How to Make Falafel

Learn how to make falafel at home with this simple and easy to follow recipe. This falafel is crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and bursting with spices and herbs in each bite.  Serve your falafel on a wrap, sandwich, or create a falafel bow…

Learn how to make falafel at home with this simple and easy to follow recipe. This falafel is crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and bursting with spices and herbs in each bite.  Serve your falafel on a wrap, sandwich, or create a falafel bowl. No matter how you serve up these bite-size...

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Easy Fettuccine Alfredo

Craving a bowl of rich, creamy pasta? This Easy Fettuccine Alfredo recipe will impress your family with how delicious it is and impress you with how simple it was to make! I know it’s almost summer and grilling season is upon us, but I wanted to share one of our very favorite quick weeknight meals …

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Craving a bowl of rich, creamy pasta? This Easy Fettuccine Alfredo recipe will impress your family with how delicious it is and impress you with how simple it was to make!

Tongs picking up a serving of fettuccine alfredo out of a skillet

I know it’s almost summer and grilling season is upon us, but I wanted to share one of our very favorite quick weeknight meals with you.

This Easy Fettuccine Alfredo comes together with ease and is perfect on its own or topped with grilled chicken, steak or shrimp.

Serve it up with a salad and garlic breadsticks and you pretty much have weeknight dinner perfection.

Ingredients for fettuccine alfredo on a blue countertop

IS FETTUCCINE ALFREDO REALLY ITALIAN?

Let’s just get this out of the way: No, fettuccine alfredo is not an “authentic” Italian dish.

I’m a big fan of Joshua Weissman, and he has talked about how it is believed that the recipe that alfredo originates from is actually fettuccine al burro. The original uses the heat of the cooked pasta and some of the pasta water to make a creamy sauce from butter and parmesan cheese.

Alfredo sauce as we know it is a pretty Americanized dish. So no, it’s not “really” Italian…but it is really delicious. 

I’ve been making my version of this pasta for years and my family loves it. 

Whisk stirring grated parmesan cheese into alfredo sauce in a skillet

FETTUCCINE ALFREDO INGREDIENTS

Don’t be intimidated by the idea of making fettuccine alfredo at home if you’ve only had it at restaurants. This easy sauce uses just a handful of ingredients:

  • Heavy cream
  • Unsalted butter
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Pizza seasoning
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley and lemon wedges, for garnish
Easy fettuccine alfredo sauce being whisked in a large skillet

Just like with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Herb Dip, since this recipe has so few ingredients, the quality of the ingredients can really make a difference.

I like to use the Sartori Sarvecchio Parmesan for this recipe, but any really good parmesan will work well. 

I also really like to use the King Arthur Flour Pizza Seasoning. It’s my favorite pizza seasoning and aside from being great on anything from frozen pizza to homemade chicken bacon ranch pizza, it is an easy way to add great flavor to this sauce.

The parsley and lemon aren’t required but I highly recommend adding them at the end. They add a brightness that you really need with such a rich cream sauce.

And I know someone is going to ask if you can make this with milk instead of cream. You really do need to use cream in this recipe! (But try my Baked Macaroni and Cheese for a milk-based pasta sauce.)

Cooked fettuccine pasta in a metal colander on a blue counter

HOW TO MAKE EASY FETTUCCINE ALFREDO

Alright, let’s get to it. How do we actually make my Easy Fettuccine Alfredo?

Start by setting aside about ⅓ cup of the grated parmesan for topping the finished pasta. 

Cook the pasta in heavily salted water according to the package directions.

While the pasta cooks, add the cream to a deep saute pan or Dutch oven and heat it over low to medium heat. Add the butter and whisk gently until melted, then let the mixture simmer for a few minutes until it has reduced slightly.

Tongs tossing together fettuccine alfredo in a black skillet

Sprinkle in the remaining cheese and the pizza seasoning. Keep whisking until the cheese has melted and the sauce has thickened, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Make sure you taste it before adding any seasoning since you’ve already added a salty cheese and the pizza seasoning!

