Main Dish | January 24, 2017

Fettuccine Alfredo

I am not a pasta/bread person. Since I was a child I have never been one to beg for a deep bowl of pasta, or homemade bread. I know, I know….I get that reaction from a lot of people. Surprise, astonishment, you’re nuts! The Fettuccine Alfredo how ever I LOVE, and so does my whole family.


Two plate of Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken

This recipe is uncomplicated with simple smooth creamy buttery sauce. You can add all sorts of herbs to your desire, dress it up with some grilled chicken.

A close up of Fettuccine Alfredo on a plate

A few years ago I went to an dinner activity with about 30 youth and 10 adults. It was an elegant night with the kids dressed up in formal attire and we served them this beautiful dinner. After dinner there were great motivational speakers and the kids had the best time. They left with full bellies and hearts.

Why it’s the perfect alfredo recipe

My family loves this fettuccine alfredo recipe. We call it “white mac n cheese.”  It seriously can be done in like 10 minutes. Gourmet, homemade pasta in 10 minutes– what? try it.  you won’t go back to the jar sauce again. bleh. The best part is YOU know all the ingredients going to this dish. Even though it uses cream and butter- those are good healthy fats-especially for children! Forget the extra sodium and preservatives from jarred pasta sauces.

The 2 secret ingredients!!

  1. Whole, fresh ground nutmeg. (I use a tiny cheese grater to grind it)
  2. fresh squeezed lemon!

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fettuccine alfredo
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: 6 servings
Calories: 433 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 8 oz dried fettuccine
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 TBS fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground nutmeg THIS IS A MUST....the secret ingredient!!
  1. 1. Cook Fettuccine according to directions, drain and set aside in serving bowl.
  2. 2. While noodles are cooking, in a saucepan combine butter and whipping cream,cook over low heat until butter is melted.
  3. 3. Add cheese and remaining ingredients
  4. 4. Pour sauce over hot fettuccine and toss well.
  5. Serve immediately.
  6. serves about 6 people
Nutrition Facts
Fettuccine Alfredo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 433 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 452mg20%
Potassium 133mg4%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1140IU23%
Vitamin C 2.8mg3%
Calcium 187mg19%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Fettuccine Alfredo on a plate with a fork


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  1. 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!