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Best Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe Ever

Are you ready for the best fettuccine alfredo recipe ever? This recipe has everything the perfect fettuccine alfredo needs… Plenty of cheese, cream and butter! The best part is it takes just 20 minutes to make.

fettuccine alfredo

Hey everyone! I hope y’all are well. Today’s recipe is for what I believe is the best fettuccine alfredo recipe ever!

What I like about my recipe and what I think you’ll also like about it is that it does not skimp on anything. It’s got plenty of butter, cheese and cream! You know, all the important stuff.

It is definitely not the healthiest recipe by any means but when I’m in the mood for fettuccine alfredo I’m not wanting healthy.

So I just wanted to warn you if you’re looking for the lightest healthiest version of fettuccine alfredo then this isn’t the recipe for you. If you want something creamy, buttery and cheesy then you’ve come to the right place my friend!

However if you’re looking for something delicious and healthy with Italian flavors, I suggest you check out my Italian style lentil potato soup recipe.

One of my favorite things about this pasta dish is that it is so quick to make. It’s perfect for busy moms who don’t have a lot of time to put dinner on the table. I could easily eat this meal everyday of the week.

I am obsessed with pasta. Fettuccine alfredo is pretty amazing because it takes the most simplest ingredients and turns them into something out of this world amazing!

How to Make the Best Fettuccine Alfredo

First you’ll need to gather up all of the ingredients which include parmesan cheese, fettuccine, butter and heavy cream. You can find parmesan cheese at your local grocery stores such as Wal Mart of Kroger.

For this recipe I use one whole wedge of parmesan plus less than half of another parmesan wedge. So first things first grate the cheese and set it aside.

parmesan cheese

Now boil the pasta just to al dente. If there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s soggy pasta. So please be sure to not overcook the fettuccine. While the pasta is boiling Take out a pot and heat it over medium heat. Melt the butter in the pot and add in the heavy cream. Season it with lots of black pepper.

alfredo sauce

Add in about half of the grated parmesan cheese and stir.

making alfredo sauce

Now remove the pot from heat. Once the pasta is done drain it and it to the pot of sauce. Top it with the remaining cheese. Toss it really well to make sure the pasta is coated in the sauce.

finished fettuccine alfredo

That’s it! See how quick and easy it is to make? I don’t use any salt other than for the pasta water in the recipe because the parmesan cheese is salty enough for me.

Best Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

In my opinion this is the best fettuccine alfredo recipe ever! It’s quick, easy, indulgent and just everything you could ever want in a meal. This is an easy crowd pleasing recipe that you should definitely keep in rotation. It is best served immediately. If you heat it up in the microwave the next day it becomes greasy. I don’t let that stop me from enjoying the leftovers however. Thank you so much for reading, I truly hope you enjoyed the recipe!

best fettuccine alfredo recipe
best fettuccine alfredo recipe
5 from 1 vote

Best Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

the best fettuccine alfredo you’ll ever try!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword fettuccine alfredo recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 705 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 10 ounes parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 lb fettuccine
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • black pepper to taste


  1. Grate the cheese and set aside.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil ad salt well. Add the pasta and cook just until al dente.

  3. While the pasta is cooking heat up a large pot over medium heat. Melt the butter in the pot. Add in the heavy cream and season with black pepper to taste.

  4. Add half of the grated cheese to the pot and stir. Remove pot from heat.

  5. Drain the pasta once done and add it to the pot. Top with the remaining cheese. Toss pasta well to make sure it is coated in the sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Best Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 705 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 29g181%
Cholesterol 213mg71%
Sodium 207mg9%
Potassium 243mg7%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1695IU34%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Friday 31st of January 2020

Hurray for you! I've seen so many fettuccine alfredo recipies that are over complicated and contain things like cream cheese that are totally unnecessary.

I consider fettuccine alfredo one of the simplest meals one can cook. It's truely nothing but boiling noodles and making the sauce while the noodles cook. I recently mentioned making it to someone at work and I told them real simply. Boil noodles, in a separate pan melt butter, add cream, add cheese and drained noodles. She was shocked that it was that simple. The only difference is that I add a little garlic powder to my recipe when I'm melting the butter. Easy and delicious. Just add caesar salad...

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