Homemade Fettuccini Alfredo
- 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
- 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; combine with Alfredo sauce and remaining Parmesan cheese. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.
1 cup: 915 calories, 74g fat (45g saturated fat), 342mg cholesterol, 878mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.
Dec 29, 2018The 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.
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.
Aug 21, 2016
Incredibly delicious! Everyone gave raving reviews!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Apr 7, 2013
it's a good base but def. needed to add something. I added bacon, onions, garlic and broccoli. it was yummy!
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?
Feb 6, 2013
It was creamy and tasted very good. Thank you for this recipe, I never knew it was this easy to make.