How to Make the Best Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo is an incredibly rich and creamy dish. You might be aware of countless recipes, but this Best Fettuccine Alfredo is simple yet spectacularly filling. It is a white cream-based sauce that is prepared by reducing the ingredients to a velvety consistency.

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 5 min
Total time: 15 min
Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Fresh fettuccine: 18 ounces
Heavy cream: 2 ½ cups
Fresh lemon juice: ½ cup
Unsalted butter: 12 tablespoons
Grated Parmesan cheese: 2 cups
Grated lemon zest: 2 teaspoons
Grated nutmeg: 2 to 3 pinches
Salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste


  • 1

    Wash your hands first and then all the ingredients that you will be using to prepare this delicious and tasty recipe. Also, take some time to clean the work area and also the utensils that you will be using in the kitchen. Bring a pot of water to simmer and add sprinkle with some salt.

  • 2

    Now add 18 ounces of fresh fettuccine (pasta) to the boiling salty water and let it simmer. Continue cooking for around five minutes or until the pasta is tender but slightly firm, stirring time to time.

  • 3

    Take away the cooking pot from heat and drain the cooked pasta, using a strainer or steel colander.

  • 4

    Rinse the warm pasta with some tap water and set aside to drain well.

  • 5

    In a large heavy stainless skillet, mix together the 2 cups of the cream and half cup of fresh lemon juice.

  • 6

    Stir in 12 tablespoons of unsalted butter and set the skillet on stove with medium heat level.

  • 7

    Once the skillet is warm, stir the mixture until the butter melts fully.

  • 8

    Remove the skillet from heat and add in the cooked pasta. Now use a slotted spatula to toss the ingredients and coat the pasta.

  • 9

    Stir in the remaining half cup of cream and sprinkle with 2 cups of grated Parmesan cheese.

  • 10

    Now add 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest and 2 to 3 pinches of freshly grated nutmeg to creamy sauce in the skillet.

  • 11

    Dust the mixture with some salt and newly ground white pepper to taste.

  • 12

    Place the skillet back on the stove and reduce the low range.

  • 13

    Continue slight tossing for about one minute or until the sauce condenses and becomes velvety.

  • 14

    Take away the skillet from heat and transfer the Fettuccine Alfredo into a large serving platter.

  • 15

    Garnish if you like and serve warm. Enjoy!

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