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Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe. Homemade alfredo sauce made from scratch using heavy cream, butter, parmesan cheese, and a touch of garlic. The BEST Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe! www.modernhoney.com #fettccinealfredo #pasta

Fettuccine Alfredo

The perfect homemade fettuccine alfredo using heavy cream, butter, parmesan cheese, and a touch of garlic. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Fettuccine Alfredo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 lb Fettuccine Pasta
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Garlic Clove (minced)
  • 1 1/2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/4 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian Parsley (optional)


  1. In a large pot, heat water over high heat until boiling. Add salt to season the water. Once it is boiling, add fettuccine and cook according to package instructions. 

  2. In a large skillet or pan, heat butter over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in heavy cream. 

  3. Let heavy cream reduce and cook for 5 to 8 minutes. Add half of the parmesan cheese to the mixture and whisk well until smooth. Keep over heat and whisk well until cheese is melted.

  4. Save some pasta water. The pasta water is full of flavor and can be used to thin out the sauce.
  5. Toss alfredo sauce with fettuccine pasta and add half of the parmesan cheese. Once it is tossed, garnish with the remaining parmesan cheese. Add a little pasta water if it needs to be thinned out.
  6. Garnish with Italian parsley, if so desired.

Recipe Notes

  • Use real parmesan cheese, which is refrigerated.
  • If you like it to be more "saucy", you may use less than 1 lb. of fettuccine pasta. 
  • Leftover pasta water may be used to thin out pasta sauce.