EASY Homemade Alfredo with Cream Cheese

This cream cheese alfredo sauce is smooth, creamy and has the perfect texture and flavor! Simple to whip up and always a family favorite.

Alfredo is one of my all-time favorite pasta dishes. The sauce is to die for and so creamy and delicious. Give me a big bowl of fettuccine alfredo with a warm breadstick and a chopped salad and I am in literal heaven!

I don’t know about you, but alfredo is my weakness. Whenever we go out for Italian, it’s usually what I always end up ordering. Especially this pregnancy. Olive garden breadsticks with a big bowl of alfredo for dipping please. Bring on all the carbs! 😉 Luckily I can make the alfredo sauce easily at home whenever the craving strikes.

1/2 cup salted butter
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
3 ounces cream cheese
2 cups heavy whipping cream (1 pint, could use half and half)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning (optional)
salt and pepper (to taste)
3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 pound fettuccine

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add the garlic and cook for one minute.
Add in the cream cheese. Next whisk in the cream and garlic powder. Season with Italian seasoning if desired.
Increase the heat to medium low heat and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes, whisking occasionally.
Stir in parmesan cheese and allow to melt. Taste and salt and pepper as needed. Toss with hot fettuccine and serve immediately.