Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

SUPER SImple Fettuccini Alfredo. Can be made in under 20 minutes! My family LOVES this!

This Fettuccini Alfredo recipe can be made in just under 20 minutes. It’s SO easy and your family will love it!

This Fettuccini Alfredo is one of those recipes that everyone loves…whether or not it’s skinny-jeans friendly is another story entirely. But Alfredo Sauce is delicious, no matter how you look at it…creamy, rich, cheesy and cozy. You could throw in some chicken, mushrooms, peas…the possibilities are endless. OR just eat it plain.

This Fettuccini Alfredo Recipe is of my kid’s favorite meals.

This Fettuccini Alfredo recipe is the one my mom used when I was growing up. We didn’t eat it a lot when I was younger, and I’m not sure why…it’s such an easy Pasta Recipe! And what’s so great about this Alfredo Sauce is you can serve it over pasta, obviously, but it’s also great drizzled on chicken, steak, or pizza! This Fettuccini Alfredo literally takes the amount of time it takes to cook pasta. It’s SUPER easy, you can’t mess it up and it always turns out. I swear it.

What Kind Of Cheese Do You Use In Alfredo Sauce?

My mom’s Alfredo Sauce recipe card said specifically use “Locatelli Cheese”…which really just means Pecorino Romano. I guess that’s the brand she used!  But you could easily sub in fresh grated Parmesan, or even a blend of cheeses like Romano, Pecorino, or Asiago. You can get creative with the cheese you use, but just make sure it’s a hard, sharp cheese!

Do I Have To Use Half and Half In This Alfredo Sauce Recipe?

I know some of you will ask if you can use milk or cream in place or the half and half. The answer is yes, of course. If you use milk, whole is best. If you use heavy cream, well…it will be extra delicious.

Easy Fettuccini Alfredo Recipe with creamy Alfredo Sauce

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Fettuccine Alfredo

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield Yield: serves 6
  • Category Category: Pasta
  • Method Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dinner


This Easy Fettuccini Alfredo comes together in 15 minutes!



  • 1 pound fettuccine
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup fresh grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • fresh grated black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley (optional)


  1. Boil pasta according to package directions. Make sure to salt the pasta water once it starts boiling before adding in the pasta.
  2. When the pasta is almost done place butter and cream in a saucepan and heat until the butter melts. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese until melted. Season with black pepper.
  3. Drain pasta, place in a large bowl and immediately toss with cream sauce.
  4. Sprinkle chopped parsley on pasta and serve immediately.


You can also use grated Parmesan cheese for this recipe

Nutrition Information:

4.2 g
589 mg
34.9 g
61.3 g
23.1 g
102.3 mg

Keywords: pasta recipe, alfredo sauce, fettuccini alredo, cookies and cups, dinner recipe

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Nov 7, 2020 3:24 pm

This was delicious and exactly how it should taste. I only used 2 ish to 3 tablespoons of butter (didn’t measure) and it came out fantastic. I also used heavy whipping cream. What I did was marinade chicken thighs in buttermilk and garlic cholula sauce. Coated the chicken with seasoned flower and fried the chicken. I then took the Alfredo and cut up fried chicken and put it in a burrito. Whoa it was fabulous! A heart attack waiting to happen but I shared the burrito.

Last edited 1 year ago by Paula
Jun 20, 2017 8:22 am

I’ve made this twice and both times the sauce is way too buttery & therefore runny. I’m pretty sure 3/4 cup butter is a typo. There’s just no way someone could (or should) eat the alfredo w pools of butter floating in the pan.

Aug 8, 2015 6:07 pm

This is Amazing and It really is as simple as you said. So Impressed!!

Mar 13, 2015 9:41 pm

This has always been, hands down, my favorite recipe for Alfredo. Love it to use as a dip for freshly baked bread!

Mar 2, 2015 7:01 pm

I made this last night for dinner and added broccoli and grilled chicken. It was delicious!! I’m already planning to make it a second time this weekend. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

Mar 2, 2015 12:34 pm

Looks so good. I love alfredo:) It seems so easy to do. I will be making this very soon:) Thanks for the recipe!

Feb 27, 2015 8:00 am

I forget how much I love fettuccine alfredo until I taste it. I need to make this soon. I’m getting hungry just looking at your photographs.

Feb 26, 2015 5:40 pm

Oooh a creamy pasta is one of my all-time favourite comfort meals. This looks so lovely! YUM!

Feb 26, 2015 3:06 pm

With the deep freeze we’re experiencing in the Northeast, this would provide just the ticket to warm and cozy! Thank you!

Feb 26, 2015 3:00 pm

This looks so yummy and so simple. I’m going to try this. Thank you.

Feb 26, 2015 11:37 am

This sounds so dang good! And easy. I always need easy 🙂 Can you believe my boyfriend does not like alfredo sauce?! I fear he is not human. If aliens took over the world, would they take the form of humans who don’t like alfredo sauce? I think they might… I’ll make this for him and see if it changes his mind 🙂

Feb 26, 2015 11:23 am

Sometimes simple is what the doctor ordered! This fettuccine looks delicious, and your photos are beautiful.

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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