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Fettuccine Alfredo in a stainless steel skillet.
Fettuccine Alfredo
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
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.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Vegetarian, Pasta, Quick and Easy
Servings: 4
Calories: 520 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 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
  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.

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Nutrition Facts
Fettuccine Alfredo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 520 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 135mg45%
Sodium 525mg22%
Potassium 183mg5%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 1020IU20%
Calcium 339mg34%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.