October 10th, 2011Dressings & Sauces, Recipes, Sides, VegetarianDiscover Gluten Freedom 2 Comments

This sauce adapted over time for me.  It is very satisfying .  It is a great sauce for a non gluten free person who wants to cook for a gluten free person.  You don’t have to purchase gluten free flour and then not know what you will do with the rest of it.

Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pinch of nutmeg (optional, but I like how it works in the sauce)
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste


  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes, then add garlic, cheese and nutmeg and whisk quickly, heating through.
  2. Top serve over your favorite gluten free pasta and top with fresh ground black pepper.

'2 Responses to “Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce”'
  1. Kathleen Conner says:

    This looks great, thanks for the post.

  2. Vilma says:

    I always crgnie seeing xanthan gum promoted on GF sites. It may be perfectly fine for a lot of people, but it also probably causes problems for a lot of people who don’t realize it. It may be natural but it’s also highly processed, so not really natural and not a good choice for many. (Perhaps agar agar would work just as well?)My understanding is that xanthan gum is grown on corn sugars, so a potential issue for people avoiding corn. It is also high in glutamates so can cause excitotoxicity to brain cells (over exciting brain cells to death) as well as affecting cells of the heart (brain and heart cells are both very high in glutamate receptors).I personally can’t tolerate even small amounts of xanthan gum as it causes my heart to race as well as giving me palpitations, and I get a very weird, zoney, spacey feeling in my head. All of these reactions are lessened greatly by taking GABA and magnesium, which indicates that these reactions appear to be due to xanthan gum being an excitotoxin.I just wanted to provide some food for thought for people who eat xanthan gum and may feel weird reactions afterward.

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