This keto alfredo sauce is egg, milk, and gluten-free. Flavored with parmesan and romano cheeses. You get all the flavor and no drawbacks with this keto friendly meal!
Is authentic sauce authentic Italian?
No! I was in shock as well. Alfredo sauce is actually named after a man who ran a restaurant in Rome that became popular among American tourist. More info here.
A good movie couple with a great pasta dish is an awesome date for a woman. In my dating life I’ve learned almost all women love pasta dishes. I am quite astonished by this!
So my idea of a possible keto date night had to adapt some sort of pasta dish. Now pasta in itself is a no go for keto. Even whole wheat flour is not keto approved. So the option of zoodles or miracles noodles lie there. Personally, a nice sautéed chicken or shrimp topped with alfredo sauce and a side of cauliflower mash or rice should be pretty effective.
Keto Alfredo Sauce
Typically, alfredo sauce can be made many ways. I have seen a few with flour and milk. Two ingredients that I don’t consume at all. Not to mention the cheese that is typically used is parmesan. For my recipe, I pretty much did what I wanted to do in order to achieve a distinctive yet amazing taste.
Now one note is the sauce is rather thin when hot and the cooler it is the thicker it gets. In addition, even though the sauce is thin it’s thick enough to coat the spoon as you see in the above picture. Meaning whatever you decide to use with it will be covered just fine. Now if you’d like it thicker an egg yolk could be added. Honestly I don’t think it’s needed but that is my personal preference.
Parmesan cheese is the normal but I’ve seen romano in certain dishes. What brought me to my decision was tasting the cheeses by themselves to determine which profile I liked more. Provided that I liked them both, they both went in.
If you are familiar with the flavor profiles of these cheese you will know they can lean a little towards bitter. That isn’t a problem for alfredo sauce especially ones made with a white wine. Yet, I wanted to cut some of the bitterness down by using a sour in the lemon juice. Balance euphoria!
I have a couple of test dishes that I’m going to try out in the near future with this so stay tuned!
My version of keto alfredo sauce is the different you have been searching for. Alfredo sauce comes in a pretty big range of ingredients, but I made sure I kept the basics with a little touch of my own. I am a single man living in the home by myself so portions may need to be doubled for a full family. Kiddos and husbands alike will enjoy the perfect tangy and savory provided from the mixture of cheeses and creams. Keto dinner night has been served.
Keto Alfredo Sauce
- 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
- 1 tablespoon Minched Garlic
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsly
- 1 cup Heavy cream
- 1/2 cup parmesan
- 1/2 cup pecorino romano
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper (1/4 tsp if using coarse)
- 2 tablespoon Lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon Xanthan gum (optional for thickness)
- in a small pot or saute pan turn on medium heat
- melt unsalted butter, minched garlic, and parsley down
- Add in heavy cream, then your parmesan and romano cheeses
- after those have combined toss in lemon juice, salt, and pepper. For a thicker sauce add in xanthan gum at the very in
- This doesn't take long to cook at all, mainly the time for everything to melt down and come together. After everything is combined you're finished!