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How to make homemade Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo, made with a rich, creamy, garlic-infused parmesan sauce and tender homemade pasta, is comfort food at it's finest! This decadent meal can be served on it's own, or topped with cajun chicken or shrimp. You'll never find a better Fettuccine Alfredo recipe than this one!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 663kcal


  • 1 pound Fettuccine 
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream divided
  • 1 1/2 cups parmesan cheese grated


  • Cook pasta in large pot of salted water. Drain and set aside.
  • While the pasta is cooking, add butter and garlic to a saute pan and heat over low heat. Allow to cook until the butter is infused with the garlic, about 5 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup of heavy cream, stir, and allow to come to a simmer. Increase heat to medium, if needed. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and immediately add in parmesan cheese and remaining heavy cream. Stir to combine. It will take several minutes for the cheese to melt. It will look goopy at first and then the sauce will be creamy and smooth. If sauce needs to be thinned, add additional heavy cream.
  • To serve, toss hot cooked pasta in sauce and serve immediately.


Alfredo sauce does not heat well in microwave. If reheating alfredo sauce on it's own, allow for it to come to room temperature and then add hot pasta or vegetables to the sauce. That should warm it enough. If necessary, you can reheat in the microwave on low power. Do not over heat.


Calories: 663kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 182mg | Sodium: 505mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1350IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 367mg | Iron: 1.7mg