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Fettuccine pasta is tossed in homemade Alfredo sauce in a large bowl.

Simple Fettuccine Alfredo

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


My family-favorite Simple Fettuccine Alfredo recipe is a satisfying dinner, ready in under 20 minutes! It’s SO easy and your kids are guaranteed to love it just as much as mine do.


  • 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


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 653
  • Sugar: 4.2 g
  • Sodium: 589 mg
  • Fat: 34.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.3 g
  • Protein: 23.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 102.3 mg

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