Gordon Ramsay Alfredo Sauce: Two Recipes & Alternatives

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While there’s no official Gordon Ramsay alfredo sauce recipe, this article provides some alternative alfredo sauce recipes as well as Gordon Ramsay’s famous white sauce recipe.

Gordon Ramsay White Sauce

Gordon Ramsay White Sauce

White sauce, also known as bechame sauce, is a sauce made with butter, flour, and milk, and is traditionally served with pasta.

Alfredo sauce is similar to white sauce, but it’s richer and heavier than white sauce because it’s made with heavy cream instead of milk, and also contains parmesan cheese, fresh garlic, and fresh parsley. Always make sure your garlic is fresh, because if the garlic has gone bad even just a little, the dish won’t be as good.

Gordon Ramsay’s white sauce is a blend of traditional white sauce and a lower-fat version of traditional alfredo sauce because it’s made with evaporated milk instead of regular milk or heavy cream.

How to Make Gordon Ramsay’s White Sauce

Here’s a step-by-step guide to making Gordon Ramsay’s famous white sauce.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 2 tablespoons bottled grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 ½ cups shredded fresh parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley, for serving


  1. Place the butter in a saucepan and melt over medium heat
  2. Add ¼ cup of water, flour, grated parmesan, salt, and garlic and stir well
  3. Cook for 1–2 minutes until bubbling and thickened
  4. Gradually add the evaporated milk, whisking continuously until the mixture thickens
  5. Add the shredded parmesan and whisk until the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth
  6. Whisk in the remaining ¼ cup of water to thin the sauce if it’s too thick
  7. Serve over pasta and sprinkle with finely chopped parsley and extra parmesan cheese

Traditional Alfredo Sauce

Traditional Alfredo Sauce

Traditional alfredo sauce is made using a method similar to white sauce, but alfredo sauce is different from other white sauces because this sauce is made with heavy cream instead of milk, and contains a few other extra ingredients.

How to Make Alfredo Sauce

Here’s a quick, simple recipe for traditional alfredo sauce.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes


  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 ½ cups shredded fresh parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh parsley


    1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat
    2. Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes
    3. Add garlic and parmesan cheese, whisking constantly as the sauce heats through
    4. Stir in parsley, reserving some for sprinkling on top


  1. Serve over pasta with a sprinkle of parsley and parmesan cheese

Gordon Ramsay Pasta Recipes

Courgetti Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

Gordon Ramsay has created numerous scrumptious pasta dishes. Here are a few popular suggestions:

  • Macaroni Cheese and Cauliflower Bake: This easy-to-make recipe is a unique version of classic mac ‘n cheese. Using a mix of three different cheeses, the sauce gets its tang from the mature cheddar and its smooth, creamy texture from the Lancashire and Cheshire cheeses. Use regular macaroni and fresh cauliflower for a filling meal
  • Gordon’s Carbonara in Under 10 Minutes: Gordon’s carbonara is quick and easy to make, but you need to assemble all the ingredients before you start: frozen peas, streaky bacon, egg yolks, crème fraiche, mushrooms, chili, garlic, parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt and pepper, and parsley. Serve hot over spaghetti
  • Courgetti Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs: This recipe is fairly complicated and involves special equipment and a few steps. You need a spiralizer or a mandolin to make spaghetti from the courgettes. The dish contains courgettes, olive oil, and parmesan cheese for the courgette spaghetti; turkey mince, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, an egg, and salt and pepper for the meatballs; and olive oil, onions, garlic, tomato pureé, canned chopped tomatoes, dried oregano, and balsamic vinegar for the tomato sauce

Making Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo sauce is a rich pasta sauce made by cooking butter, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese in a saucepan on the stove. Traditionally served with pasta, alfredo sauce can be adapted by adding herbs and spices for variety.

Gordon Ramsay’s white sauce is a low-fat variation of alfredo sauce, made with evaporated milk instead of heavy cream, and with flour to thicken the sauce. Gordon Ramsay’s white sauce also contains garlic and is served with parsley for extra flavor.

Useful Tips & Alterations For Making Alfredo Sauce

  • To keep alfredo sauce from separating, don’t allow the sauce to boil rapidly. Boiling scorches the sauce, causing it to separate. Simmer the sauce gently over low heat until the sauce thickens
  • Spice up alfredo sauce by adding some Italian seasoning, dried basil, oregano, or onion powder for extra flavor
  • To correct alfredo sauce that’s too thick, stir in a little hot water from the boiling pasta to thin the sauce before serving
  • For extra-creamy alfredo sauce, add more cheese and stir gently. As the cheese melts, the sauce thickens and becomes creamier
  • Alfredo sauce tastes wonderful on top of frenched chicken or with bits of toasted bacon mixed in
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