Fettuccini Alfredo

  • prep time 1 min
  • total time 10 min
  • serves 4
395 Ratings
Fettuccini Alfredo

Learn how to make this popular Italian standard from scratch and you'll never want to buy pre-made sauce again!

Michael Smith
Courtesy of: Michael Smith Chef at Home

Pasta, Italian, Saute, Eggs/Dairy, Cheese, Main, Dinner, Kid-Friendly

Directions for: Fettuccini Alfredo


1 lb(s) fettuccine

1 sticks butter (4 ounces or 1/2 cup)

2 clove garlic, minced

1 cup 35% heavy whipping cream

1 cup freshly grated Grana Padano parmesan cheese

¼ tsp freshly ground nutmeg

½ cup minced parsley

½ cup minced chives

Freshly ground pepper


1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the fettuccini until al dente, cooked through but still chewy. Meanwhile in a separate pot melt the butter. Add the garlic and sauté briefly until it is fully aromatized. Add the cream and bring to a simmer. Stir in the cheese and the nutmeg. Add the parsley, chives together with the cooked pasta, straight from being strained. Season with lots of freshly ground pepper, toss well to combine and serve immediately.

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