Cream Cheese Alfredo Sauce

15 minute Cream Cheese Alfredo Sauce served with pasta and peas

15 Minute Easy Cream Cheese Alfredo Sauce is a quick, rich, and flavorful sauce makes your weeknight mealtime even easier!

Alfredo Sauce is one of those things that literally everyone in my family will agree on. Seriously, what’s not to love? Butter, cheese, cream… and it’s generally served over a pasta recipe, because carbs coated in creamy sauce is quite possibly the perfect food…I mean as long as you’re not counting your calories/carbs/fat/macros or whatever the diet of the month is.

I make a pretty mean and super simple Fettuccine Alfredo. But if you’re looking for something a little different, and extra creamy, this easy cream cheese alfredo sauce is a MUST try!

Why add Cream Cheese to Alfredo Sauce?

Using cream cheese in your alfredo sauce is a no brainer! It’s ridiculously easy, ultra creamy, and doesn’t do that thing that alfredo sauces sometimes do…you know, when they separate or gets way too thick. Adding cream cheese to alfredo sauce is almost like a shortcut way to add creaminess and flavor!

Cream Cheese Alfredo Sauce

Of course, the longer this alfredo sauce simmers or sits off the heat, the thicker it will get, but it always stays creamy and pourable, which is fantastic for serving over tortellini, which my kids love.

You can add peas, mushrooms, chicken, bacon… whatever you want to make this cream cheese alfredo sauce your own. This sauce works perfectly with pretty much everything! You could even use it on white pizza, or on top of a grilled steak!

Cream Cheese Alfredo Sauce

Cooking Tip for Alfredo Sauce

I start to make the cream cheese alfredo sauce once put the water on to boil for the pasta. This way everything comes together at the same time.

You really can’t ask for an easier, more filling, or family friendly meal for a weeknight dinner!

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15 minute Cream Cheese Alfredo Sauce served with pasta and peas

Cream Cheese Alfredo Sauce

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 2/3 cups of sauce 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Dinner


This is such a quick a creamy pasta sauce, that you can make in under 15 minutes!


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (8- ounce) package cream cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat melt the butter, cream cheese, and garlic together, stirring very frequently.
  2. Add milk and whisk constantly until smooth and warm.
  3. Add in Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper and stir until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Serve over your favorite pasta.


Sauce will thicken as it cools, or if simmered too long. If this happens, just add a little more milk.

I used whole milk for this recipe, but you can also use 2%.

This makes enough sauce to coat 1 pound of pasta

Keywords: alfredo, cream cheese, dinner, pasta, recipe

2 Responses

  1. Carrie

    Didn’t mention to simmer to thicken so I spent a good amount of time waiting for it to thicken. It didn’t really thicken up while on the stove but it eventually did enough after I added it to the pasta and let it sit a bit. Added bacon and it was pretty good. Next time will also add mushrooms and chicken.

  2. Vicki Skonieczny

    Hey Shelly,
    I tried this sauce last night and mixed it with Gemelli pasta, shredded cooked chicken and asparagus…………….delicious! Love that you can add anything to this quick, easy sauce and make it a complete meal. I was sweating it a little when the cream cheese still had a few lumps before I added the milk, but as soon as I added the milk it all came together beautifully. Thanks for another great recipe.

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