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alfredo sauce recipe

20-Minute Bow Tie Pasta Alfredo

Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 16 oz package bow tie pasta
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 12-14 minutes or until al dente, and drain.
  2. Combine heavy cream and butter in a Dutch oven or large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Heat until butter melts, stirring occasionally; be careful not to bring mixture to a boil.

  3. Stir in Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Toss with cooked pasta and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

This Alfredo recipe is excellent with the addition of your favorite veggies (chopped asparagus or broccoli), or with chicken or shrimp. The sauce also works well as a base for white pizza.