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Fettuccini Alfredo in a black skillet topped with parsley.
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Fettuccine Alfredo

This creamy alfredo sauce makes for the perfect dinner. It takes just 20 minutes to make and it's delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 760kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 oz fettuccine pasta

Alfredo Sauce

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream (can use half & half for a lighter sauce)
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated (can also substitute some asiago ro Romano for a sharper taste)

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Salt generously. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions until al dente. Drain the pasta.
  • While the pasta is cooking make the alfredo sauce: In a saucepan over medium heat whisk the butter, cream, and cream cheese until melted.
  • Whisk in the minced garlic, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Whisk until smooth. 
  • Whisk in the parmesan cheese.
  • Bring to a low simmer and cook for 3-5 minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken. 
  • Remove from the heat and toss with the cooked fettuccine noodles. Garnish with fresh parsley. Enjoy!

Notes

Don’t cook over too high of heat, the cheese can separate. 
Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo: Add 2 cups diced, cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken for a chicken fettuccini alfredo. Could also add shrimp or crab! 
Lightened up alfredo sauce: To lighten it up I like to add 1 cup heavy cream and 1 cup of half and half. Naturally, if you use all heavy cream, you’ll have a creamier and richer alfredo sauce.
Can you make alfredo sauce with milk? You can. Just keep in mind the sauce won’t be as thick. To thicken the sauce you can add 1-2 teaspoons of flour to thicken the sauce.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 760kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Cholesterol: 229mg | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2058IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 297mg | Iron: 1mg