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Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe – Classic sauce made using butter and Parmesan cheese that blankets the fettuccine noodles for a quick and easy meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fettuccine alfredo
Servings: 2
Calories: 817kcal
Author: LaKita Anderson


  • 12 ounces fettuccine pasta
  • 1/2 stick of butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated


  • In a large pot, cook the fettuccine pasta according to the package instructions until the pasta is al dente. Reserve 2 cups of the water prior to draining the pasta and set this aside.
  • Using the same large pot that you cooked the pasta in pour in 1 cup of the pasta water that you set aside. Turn to a low simmer and whisk in the butter stirring until it melts and then slowly add in the grated parmesan cheese.
  • If you would like a thinner sauce, then add in more of the reserved pasta water. Once the butter and cheese have melted, toss in the pasta, and stir until the noodles are thoroughly coated.
  • Remove the fettuccine alfredo from the heat, serve topped with more freshly grated parmesan and salt, and pepper to taste.


Calories: 817kcal | Carbohydrates: 123g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 611mg | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Calcium: 475mg | Iron: 4mg