Indulge in the comforting flavors of Italy with our Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo Pasta recipe. This classic dish features tender fettuccine noodles coated in a rich and velvety Alfredo sauce that will satisfy your cravings for a decadent and creamy pasta.
Fettuccine Alfredo is a beloved Italian-American pasta dish known for its simplicity and luxurious taste. Originating in Rome, it has become a global favorite. This recipe serves four and requires a total of 30 minutes from start to finish, making it perfect for both weeknight dinners and special occasions.
12 ounces (340g) fettuccine pasta
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
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Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fettuccine pasta and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving about 1/2 cup of pasta cooking water. Set the drained pasta aside.
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant but not browned.
Pour in the heavy cream and bring it to a gentle simmer. Reduce the heat to low. Gradually add the grated Parmesan and Pecorino Romano cheeses while continuously stirring to melt the cheese into the cream. Continue stirring until the sauce becomes smooth and creamy. If the sauce is too thick, add a little of the reserved pasta cooking water to reach your desired consistency.
Season the sauce with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Remember that the Parmesan cheese can be salty, so be cautious with the salt. Stir the cooked and drained fettuccine into the sauce, ensuring that the pasta is well coated.
Plate the creamy Fettuccine Alfredo pasta on individual plates or a large serving platter. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley for a pop of color and freshness.
Tips for this recipe
For an extra touch of elegance, consider adding cooked and sliced chicken breast, sautéed shrimp, or steamed broccoli florets to your Fettuccine Alfredo. These additions can turn it into a complete meal and add variety to your dish.