The Very Best Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

this fettuccine Alfredo is the perfect comfort food for a weeknight dinner

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fettuccine alfredo
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 947 kcal
  • 1 8.8 ounce package DeLallo Fettuccine Egg Pasta or your favorite fettuccine
  • 8 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup half and half
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Fresh chopped parsley if desired
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to package directions, just until al dente. (Pasta will continue to cook when added to the sauce.)
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  3. Whisk in the cream and half and half. Heat the cream just to a simmer. Turn the heat off and whisk in the lemon juice and zest.
  4. Add 1 1/2 cups of cheese and stir until smooth. Stir in the nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and the remaining cheese. Toss to coat until the sauce begins to thicken.
  6. Sprinkle with fresh parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Sauce can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Heat the sauce slowly over low heat stirring frequently to avoid separation.

Nutrition Facts
The Very Best Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 947 Calories from Fat 603
% Daily Value*
Fat 67g103%
Saturated Fat 41g256%
Cholesterol 256mg85%
Sodium 1062mg46%
Potassium 338mg10%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 2220IU44%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 725mg73%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.