Classic Fettuccine Alfredo
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Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine noodles nestled in a creamy, flavorful white sauce. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Fettuccine Alfredo, Pasta in Cream Sauce, Pasta with Alfredo Sauce
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 200kcal
Author: SmartyPantsKitchen


  • 1 lb. fettuccine pasta
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese grated


  • In a large stock pot, bring salted water to boil
  • Add fettuccine noodles; stir and cook for 9-11 minutes
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan on medium high heat, melt butter; add cream, nutmeg, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and Parmesan cheese; cook thoroughly until cheese has melted
  • Once pasta is done, drain lightly and place in large, flat serving bowl
  • Pour Alfredo sauce over fettuccine; toss lightly to coat; taste for seasonings 
  • Garnish with chopped parsley or basil; additional a bit of Parmesan cheese and serve