Low Carb Alfredo Sauce Recipe



A good Alfredo sauce recipe can turn just about any dish into a luxurious meal, and best of all, it's naturally high in fat and low in carb, making it a perfect choice for a ketogenic diet.

Interestingly, Alfredo sauce was invented in 1914 in Rome, Italy, and the restaurant where it began is still in business today.

The recipe I developed below includes a touch of ham for a truly spectacular taste treat. It's adapted from George Stella's Livin' Low Carb cookbook.


Ellen's Alfredo Sauce Recipe

  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup minced baked ham
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1.5 cups freshly grated asiago cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon granuated garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon herb of your choice (parsley, basil, thyme are good - optional)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

To make the sauce:

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the ham and saute for about 3 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the cream and egg yolk and cook for 5-6 minutes more, reducing the heat to medium low.
  4. Add the granulated garlic and grated cheese and whisk in. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Add to your favorite vegetable or chicken dish. This is particularly good over chicken and broccoli.
  6. Serve immediately.

Smoked Gouda Alfredo Sauce

Here's a interesting variation on the Alfredo sauce idea. Smoked gouda gives a creamy, smoky taste to the sauce. It's wonderful over cooked spinach or just about any vegetable. It's also excellent over omelets.

  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1.5 cups freshly grated smoked gouda cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

To make the sauce:

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Whisk in the cream and egg yolk and cook for 5-6 minutes more, reducing the heat to medium low.
  3. Add the grated cheese and whisk in. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.


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