Main Dish | April 22, 2020

Easy Fettuccine Alfredo

This is a pasta recipe that even non-pasta loving people will obsess with!! I only say this from  experience. It is a simple, non-complicated but extremely delicious gourmet meal. This easy fettuccine alfredo with a few secret ingredients will knock your socks off.

WHAT IS FETTUCCINE ALFREDO?

Fettuccine Alfredo is an Italian pasta dish. Fettuccine is a long, wide pasta noodle and Alfredo is a white cheese cream sauce. Put them together and you have fettuccine alfredo. It is a famously popular dish for a reason- it is delish! There is a few extra special ingredients that will take this homemade east fettuccine alfredo recipe.

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED TO MAKE EASY FETTUCCINE ALFREDO?

There are only a few ingredients for fettuccine alfredo

  1. heavy cream
  2. butter
  3. pasta (use fettuccine or linguini…ok or any pasta that is your favorite!)
  4. parmesan cheese
  5. nutmeg
  6. fresh lemon

WHAT ARE THE SECRET INGREDIENTS?

While you can’t make this recipe without cheese and cream what REALLY takes this recipe to the next level is a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Im telling you, YOU CAN NOT SKIP THESE INGREDIENTS.

WHERE CAN I FIND WHOLE NUTMEG?

You can find it in your spice isle! If you are having problems finding the nutmeg use ground nutmeg as a substitute.

HOW DO YOU MAKE EASY FETTUCCINE ALFEDO?

  • In a medium sauce pan melt your butter
  • Add in your cream and stir until combined.
  • Heat your cream sauce just until it begins to steam.

DO NOT LET IT BOIL!!

Now that your sauce is hot add

  • cheese and stir
  • nutmeg for whole nutmeg use a zester or fine cheese grater

  • add your parsley
  • lemon and continue heating and melting cheese.

HOW DO I GET THE PERFECT SAUCE CONSISTENCY

After you add your cheese and it begins to melt your sauce will be a thick cheesy consistency. DON’T FREAK OUT! Keep your heating on medium heat and as the cheese melts it will combine with cream and become a smooth liquid consistency.

MY SAUCE IS RUNNY HOW DO I THICKEN IT?

You don’t. While your sauce is fresh and hot it will be thin. But as soon as it begins to cool it will thicken so no worries! I recommend removing the pan from the heat and letting it sit for about 5 minutes for perfect consistency, but you dont need to! Serve right off the stove  and it’s still amazing.

CAN I MAKE THIS SAUCE AHEAD OF TIME?

No, As the sauce sits the oil from the cheese and butter will begin to separate. You can make the noodles ahead of time but not the sauce. GOOD NEWS! this sauce literally takes about 5 minutes to make! So you can make it quickly anywhere.

WHAT CAN I TOP THIS WITH?

  • serve with some fresh parsley
  • shaved Parmesan
  • fresh cracked pepper

WHAT CAN I SERVE THIS RECIPE WITH?

I HIGHLY recommend serving this recipe with

MAKE THIS RECIPE GLUTEN FREE!

Since the sauce is GF use GF noodles and make a gluten free meal!

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5 from 11 votes
Fettuccine Alfredo
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

A classic and delicious fettuccine alfredo recipe, try serving with chicken. Creamy and comforting!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Alfredo Sauce, Fettuccine Alfredo
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 418 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 16 oz dried fettuccine
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 5 oz freshly grated or shaved parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 TBS fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground nutmeg THIS IS A MUST....the secret ingredient!!
Instructions
  1. Cook Fettuccine according to directions, drain and set aside in serving bowl.

  2. While noodles are cooking, in a saucepan combine butter and whipping cream,cook over low heat until butter is melted.

  3. Add cheese and remaining ingredients

  4. Pour sauce over hot fettuccine and toss well.

  5. Serve immediately.
  6. serves about 12 people

Recipe Notes

CAN I MAKE THIS SAUCE AHEAD OF TIME?

No, As the sauce sits the oil from the cheese and butter will begin to separate. You can make the noodles ahead of time but not the sauce. GOOD NEWS! this sauce literally takes about 5 minutes to make! So you can make it quickly anywhere.

 

Nutrition Facts
Fettuccine Alfredo
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 418 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 127mg42%
Sodium 255mg11%
Potassium 130mg4%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1135IU23%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this with blackened chicken added and my husband loved it! I am making it again tonight. The one thing I really love about this recipe is that it is so easy to make and takes no time at all. I make the chicken first and then cut it into small pieces and add it to the fettuccini after it is done. Great and quick dinner!