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Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo – Fettuccine pasta in a rich and creamy homemade Alfredo sauce. Made with just 5 simple ingredients, this dish is ready to serve in under 30 minutes. The BEST Fettuccine Alfredo recipe!

Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Fettuccine Alfredo is an Italian pasta dish consisting of fettuccine pasta tossed in a rich and creamy cheese sauce.

The sauce is traditionally made with butter and Parmesan cheese. It can be made even creamier with the addition of heavy cream, which we have done for this recipe.

This Fettuccine Alfredo is incredibly rich and creamy, made from only 5 simple ingredients, and is ready to serve in just under 30 minutes.

Perfect for those busy weeknights!

Looking for more pasta dishes? Check out our Buttered Noodles, Creamy Garlic Pasta, and our Easy Macaroni Cheese.

Fettuccine Alfredo

Ingredients you’ll need

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe. You can find the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their measurements.

  • Dry fettuccine pasta
  • Unsalted butter
  • Garlic clove: Minced.
  • Double/heavy cream
  • Parmigiano Reggiano or Parmesan: Freshly grated. Store-bought grated cheese can be too grainy, which may result in grainy sauce.
  • Ground nutmeg: Optional.
  • Salt and black pepper: To taste. I add about 1/2 teaspoon of each.

How to make Fettuccine Alfredo

To make this dish, simply cook the pasta as instructed on the packet, adding a tablespoon of salt to the pot of water. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup (60ml) of the water, and set aside.

While the pasta cooks, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add the garlic and stir until fragrant – about 1 minute.

Add the cream and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for 3 minutes until thickened slightly.

Remove from the heat.

Gradually add the Parmesan, whisking until completely melted and combined. Add the nutmeg and season with salt and pepper.

At this point, the sauce will be a little on the thick side. Add the reserved pasta water and whisk until combined.

Fettuccine Alfredo

Add the drained pasta and toss to coat.

Garnish with parsley and extra Parmesan if desired, and serve immediately.

The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

Fettuccine Alfredo
Fettuccine Alfredo

This Fettuccine Alfredo is:

  • incredibly rich and creamy
  • made from only 5 simple ingredients
  • ready to serve in under 30 minutes
  • perfect for busy weeknights!

Recipe Variations

Here are a few ideas on what to add to this dish. The options are endless, but here are some of our favourites.

  • Add protein: Serve with some grilled chicken, shrimp, or even crispy bacon.
  • Add vegetables: Throw in some steamed or roasted broccoli or asparagus.

How to Store Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo is best served as soon as you make it, but it can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Reheat with a bit of water or butter in a saucepan over low heat.

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Fettuccine Alfredo
Fettuccine Alfredo

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Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Fettuccine pasta in a rich and creamy homemade Alfredo sauce. Made with just 5 simple ingredients, this dish is ready to serve in under 30 minutes. The BEST Fettuccine Alfredo recipe!

Ingredients

  • 10 oz (300g) dry fettuccine pasta
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (300ml) heavy cream
  • 1 cup (100g) Parmigiano Reggiano or Parmesan, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta as instructed on the packet, adding a tablespoon of salt to the pot of water. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup (60ml) of the water, and set aside.
  2. While the pasta cooks, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the garlic and stir until fragrant - about 1 minute.
  4. Add the cream and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for 3 minutes until thickened slightly. Remove from the heat.
  5. Gradually add the Parmesan, whisking until completely melted and combined. Add the nutmeg and season with salt and pepper.
  6. At this point, the sauce will be a little on the thick side. Add the reserved pasta water and whisk until combined.
  7. Add the drained pasta and toss to coat. Garnish with parsley and extra Parmesan if desired, and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 servings Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 766Total Fat: 58gSaturated Fat: 36gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 446mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 18g

Nutrition information is an estimate only. For the best accuracy, use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used for the recipe.

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