Easy Pasta Alfredo Recipe

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Who would believe that five simple ingredients could taste so rich and delicious? "This creamy, comforting sauce can be made in a matter of minutes," assures Karin DeCarlo from Milford, Pennsylvania.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (19 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 759 calories, 59 g fat (35 g saturated fat), 178 mg cholesterol, 938 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile in a small saucepan, combine cream and nutmeg. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat in butter until heated through (do not boil). Stir in Parmesan cheese until melted.
  2. Drain pasta; transfer to a large serving bowl. Add cheese sauce; toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Easy Pasta Alfredo in Quick Cooking March/April 1998, p8

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 759 calories, 59 g fat (35 g saturated fat), 178 mg cholesterol, 938 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 6, 2013

I have made this recipe twice in a week. My family cannot get enough of it!

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

I've tried several alfredo recipes but this was the easiest and best after some simple modifications. We doubled the recipe but used half milk and half heavy cream. Then we added some fried garlic. Fabulous!

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2009

I have been making this recipe since the first time it appeared in Quick Cooking! It is so fast and easy and YUMMY! Our family loves it. You can also make it with half and half (which we routinely have in the house).

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2009

I don't make this with the tortellini, I use thin spaghetti instead. I also omit the nutmeg and add some minced garlic. But this is SUCH an easy recipe to make and quite delicious. This is second time I made it and it's one I'll be making again and again.

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