When the pasta is done cooking, reserve about ½ cup of teh pasta water before you drain the fettuccine. Add the drained pasta to the sauce, tossing to combine. Add as much of the reserved pasta water as needed to thin the sauce to your liking.

Serve the fettuccine alfredo with some chopped fresh parsley, a squeeze of lemon, and the reserved cheese. An extra crack of black pepper would be great, too!

Fork in a bowl of easy fettuccine alfredo set on a white counter

HOW TO REHEAT LEFTOVERS OF THIS PASTA

If you’ve ever tried to reheat creamy pasta sauces, like Creamy Pesto Pasta with Shrimp, you might have noticed that they tend to separate and get kind of oily. 

So what do you do if you have leftovers? Keep in mind that if you zap it in the microwave, the texture won’t be what it was when the pasta was fresh.

I’d recommend reheating Easy Fettuccine Alfredo in the oven. It’ll take longer, but the sauce is more likely to stay stable this way. It still won’t be as perfect as when it’s fresh, but it’s less likely to completely split.

Fork picking up a bite of fettuccine alfredo from a white pasta bowl

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F or so. Put the pasta in a glass oven-safe dish and add a few drops of water.
  2. Cover the dish with foil and bake for about 10 minutes. Stir the pasta, recover with the foil, and bake for another 10 minutes. 
  3. If needed, add a few more drops of water during baking to keep the pasta from drying out.

The pasta should be warmed through, but give it a stir to make sure. You can always heat it for a few more minutes, covered, if needed. 

Easy fettuccine alfredo in a white pasta bowl with a fork, with a second bowl of pasta in the background

CAN YOU FREEZE ALFREDO SAUCE?

If you’re concerned about having too much alfredo sauce, you can try freezing a portion of it for later.

Just remember that it might be trickier to reheat than something like Homemade Meat Sauce would be.

I recommend freezing JUST the sauce without the fettuccine pasta. After making the sauce, let it cool and package it in zip-top freezer bags with as much air pressed out as possible. 

Freeze the alfredo sauce for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to use it, let the sauce thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

To reheat, add the sauce to a deep saute pan and give it a good whisk. Place the pan over low heat and let it heat slowly, whisking almost constantly to bring the sauce back together. 

Cook your pasta and add it to the sauce as written in the recipe, adding a bit of the pasta cooking water as needed and garnishing with parsley and a squeeze of lemon.

Overhead view of a plate of easy fettuccine alfredo garnished with fresh parsley and lemon wedges
Tongs picking up a serving of fettuccine alfredo out of a skillet

Easy Fettuccine Alfredo

Yield: About 6 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Craving a bowl of rich, creamy pasta? This Easy Fettuccine Alfredo recipe will impress your family with how delicious it is and impress you with how simple it was to make!

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces dried fettuccine pasta
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed and softened to room temperature
  • 1 5.3 ounce block of parmesan cheese (I use the Sartori Sarvecchio Parmesan), finely grated
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pizza seasoning
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley and lemon wedges, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Reserve about ⅓ cup of grated cheese.
  2. Cook the fettuccine in heavily salted boiling water per the package instructions.
  3. While the pasta cooks, heat heavy cream over low-medium heat in a deep saute pan or Dutch oven. Add butter and whisk gently to melt. Let the cream mixture simmer for a few minutes, until slightly reduced.
  4. Sprinkle in cheese and stir to incorporate. Whisk in pizza seasoning. Continue whisking until cheese is melted and sauce has thickened.
  5. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  6. When pasta has finished cooking, reserve about ½ cup of the pasta water before draining the noodles. Add the drained pasta to the sauce, tossing to combine. If needed, add some of the reserved pasta water to thin the sauce to your desired consistency. 
  7. To serve, garnish with parsley, a squeeze of lemon, and some of the reserved cheese. 
Nutrition Information
Yield 6
Amount Per Serving Calories 687Total Fat 53gSaturated Fat 33gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 156mgSodium 732mgCarbohydrates 38gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 16g

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