Suprema Sauce

Did everyone have a great fourth of July? We went to a couple of parties and enjoyed spending time with some out of town family this weekend. Cliff and I also worked on repainting our kitchen cabinets.  It has been a lot of work and our house has been a complete disaster for a week now.  But, we are almost done and the cabinets look 100% better. All we have left to do is hang the doors and put the hardware back on. We were pretty busy working this weekend so I really wish I had a few more days off to relax. At least it is only a 4 day work week though, right?


I first had this sauce at one of my favorite Italian restaurants, Gianni’s, near our house. As soon as I began to eat my dinner I told Cliff I wanted to recreate it at home. No one in my family is really big on alfredo sauce but they all like this suprema sauce.  I won’t say that suprema sauce is a “light” sauce but it is “lighter” than alfredo sauce. Basically you make an alfredo sauce and a quick marinara sauce and then combine the two.  We like to serve this with penne pasta.  It is not the healthiest meal ever, so I usually serve this as more of a side then a main.  It goes great with chicken cutlets or grilled shrimp. I hope you and your families like this sauce as much as my family.


Here is what you’ll need

Add the tomato sauce to the pot

Add the garlic

And the italian seasoning

Meanwhile in another pot melt the butter with a clove of garlic

Remove the clove of garlic and add the heavy cream

Add the grated cheese

Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste

Continue to stir until all the cheese is completely melted

Combine both sauces together into one pot


4 cups cheese, 2 cups heavy cream: sinful, but delicious



Suprema Sauce

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish


For the Alfredo

  • 4 cup grated cheese (we used a combination of romano pecorino and parmesan)
  • 2 cup heavy cream
  • 1.5 sticks unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, whole

For the Marinara

  • 2 28 oz cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  • Start by heating the tomato sauce, garlic and the Italian seasoning in 1 pot.
  • Bring it to a simmer.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a separate pot.
  • Add a clove of garlic to infuse the butter with the garlic flavor.
Keyword pasta, Sauce