Use the large pot and pour water in it. Leave the water filled pot to boil for a while. When the water is boiled, add a table spoon of salt in it. After that, throw in the fettuccine and cook it until al dente, that would take about 6 to 8 minutes. Scoop out a cup of starchy pasta cooking water and use it for your Fettuccine Alfredo.
While the pasta is cooking, take your time to prepare the sauce. Slice the butter into a few large pieces, combining it with the cream in the saucepan, and then leave it to warm over medium heat. Let it heat until the butter has melted and the cream is hot to the touch. This would take about 3 to 5 minutes.
Sprinkle the melted cheese with the Parmesan cheese. Make sure that you only use half of the total Parmesan cheese while sprinkling over the serving dish.
Once you’re done with the pasta, pour it in to the serving dish along with the cheese. Don’t forget to drain it before pouring it into the dish. Pour the warm cream and butter mixture over the pasta, and then thoroughly mix it. The pasta should be enriched with the sauce by using forks or tongs. If you feel that the serving dish isn’t big enough to toss the pasta, you can switch back to the pot, pour the sauce and mix there instead.
Top the pasta with the remaining cheese, while continuously tossing the pasta. You have to ensure that the pasta is entirely enriched with the sauce. Add salt and paper as per your taste.
Don’t worry if the pasta feels too thick. Simply add 1/4 - 1/2 cup of pasta cooking water to the mixture. You can also add a little of the pasta cooking water in case the pasta has been standing for too long. Adding the water also helps in getting of the pasta looking grainy.
Don’t give time to cool down the pasta, instead serve immediately. Don’t forget to place black pepper on the dinner table, so that the guests can sprinkle as per their liking.