's like a hug in a sauce!
This sauce can be made ahead of time and reheated if necessary. It may separate, but whisking will rescue it! This keto Alfredo sauce works really well with chicken, broccoli, cauliflower and many other dishes. I love combining it with spaghetti squash!
- 1 oz (2 tbs) unsalted butter
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ¾ cup shredded Parmesan
- black or white pepper
- Melt the butter in a saucepan.
- Add the cream and stir well.
- Add the Parmesan, ¼ cup at a time, stirring to incorporate.
- Taste for seasoning, add salt and pepper as required.
- Keep cooking until the sauce has thickened.
Makes about 1¼ cup. 8g net carbs for entire recipe. 2g net carbs per serving based on four servings.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size Quarter of the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 329Total Fat 32gSaturated Fat 20gCholesterol 109mgSodium 323mgCarbohydrates 2gNet Carbohydrates 2gFiber 0gProtein 7g
Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
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How are YOU going to enjoy your low carb alfredo sauce? Let me know in the comments!