Fettuccine Alfredo

So much flavor from such a simple sauce. This classic Alfredo made of butter, cream and Parmesan cheese is perfect for fettuccine.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

8
oz uncooked fettuccine
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1/2
cup whipping cream
3/4
cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon black or white pepper
Chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 In large sauce pot, cook fettuccine as directed on package.
  • 2 While fettuccine is cooking, in 2-quart saucepan, heat butter and whipping cream over low heat, stirring constantly, until butter is melted. Stir in cheese, salt and pepper.
  • 3 Drain fettuccine; return to sauce pot. Pour sauce over warm fettuccine; stir until fettuccine is well coated. Sprinkle with parsley.

Expert Tips

Mmm, Alfredo! But without all the fat? Sure! Just substitute evaporated fat-free milk for the whipping cream and use a reduced-fat Parmesan cheese blend to slash the fat in half.

Make it even heartier. This rich pasta dish becomes the base for other flavorful dishes when you add cut-up cooked poultry, meat and veggies. Garnish with fresh herb sprigs.

Grilled chicken breast, cut into strips, makes a great addition to this dish.

Sauté uncooked deveined peeled shrimp with garlic and a little seafood seasoning, then toss with the sauce and fettuccine.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
385
(
Calories from Fat
245 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27 g
27 %
(Saturated Fat
16 g,
16 %
),
Cholesterol
105 mg
105 %;
Sodium
540 mg
540 %;
Total Carbohydrate
26 g
26 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
10 g
10 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
18%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Milk; 5 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.