Homemade Fettuccini Alfredo Recipe
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Homemade Fettuccini Alfredo Recipe

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A creamy and comforting cheese sauce, with a hint of pepper and nutmeg, coats fettuccine noodles in fine fashion. "This is wonderful as is, but sometimes I like to add sliced fresh mushrooms and black olives that have been sauteed in butter and garlic," notes Jo Gray from Park City, Montana.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 4 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash each pepper and ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 915 calories, 74g fat (45g saturated fat), 342mg cholesterol, 878mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir in the cream, 1/4 cup cheese, Romano cheese, egg yolk, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until a thermometer reads 160° (do not boil). Drain fettuccine; top with Alfredo sauce and remaining Parmesan cheese. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Fettuccine Alfredo in Taste of Home August/September 2003, p14

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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cindiak User ID: 221828 256857
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2016

"Very similar to my recipe except I didn't have an egg yolk in mine. I add garlic, chicken breast, mushrooms and roasted asparagus to mine. Do make sure to add the nutmeg - it may sound odd but it gives the dish more depth."

KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 252968
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2016

"Incredibly delicious! Everyone gave raving reviews!"

Carmzimm User ID: 8808941 245934
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2016

"I've made Alfredo for years. But this recipe was exceptionally good. At first I was a bit snobby and thought I would never use a recipe other than my own creation. USE THIS!! The egg yolk made all the difference. I hesitated to put nutmeg in though. Maybe next time. I had no problem with the butter separating. It was full, thick, creamy and no waste. The amounts were spot on. I used homemade fettuccini (a bit more than 4oz.) and we tossed it with the rest of the sauce and had it for lunch!"

PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 231426
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2015 Edited Apr. 22, 2016

"I loved this sauce! The first time I made it, I added some sweet peas to it and that brought out the flavor even more. Next time I may add in some bacon or prosciutto!

Update: Made this again tonight and again it was delicious. This time I added chicken along with the sweet peas. I only had spaghetti so I used that instead. I would say this is a forgiving recipe too since I accidentally let it start to boil but the sauce still came out fine."

lat0105 User ID: 1814503 224233
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2015

"I love this recipe. I do not like to buy processed food. I know every thing that goes into this and is is fast and easy. Taste great also."

jacki DiBello User ID: 2749007 55105
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"My family loved this! I didn't have any Romano, so it was all Parm. I added chicken breast and fresh broccoli. This will become a staple dish."

jkrichmond89 User ID: 4027757 55745
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"it's a good base but def. needed to add something. I added bacon, onions, garlic and broccoli. it was yummy!"

Akaila Valentine User ID: 6914329 45952
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"I loved this recipe. It's easy and quick to make. But the butter in always separates from the sauce. it's still tasted really good, but there is a puddle of butter on the bottom of my plate. What can I do from that not happening next time?"

JennTats User ID: 7007311 205640
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"It was creamy and tasted very good. Thank you for this recipe, I never knew it was this easy to make."

Ashaline User ID: 1186991 70694
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"My kids love this. It's super easy to make and tastes great. I always add some garlic to it."

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