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Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo is tender pasta in a luscious cream sauce with garlic and fresh parmesan cheese. A classic Italian-American favorite, alfredo pasta is easy to make at home with simple ingredients.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 963 kcal


  • 1 pt heavy cream
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 small clove garlic minced
  • pinch nutmeg
  • tsp kosher salt to taste
  • 1 pinch fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 lb fettuccine pasta
  • reserved ½ cup pasta water
  • garnish: fresh herb (such as Italian flat-leaf parsley or basil) and additional parmesan


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute briefly until fragrant and lightly golden.
  • Add the cream and nutmeg, and reduce heat to low. Simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta to al dente according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
  • Add the cheese and pasta water to the sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Toss in the cooked pasta. Serve immediately.


Be sure to use heavy cream, fresh garlic, fresh parmesan, unsalted butter, and kosher salt for this recipe.
Additional, detailed descriptions for ingredients, variations, and preparation are provided in the body of this post.


Calories: 963kcal (48%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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