Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo is a super simple recipe that you can pull off on even the busiest of weeknights. There are very few ingredients, so as always, make sure those ingredients are the best quality.

Jump to Recipe (or scroll for photos...)
Advertisement - Continue Below
Servers lifting fettuccine alfredo out of a stainless steel skillet.

Featured Recipe Techniques

More about the skills used in this recipe.

Cooking School
How to Cook Pasta

Cooking pasta is something that pretty much everyone knows how to cook - boil water, add pasta. However, there are...View Technique

Advertisement - Continue Below

Watch The Recipe Video

Advertisement - Continue Below

Fettuccine Alfredo

  • Prep Time: 5 m
  • Cook Time: 25 m
  • Total Time: 30 m
  • Servings:
    4

Ingredients

  • ½ pound fettucine pasta
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • freshly ground black pepper or freshly ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions in boiling salted water.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, put the butter and cream together in a skillet and melt the butter over low heat. Simmer gently while the pasta cooks.
  3. When the pasta is al dente, transfer the noodles using tongs from the boiling water to the skillet, bringing a little pasta water along with the noodles.
  4. Add half the cheese and swirl everything together. When the cheese has fully melted, add the remaining cheese and continue to toss and swirl, adding more pasta water as needed.
  5. Finish with a good grating of freshly ground black pepper and serve.
Advertisement - Continue Below
Advertisement - Continue Below
Advertisement - Continue Below

Comments (10)Post a Reply

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much it was so good ! I never made such a wonderful Fettuccine Alfredo before You are amazing Bluejean Chef I will think of you every time i make this dish thank you from the bottom of my heart !

  2. 5 stars
    I love fettuccine and was so happy to see your simple recipe! I made this for supper one night and it was delish!! Now I can enjoy any time I want! 😋

    1. Don’t rinse the pasta – just add it straight to the sauce. If you rinse the pasta first, the sauce will have a harder time sticking to it.

  3. 5 stars
    Easy & quick to prepare… great flavor ! Loved the simplicity without sacrificing taste! A keeper for sure. Miss you Meredith on QVC, but love getting your emails full of bluejean chef recipes – have a lot of them flagged to try !

  4. 5 stars
    I made this today and I added shrimp. Yummmmmmmm! My hubby enjoyed it as well. It is now in my binder for a future meal. Hope you are doing well, Meredith!

  5. Ever since I found your recipe I have never gone back to jar sauce 🤮 this is the easiest and tastiest. I have served plain and with shrimp or chicken. Today it’s with a crab cake. Wow!! Delicious!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *