How to make a Low Carb Alfredo Sauce


There are very few things in the world that can’t be improved with Alfredo sauce. The thick creamy sauce is good when it is on pizza, or when it is drizzled over a plate of pasta. Alfredo sauce does an excellent job of jazzing up vegetable like broccoli and asparagus. The problem with Alfredo sauce is that it is high in carbohydrates. If you are trying to lose weight on a low-carb diet, one of the first things you are told is to get away from the Alfredo sauce. The good news is that you don’t have to give it up, you just have to change it a little bit. The best news is that the recipe is very simple and very quick to make.

Things You'll Need

  • Ingredients:
  • 3 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • Optional ingredients include
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 T onion or shallot, minced
  • Items you need
  • A saucepan
  • A tablespoon
  • A measuring cup
  • A teaspoon
  • A whisk

How to Make Low Carb Alfredo Sauce

  • Making your low-carb Alfredo sauce will be easier if you already have all of your ingredients measured and ready to go.

  • The first thing you need to do when you are making a low-carb Alfredo sauce is to melt the butter. The best way to melt the butter is to put all three tablespoons of butter directly into your sauce pan and turn the heat on.

  • If you are someone who likes the taste of onion and/or garlic you should add them to your melting butter and let them sauté for a minute or two. One word of caution, do not turn your back on the garlic, it only takes it a second to burn, and once it burns it tastes terrible and you will have to start all over.

  • Once the butter has melted and the garlic and onion are nicely sautéed you should add the rest of your ingredients. You don’t have to worry about adding them in any particular order, just dump all of them in together.

  • Use your whisk to blend the concoction.

  • Allow the Alfredo sauce to simmer for twenty to twenty five minutes. Because it burns easily you should stir the sauce the entire time it is simmering.

  • When all the ingredients have blended together you are ready to add the low-carb Alfredo sauce to your favorite dishes.

Tips & Warnings

  • This recipe makes approximately 4 servings of sauce and there are only 7 carbohydrates in each serving.

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