Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

This creamy more American style Fettuccine Alfredo is likely what you'll remember from when you were a kid. It is a true indulgence, and...

The original Fettuccine Alfredo recipe was created by a gentleman named Alfredo at his restaurant in Rome. He made the dish table side, melting the butter on a warmed platter, adding the pasta and cheese and tossing them all together to create a sauce. He did not add cream. Sounds delightful, but not super practical.

At some point, probably in its travels west, cream was added, which is most likely the version you remember from your childhood. Both these versions of Fettuccine Alfredo are delicious. We will leave it up to you to determine your favorite!

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Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

  4 Servings


  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 8 ounces Fettuccine
  • 3 ounces Parmesan Cheese, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • Black Pepper
  • Kosher Salt


1. Bring the cream to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the cream is reduced by half, 20 - 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, boil a large pot of heavily salted water. Add the pasta a cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. 

3. Drain the pasta and add to the saucepan with the cream. Add the butter and grated cheese, and stir over the heat to combine. Add pepper (a lot) and salt (very little) to taste Enjoy!


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Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 438
Calories 797

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 55g
  Saturated Fat 34g
Sodium 759mg
Total Carbohydrate 51g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 18g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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