Nothing beats an Easy Fettuccine Alfredo sauce like this one! This version is homemade and made with heavy cream, parmesan cheese, butter, and your favorite pasta! The sauce is rich and creamy and easy enough for a weeknight meal. Ready in about 20 minutes-really!
Prep Time:0 Minutes
Cook Time:20 Minutes
Total Time:20 minutes
Yield:6 Servings 1x
12 to 16 ounces fettuccine (or substitute with your favorite pasta type)
1 ¼ cup heavy whipping cream; divided
2 tablespoons butter
1 ¼ cup finely grated parmesan cheese, Romano cheese, or a combination of both; reserve ¼ cup for garnish
¼ cup pasta cooking water
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Bring 1 cup heavy cream to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally and until reduced slightly. Be careful not to let the cream scorch!
While cream simmers, cook pasta in heavily salted water according to package directions to al dente, or desired tenderness.
When the cream is reduced, remove from heat. Add ¼ cup reserved heavy cream and 1 cup grated parmesan cheese. Stir until the sauce is smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside while you prepare the pasta.
When pasta is cooked, use a measuring cup to reserve ¼ cup of the pasta water, set aside.
Drain pasta (don’t rinse) then immediately put into a large serving bowl (you want the noodles to be slightly wet).
Pour the Alfredo sauce and reserved pasta water over the pasta, lightly tossing to coat all the noodles.
Sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish with remaining ¼ cup parmesan cheese.
Nutritional information provided is an estimate.
Keywords: Fettuccine Alfredo, Easy weeknight dinner recipes, Pasta recipes, Creamy pasta dishes, Parmesan cheese