Try Making Pasta Alfredo at Home

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Treat yourself to the luxurious creaminess of pasta Alfredo with this easy-to-follow recipe. Made with simple ingredients, this classic Italian dish combines perfectly cooked pasta with a velvety smooth Alfredo sauce for a decadent and satisfying meal. Here’s how you can make your own at home.


  • 12 ounces of fettuccine pasta (or pasta of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


  1. Cook the fettuccine pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving about 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water.
  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant, being careful not to brown the garlic.
  3. Pour the heavy cream into the skillet and bring it to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Gradually add the grated Parmesan cheese to the cream mixture, stirring constantly until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth and creamy.
  4. If the sauce is too thick, you can add some of the reserved pasta cooking water, a little at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.
  5. Season the Alfredo sauce with salt and black pepper to taste, adjusting as needed. Add the cooked fettuccine pasta to the skillet, tossing gently to coat the pasta evenly with the Alfredo sauce.
  6. Cook for another 1-2 minutes until the pasta is heated through and coated in the sauce. Remove the skillet from the heat and transfer the Pasta Alfredo to serving plates. Garnish with additional grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley, if desired.