Fettuccine Alfredo
Rich and creamy, Fettuccine Alfredo is often what comes to mind when you think of Italian food and indeed, Fettuccine Alfredo has become a popular staple in restaurants serving northern Italian cuisine. This elegant and delicious dish makes a perfect first course followed by something simple like steak or roast chicken. When preparing this Fettuccine Alfredo recipe, be sure to use freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano® cheese. Fresh homemade pasta will make your Fettuccine Alfredo even better and more authentic.

As a variation, make this Fettuccine Alfredo recipe into Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo by adding four cups of cooked chicken cut into strips or cubes. As a main course, Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo just needs a green salad as an accompaniment. Be sure to pass extra freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano at the table when you serve your Fettuccine Alfredo.
Servings Prep Time
4people 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4people 10minutes
Cook Time
  1. Put a large pot of water for the pasta up to boil. At the same time, melt the butter in a large sauce pan over low heat. Add the cream to the butter and let it warm.
  2. When the water boils, generously salt the water and cook the fresh pasta until al dente.
  3. Drain the pasta and mix thoroughly with the butter and cream, keeping the sauce pan over low heat. Add the Parmigiano Reggiano and toss until sauce thickens slightly. Season with fresh pepper and nutmeg.
  4. Remove from the heat and serve immediately with additional grated Parmigiano Reggiano at the table.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Fettuccine Alfredo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Potassium 125mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 37%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.