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Microwave Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Microwave Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

"I created this recipe for a young co-worker who used to save up to eat at a nice Italian restaurant once a month," writes Bill Hilbrich of St. Cloud, Minnesota. "Now she can make this dish at home!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:1 servings


  • 2 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 1 ounce cream cheese, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper


  • 1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the cream and cream cheese. Cover and microwave at 50% power for 2 minutes; stir in the Parmesan cheese until smooth. Stir in salt if desired and pepper. Drain fettuccine; toss with sauce. Yield: 1 serving.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (prepared with fat-free half-and-half and reduced-fat cream cheese) equals 368 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 404 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Reviews for Microwave Fettuccine Alfredo

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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"really east to make...taste great..."

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014

"Delicious and so quick! Thank you :) If you want it to taste more "real" mix in about 1/8 tsp garlic powder and this is gonna sound crazy, a dash of nutmeg."

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"I really wanted to like this but it tasted of nothing but cream cheese, even with using "real" Parmesan, not that junk out of a can."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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