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Best Ever Fettuccine Alfredo Pasta Sauce

Creamy 6 ingredient Fettuccine Alfredo. This Alfredo Sauce is the BEST EVER and takes just a few minutes to make. Skip Olive's Garden Alfredo Pasta and fall in love with this outrageous Alfredo Sauce. Turn a busy weeknight dinner into something special.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Alfredo Sauce, Pasta, White Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 518
Author Jessica @ swankyrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces fettuccine pasta
  • 3/4 cup ( 1 1/2 sticks ) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream just under 1 pint
  • 5 ounces ( about 1 1/2 cups ) freshly grated Parmesan cheese I use only BEL GIOIOSO Parmesan Cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt *** see notes below
  • 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Cook al dente pasta according to package directions. 
    Mince garlic and mix with dried parsley flakes. I like to mince half a bulb of garlic and save the remaining to sprinkle over the top at the end. It's amazing!
    In an extra-large skillet or pot, melt butter over low heat. The butter should not come to a boil. 
    Whisk in heavy whipping cream. Again, mixture should not come to a boil. I usually set my stove to 2 or 3 heat level. 
    Whisk in freshly grated Parmesan cheese until melted. 
    Stir in 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic and dried parsley. 
    Whisk in pepper and salt. NOTE * There is a wide variety of Parmesan cheese available. Some are saltier than others. I HIGHLY recommend Bel Gioioso Parmesan cheese. This can be found in most grocery stores and Walmart. Take into consideration that a lot of pasta will be added to the sauce so it won't be as salty when served.
    Fold in pasta. Serve with extra minced garlic ( highly recommended ). 

Notes

PARMESAN CHEESE VARIETIES (SALT) * There is a wide variety of Parmesan cheese available. Some are saltier than others. I HIGHLY recommend Bel Gioioso Parmesan cheese. This can be found in most grocery stores and Walmart. Take into consideration that a lot of pasta will be added to the sauce so it won't be as salty when served. If needed, start with a few pinches of salt then add the pasta and salt as desired. 
REHEATING - To reheat leftovers, add 1/2 tablespoon milk to the top of a bowl and microwave for 1-2 minutes. 
ADDING FLAVOR WITH GARLIC - I highly recommend mincing half of a garlic bulb for this recipe. I usually toss all the garlic cloves and 1 tablespoon dried parsley into a small food processor then add 1/2 tablespoon of mixture to the sauce. Then I top each bowl 1 teaspoon of the mixture. The flavor combination is to die for!

Nutrition

Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 525mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1035IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 1.3mg