Are you a spice lover and aspiring to make your meal fabulous? This spicy alfredo sauce recipe is a one-shot solution. The temperature drops outside, and we enter the cozy kitchen to create a warm and comforting dinner. How about you?
Learn how to make this spicy alfredo sauce that retains all the classic properties of alfredo sauce, like color and creamy texture, but with a surprising add-on element.
This spicy Alfredo pasta sauce recipe yields deliciously creamy and mildly hot white sauce like this coconut milk alfredo sauce.
It's made with minimal ingredients and ready in under 15 minutes. The best part is the heat in this pasta sauce is highly customizable to your preference.
Are you wondering how to spice up bland alfredo sauce? This post could help you instantly.
Beyond tossing over pasta and serving as a meal, this sauce could be exceptionally suitable for serving as a dip with roasted vegetables or pita chips.
Or think of slathering over the pizza as the topping sauce and make the whole family love you.
Make the meal as you wish, mild or moderately hot, with an effortless recipe. You have pleasing choices of enjoying this spiced sauce(same as this jalapeno hot sauce) in multiple ways.
This simple addition to the classic Alfredo sauce gives it a whole new makeover that tastes exceptionally delicious with the right amount of heat.
To let you know, this is not a copycat recipe of Olive Garden’s spicy alfredo sauce. However, this edition is remarkably addictive, and you keep making it more frequently than you ever think.
Butter. The rich flavors of spicy alfredo sauce depend highly on butter. So, the only alternative that anyone can think of is unsalted butter.
Heavy whipping cream. Like butter, this is the crucial ingredient that makes alfredo sauce luscious. Choose light whipping cream as the low-fat option.
Parmesan cheese. Creates cheesy flavor and beautiful texture. For best results, grate a block of parmesan cheese manually rather than getting the cheese in powder form.
Roasted red pepper flakes. The main ingredient that adds heat and robust flavors. Double up the quantity for intense heat.
Garlic. Adds brightness and vibrancy.
Italian seasoning. It gives the whole song a favor that everyone is screaming for.
How to make
Over medium heat, place a pan. Add butter, cream, and minced garlic.
Allow butter to melt down.
Add Italian seasoning, roasted red pepper flakes, and salt.
Cook for 3-4 hours on low heat or until the mixture thickens.
Add parmesan cheese and stir continuously until the sauce becomes smooth.
Remove the pan from the heat and toss with pasta.
Best ways of serving
Pasta sauce. The primary use of spicy alfredo sauce is to make pasta. You may use penne, spaghetti, or gnocchi; all work perfectly and give satisfactory results.
Pizza topping. Spread generously as it topping layer over the pizza and enjoy that hot pizza that’s creamy and cheesy at the same time.
Dipping sauce. Serve with pita triangles, chips, or jalapeño poppers.
Salad dressing. Drizzle over the salad like, mmmm, as a quick makeover
Glazing sauce. Pour over grilled meat for a flavorful finish.
How to store
To store. Refrigerate the spicy alfredo sauce in an airtight storage container for up to three days.
To reheat. Gently rewarm the sauce in the microwave for a minute or until it turns warm.
To freeze. FreezeSpicy Alfredo sauce in the freezer-safe attic container for up to three months. And to talk, let them overnight in the refrigerator to create a day.
Cajun seasoning. For bold flavors, Cajun might be the right choice; however, do not be generous, as too much Cajun seasoning may turn the color of the white sauce. You may substitute or add the red pepper flakes with red pepper flakes.
Cayenne pepper. It spices up and slightly changes the spicy alfredo sauce’s color for extra heat.
Jalapeno. Add a few slices of jalapeno or habanero for peppery flavors and heat.
Recommended tools to make this recipe
Sauté pan. Easy to use and works excellent for making a one-pot dinner like this.
Measuring tools. What else is needed other than a satisfying tool with good quality?
Printable recipe card
Spicy alfredo pasta sauce
- 2 tablespoon butter cut into chunks
- ⅔ cup heavy whipping cream
- ⅔ cup parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon roasted red pepper flakes
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Place a pan over medium heat. And add butter, cream, and minced garlic.
- Allow butter to melt down.
- Now stir in italian seasoning, roasted red pepper flakes, pepper, and salt.
- Cook for 3-4 in low heat or until the mixture starts to thicken.
- Add parmesan cheese and stir continuously until the sauce becomes smooth.
- Remove the pan from the heat and toss with pasta.
- To store. Refrigerate the spicy alfredo sauce in an airtight storage container for up to three days.
- To reheat. Gently rewarm the sauce in the microwave for a minute or until it turns warm.
- To freeze. Freeze spicy alfredo sauce in the freezer-safe airtight container for up to three months. Let them sit in the refrigerator for a minimum of 12 hours before the day of serving.
- Consistency. Adjust the consistency to thicken, and cook for another 2-3 minutes in low heat. To thin down, stir in heavy cream.