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Homemade Fettuccini Alfredo

This easy Alfredo sauce is creamy, comforting and coats fettuccine noodles in fine fashion. This recipe is wonderful as is, but sometimes I like to add sliced fresh mushrooms and black olives that have been sautéed in butter and garlic. —Jo Gray, Park City, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Directions

  • 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; combine with Alfredo sauce and remaining Parmesan cheese. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 915 calories, 74g fat (45g saturated fat), 342mg cholesterol, 878mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • Sandy
    Jun 12, 2020

    Simple to make and my family loved it! No separation of the butter like I've had in some alfredo recipes. The nutmeg did sound unusual, but it really makes a difference. I tried the recipe "without it" and then "with". My family liked the "with" better - not knowing that the difference was the nutmeg.

  • Diane
    Jun 1, 2020

    Although Alfredo is a simple recipe, sharing this one will give even the novice cook a roadmap. Lest we forget, we were all novice cooks at some point in our lives. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. It reminds me, that simple is so often better.

  • brian
    Jun 1, 2020

    Excellent......

  • TeriOnTheSandbar
    May 31, 2020

    Seriously? That addition of an egg yolk is ridiculous. Alfredo should be easy and simple. 1 stick butter, 1 cup heavy cream and 2 c. of good parmesan. Save a little pasta water in case it's too thick. There is no need for a recipe! I'll stack my simple peasant version up against anyone's fussy recipe!

  • Kathy
    May 31, 2020

    One of the best Alfredo receipts.

  • Laura
    May 31, 2020

    My nephew and his wife do not eat "anything with a face". I made this when they came to visit, grilled some chicken for the rest of the family. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

  • jackraul
    May 1, 2020

    Sometimes simple is best as this is, I added ½ once of Madeira wine for a wonderful touch. Raul (husband) loved it.

  • stephburke
    Apr 9, 2020

    So easy and super delicious. A hit with kids and adults! The recipe is only for 2 servings but doubles easily

  • amsm
    Dec 29, 2018

    The addition of the egg yolk intrigued me, so I gave this sauce a try. It is so good! I served mine up with some chicken. I only had Parmesan, so I didn't add any Romano. I also added a tough of garlic after reading some of the reviews.

  • cindiak
    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.