Monday, February 3, 2014

Olive Garden Copycat Alfredo Sauce


The decadent creamy Alfredo sauce from Olive Garden can now be enjoyed in your own home with this scrumptious copycat recipe loaded with cheese, cream and a special ingredient to really take it over the top.


My family and I really enjoy the dishes at some of our favorite restaurants.  However we do not love eating out.  So, I take some of our favorite recipes and recreate them so we can enjoy them at home.

Last time we polled our Facebook fans, our number 1 requested copycat was Olive Garden's Alfredo Sauce.  Being one of Chad's favorites, we absolutely knew this needed to be our next copycat recipe that we brought you.

Alfredo sauce is a white cheese sauce made with Parmesan cheese.  But this Olive Garden copycat is really done right with the addition of egg yolks to give it an incredible richness that will surprise your taste buds!

With love from our kitchen table to yours!  XO

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Olive Garden Copycat Alfredo Sauce

2 cups half and half (or 1 cup milk and 1 cup heavy cream)
1 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
½ cup fresh shredded Romano cheese
4 large egg yolks
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (or white)

In a medium heat safe bowl, whisk egg yolks until lightened in color.  Set aside.

Whisk together butter, garlic and half & half, bring to a simmer, in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Add cheeses and whisk to combine.  Remove from heat.  Slowly pour 1 cup of cheese mixture into egg yolks, while whisking.  Be careful to pour slowly and whisk while pouring to prevent the eggs from scrambling.

Pour egg mixture back into saucepan over low heat and whisk until well combined.  Add salt and pepper.  Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.  Alfredo sauce will thicken as it cools.

Serve and enjoy!
 

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Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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38 comments:

  1. OMG OMG thank you....I won't even tell you how I order a side of this sauce just to dip the breadsticks in!

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    1. pretty sure you just told us.

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  2. Add a sprinkle of nutmeg to sharpen the flavours!

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    1. You are absolutely correct about adding a sprinkle of nutmeg... but it should be fresh, whole nutmeg that you grate yourself... don't buy the ground nutmeg in the spice isle of your local grocery store; there is a difference in taste.

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  3. This was amazing!!!!! A new family favorite, my kids loved it. Thank you for posting!

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  4. Unbelievably sensational! Thanks so much for the recipe.

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  5. Unbelievably sensational! Thanks for the recipe.

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  6. I have the exact OG recipe from a OG chef. There are no eggs in it and a lot more butter.

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    1. Anonymous please share your recipe.

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    2. What is the recipe you follow? Please? If its the same from olive garden and a chef there I would love to know the real one!

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  7. I've been making the same sauce for over 20 yrs. I got mine off the back of the Ronzoni fettuccine pasta box.

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    1. I also got the recipe off the box, however, did it not call for 1 egg yolk and some sour cream? I have not made it for ages due to health reasons.

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  8. I work at Olive Garden and that is not the recipe for Alfredo.... It is However the recipe for Carbonara sauce.

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    1. It's actually not the recipe for either. This is my copycat version of their sauce. NOT Olive Garden recipes. Thanks for the input! Hope you enjoy it.

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    2. 1 cup milk +1 cup LIGHT cream=2 cups half and half

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    3. Sorry, Michelle, but this nothing like Carbonnara sauce.

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    4. haha this is definitely NOT Carbonara sauce, as it does not have bacon.....you certainly are not a chef there!!

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  9. A pinch of nutmeg....that's the secret ingredient in Alfredo.

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  10. They use heavy cream, whole milk, fresh garlic, flour sal,pepper and parm cheese, not the fresh grated but the sprinkle kind. No eggs. I used to work there making sauce.

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  11. I forgot...butter, a lot more than you posted

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  12. Sorry, not even close to Olive Garden's. The flavor was pretty good but the eggs gave it a weird texture.

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    1. The eggs may have scrambled while you were cooking them. Ours was perfectly smooth. Try it again if you like the flavor and strain the sauce if necessary. Enjoy!

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  13. If you make this recipe without the eggs do you think it would still turn out alright?

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    1. Absolutely! The cheeses provide all the richness you need. Enjoy!

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  14. I worked at I believe to be the first olive garden in kissimmee Florida on orange blossom trail back in the eighties when they made everything right there THIS is not the recipe the real recipe is so much easier and taste just like it. half and half knorr white sauce mix and sprinkle it from a can parm cheese and butter.Any questions mark256@neo.rr.com...

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    1. This is not meant to be their recipe, this is my version of their Alfredo Sauce (a copycat) That recipe you gave is so sad. Hopefully they have changed to real ingredients in the last 30 years. Thanks for stopping by mark!

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  15. I don't put eggs in mine. Don't think I'd try this recipe. If you use heavy cream and butter, you won't need the eggs. And FRESH finely grated cheeses make a HUGE difference.

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  16. The recipe for their alfredo sauce is right on the Olive Garden website..... this copycat is pretty darn close, and YES they use egg yolk also...

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  17. yes it is
    http://www.olivegarden.com/recipe/alfredo-sauce/man-imp-reci-prd-69

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  18. I always add a dash or two of hot sauce to every creamy white sauce recipe. It just adds a tiny bit of zing.

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  19. Made this about a month ago. Making it again this weekend - so good! Added chicken, broccoli, and mushrooms.

    An instant favorite with the girlfriend.

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  20. Can someone please tell me how many servings this makes. There are 6 people in my family.just need to know if I need to make more than one. Thanks

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  21. this recipe is good for how many people? 2?

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  22. There are two different points when you say to remove from heat. Which is correct? Or are you actually supposed to turn the heat back on at some point? If so, how high for how long?

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    1. Both are correct. The first time you are going to return to low heat and then remove again. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

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