Creamy Low Carb Alfredo Sauce With Cream Cheese

An easy, creamy Alfredo sauce is made with cream cheese which keeps is low in carbs and gluten-free. This ultimate Parmesan cheese sauce for low carb diets promises delicious authentic Italian taste with every bite. 
Course Basics
Cuisine Italian
Keyword sauces
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 410kcal


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 oz Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • 1 pinch freshly ground nutmeg
  • salt to taste

Additional Flavor Ideas:

  • lemon zest, parsley, basil, garlic, shallot, white wine, dry sherry, truffle oil, thyme, tarragon


  • Gently melt the butter and cream cheese together in a small pot over low heat, whisking to combine.
  • Add 1/4 cup of the heavy cream, turn heat up to medium low, and stir until combined and hot. Add 1/4 of the Parmesan cheese and stir until melted. Alternate adding the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese in the same fashion until all is incorporated. 
  • Separate one egg and beat the yolk. When the sauce is hot and bubbling lazily, add the egg yolk while whisking. Turn heat a little lower and continue whisking until the sauce coats the back of a spoon about 1-2 minutes more. Adjust seasonings. Thickens as it cools!
  • Makes about 1 1/2 cups. Serves 4 at approximately 1/3 cup per serving. 


Nutrition Facts
Creamy Low Carb Alfredo Sauce With Cream Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Protein 9g18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 41g