Easy Alfredo Sauce with Fettucine

This easy Alfredo sauce is made up of creamy ingredients that attach themselves perfectly to Fettuccine.

This pasta recipe is very basic, but can be varied by adding sauteed red pepper slices or cooked shrimp for a delicious twist.

You could also add more nutrition with a sprinkling of chopped spinach or other veggies.

Be creative!

If you want something a little heartier, try my fettuccine alfredo recipe with chicken and mushrooms


The Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Alfredo Sauce

Serves 4


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 8 ounces dried fettuccine pasta (or 1/2 box)
  • salt and black pepper for seasoning

Before starting the sauce, bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Add in the fettucine. Cook according to the directions on the box. (Usually 8-10 minutes)

While your pasta is cooking...

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium low heat.

Pour in the cream and let simmer for 4-5 minutes. Add the crushed garlic and cheese, whisking thoroughly until the sauce is heated through.

Stir in the chopped parsley and seasonings.

Drain your pasta and scoop onto serving dishes. Top each with a healthy portion of the sauce OR you can just put the pasta back into the pot, pour the sauce over it and toss to evenly coat each strand.

Serve and enjoy!

Pair this simple Alfredo dish with a bright green salad or one of our Antipasti ideas, and then follow it with a light dessert. 

Or, a not so light dessert if you really want to splurge.

You might want to check out the Italian Drinks page for other ideas, too.

More delicious recipes to try:

basic spaghetti sauce recipe

Spaghetti Sauce

Bucatini Alla Carbonara Recipe


tiramisu recipe, italian dessert recipes

Italian Desserts

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