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Fettuccine alfredo on a plate with a fork to the side

Easy Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Our easy Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe has a secret ingredient that takes the homemade alfredo sauce over the top. Your family will love this dish!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword alfredo sauce recipe, fettuccine alfredo sauce, homemade alfredo, homemade fettuccine alfredo, sauce recipe
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 820kcal



  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 slices American cheese 2-3 slices
  • 16 oz. fettuccine pasta
  • freshly cracked black pepper to taste


  • In a skillet over medium heat, melt 4 Tbsp. butter. Cook fettuccine pasta according to package instructions in a separate pot.
    Melting butter in a skillet
  • Once the butter melts, add in 1 Tbsp. minced garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes while stirring.
    Sauteing garlic in a skillet with butter
  • Slowly and gradually add in 2 cups heavy cream. Stir, stir, stir! This is very important - you don't want the cream to curdle. Stir while you pour the heavy cream into the skillet and add it over time, not all at once.
    Adding cream to alfredo sauce
  • After adding the cream, slowly and gradually add in ½ cup Parmesan. Keep stirring while you add it!
    Adding parmesan to alfredo sauce in a skillet
  • Add in 2 to 3 slices of white American cheese and stir well.
    Mixing American cheese into alfredo sauce in a pan
  • Sprinkle with freshly cracked pepper and stir to combine.
    Pepper in alfredo sauce in a skillet
  • Finally, add in your cooked pasta and mix together. Top with additional Parmesan cheese and parsley to taste. I like to also add in chicken, steak, or shrimp. This is a great dish for using up leftovers!
    Fettuccine alfredo in a skillet



  • Make sure to gradually add your heavy cream and Parmesan cheese! You don't want the cream to curdle or the cheese to stick to the bottom of the pan.


Calories: 820kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 73g | Saturated Fat: 44g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 279mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2679IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 1mg