Looking for a slow cooker Alfredo sauce recipe that’s made entirely from scratch? This is the one you’ve been waiting for!
Crock Pot Chicken AlfredoA few months ago, I was tasked with the planning of our ward’s Relief Society Christmas party. In the planning meetings with the activities committee, we decided to do something a little bit different and planned to have a pasta bar for the dinner. We decided to have a slow cooker spaghetti sauce, along with Alfredo sauce. I figured we could easily find a slow cooker Alfredo sauce to use. Well, I was wrong. There are loads of crock pot Alfredo sauce recipes out there…but they all require jarred alfredo sauce. And I really hate the tasted of jarred Alfredo sauce – no matter what the brand! So I was determined to find a recipe that was homemade. Unfortunately, I had a lot of trouble doing this, so I decided to make my own. I thought it turned out really yummy – but with this, I do have to share a few caveats. We made this sauce in two different crock pots – and it turned out differently with each one. I used my Ninja Cooking System, and the sauce thickened up perfectly once it was simmering toward the end, and I added corn starch. I also used my mom’s slow cooker, and it was definitely a bit more liquidy. It still tasted really yummy, and when you put it on the noodles, it wasn’t as big of a deal. However, it definitely didn’t thicken up as much as I would like. Since I have no idea what kind of crock pot you are using, it’s hard to say how it will work with yours. If it does end up being a little more liquidy than you like, just transfer it to the stove for a few minutes so you can thicken it there. Just add a little cornstarch, bring to a simmer, and whisk until done! But either way, here is the recipe!
Crock Pot Alfredo Suace
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon italian season
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1-2 tablespoons corn starch
- Place chicken broth, heavy cream, butter, and seasonings in a crock pot. Cook on high for two hours.
- After two hours, whisk in parmesan cheese and 1 tablespoon of corn starch and mix until combined. Let cook another 15 minutes.
- Make sure the sauce is bubbling and whisk in another teaspoon of cornstarch. If it doesn't thicken up, after a few minutes, transfer to the stove top and whisk over medium heat until reaches desired consistency.
- Add precooked chicken strips to the pot (if desired) and let heat for about 10 minutes or so.
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Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.
Are you able to can this in a mason jar and store in the refrigerator for another use?
I haven’t tried that, I’m sorry!
How many would you say this recipe feeds? And did you keep it in the crock pot during your party? If so, what setting did you turn it too, and did it hold up well?
Hello! We did keep it in the crock pot during the party. I have a warm/buffet setting on mine. We did have to come and mix it every now and then, but it seemed to work okay. One serving of this would probably serve 10 people.
Chelsea @ Life With My Littles says
This is awesome! I had no idea you could make alfredo in the crock pot!