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Easy Fettuccine Alfredo

My 9-year old son earned his cooking merit badge in Cub scouts by making this tasty dish.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 4 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened and cubed
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • White pepper, optional


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. In a saucepan, heat milk and butter until butter is melted. Stir in cream cheese and heat until melted. Add Parmesan cheese and pepper if desired; cook and stir until blended and heated through. Drain pasta and transfer to a serving bowl. Pour sauce over fettuccine; toss to coat.

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  • Lshore79
    Jun 28, 2017

    My first time ever making fettuccini alfredo, and it was so easy, but more importantly, it was AWESOME. I followed the recipe to a "T", then added cooked shrimp. The creamy texture, satisfying cheese...yum. Adults and kids absolutely inhaled it. Needless to say there was not a crumb leftover, which is what I like!

  • Darkingfire
    Feb 19, 2015

    Following the recipe, this is easily the worst 'Alfredo' that I've ever eaten in my life. The sauce was not creamy, and the parmesan cheese gave it an unpleasant tang that I couldn't get out of my mouth fast enough. I will not be making this again.

  • Brenda2772
    Nov 22, 2013

    So easy! I also sautéed 4 garlic cloves (sliced). Then I added about 1 tsp garlic salt and 1 TBSP pasta sprinkle (Penzey's) at the end.

  • whitemountain
    Sep 12, 2012

    I sauteed garlic in a little olive oil and also added a little pepper. Quick, simple and the kids love it! Also, my daughter is lactose intolerant, so I used lactaid milk, margarine and Kraft Parmesan cheese is lactose free.

  • hilly11
    May 7, 2012

    This is my second time making it. So easy and quick! I love the texture and flavor that the cream cheese adds to the sauce! Way to go on your scout project!

  • whitemountain
    Mar 7, 2012

    Quick, simple and delicious! We are garlic lovers so I did add a little more garlic.

  • kleescraga
    Dec 4, 2010

    Good, but made way too much as a side dish for 2. Next time I'd use 2 oz. pasta.

  • lpedery
    Feb 15, 2009

    This was great I made this to feed eight ****** Linda