Alfredo Sauce Recipe: Low Carb Authentic Italian Goodness

An easy, ultra-creamy Alfredo sauce that has just 8 carbs for the whole batch (1.4 carbs per serving). Simple and gluten free, this sauce is great on cauliflower, broccoli, chicken, shrimp... SO many things! store leftovers in the fridge for up to a week.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 273kcal
Author Marye


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan


  • Slowly melt the butter in a heavy sauce pan. Don't let it boil.
  • Whisk the cream into the melted butter.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Don't let it boil!
  • Remove from heat and add the nutmeg and salt.
  • Stir in the Parmesan until it's melted and the sauce is smooth and creamy.


Do not ever let the sauce boil or it will separate into a greasy mess. Always warm it slowly and gently.