Jarred Alfredo sauce could not be more convenient. Trouble is, it doesn’t always taste quite taste the same. Depending on the brand, it can even be kind of bland. So what can you do to improve the flavor? Well thankfully, you have a few different options.
So, how do you make Alfredo sauce in a jar taste better? Adding some additional ingredients is the best way to make Alfredo sauce from a jar taste better. More Parmesan cheese, butter, cream, or even milk will make the sauce richer. Salt and pepper, garlic, along some particular fresh herbs like basil can also help to improve the taste.
In terms of adding ingredients, this is something you really need to test.
Besides, what works for you may not work for everyone else.
You have to go with your preferences here.
And be willing to experiment.
But how can you do this?
Well, let us now look at some simple ways to add flavor!
How Do I Add Flavor To Store Bought Alfredo Sauce?
Adding flavor to a store-bought Alfredo sauce is all about adding the right accompanying ingredients, in the right quantities.
Besides, you do not want your sauce too thick, too runny, or you do not want to overpower the existing ingredients from the sauce you have purchased.
Then there are your preferences.
Love broccoli? Well, add a few florets.
Can’t get enough of garlic? Perhaps be a little more generous with the amount you have.
It also depends on the brand of Alfredo sauce you are using.
So first and foremost, be sure to check the full ingredients list.
It may already be heavy in Parmesan but lacking in butter, for instance.
But once you know what is in the sauce, you can see what new ingredients are going to make all the difference and really add to the flavor.
Nevertheless, here are some recommended ingredients that really help to improve the flavor of this particular sauce:
- Cream Cheese,
- Mozzerlla Cheese,
- Chicken Stock,
- Chicken Broth,
- Crushed Red Pepper,
- Italian Seasoning,
- Dash of Lemon,
- Nutmeg (small pinch),
- White wine
- Cayenne pepper (small pinch)
- Basil leaves,
- Onion powder,
- Cinnamon (small pinch).
Regarding the quantities of each ingredient, well this is something you will need to test.
Regarding spices and herbs, however, less is definitely more with this particular sauce.
Besides, it’s creamy and quite dairy-packed.
That’s the way it should be.
Thankfully store-bought and jarred Alfredo sauce is quite easy to enhance.
It only takes a few cheap and easy to work with ingredients and before you know it, you’ve got something much more appetizing.
Just remember to serve your Alfredo sauce hot. Or at least, warm.
That’s key to a good tasting flavor here.
And once you have your jarred sauce simmering – that’s when you can start to experiment with some of the ingredients referenced above.
Try them at different times, in different ratios, and in different combinations.
You’ll soon find what you like.
And from there, your jarred Alfredo will taste great going forward.
Hi there. I’m Jeremy – a passionate food technologist with several decades in the food industry. With a love for sauces, food, and nutrition, I decided to create WeWantTheSauce. Here I share my experience, knowledge, and recommendations; from ingredients and recipes to storage all the way through to nutrition for every sauce imaginable.