You need this Classic Fettuccine Alfredo in your life. With only a handful of ingredients and 20 minutes, this easy decadent pasta can be on your table.
When it comes to decadent pasta meals, the first recipe that comes to mind is always Alfredo. The creamy, buttery, parmesan filled pasta dish is a family favorite for sure. My kiddos, my husband and I will gobble it up whenever I make it.
And the thing that makes this Easy Fettuccine Alfredo recipe the absolute best? It can be ready in under 20 minutes!
One of the best things about this pasta is that the ingredients are usually kitchen staples. To make this recipe you’ll need:
DES’ TIP: Buy a block of Parmesan and Romano cheese and grate them yourself. It will taste better and make your sauce creamier than the pre-grated stuff.
This is called Easy Alfredo for a reason! Just follow these easy steps and you’ll be on your way to eating this decadent pasta in no time!
Step 1: Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat. Make sure that the pan is large enough to hold the pasta. Add in garlic and cook 30 seconds, just until garlic is fragrant.
Step 2: While pasta is still hot (this is important!) add to the butter/garlic mixture. Top with cheese.
Step 3: Pour cream over the top.
Step 4: Quickly toss to coat. The cheese may start to clump initially but just keep tossing, it will melt into sauce. Add in parsley and let stand 5 minutes.
DES’ TIP: I find that if the cream and cheese are at room temperature it helps the sauce come to better without clumping.
While I love leftovers as much as the next girl, this is one that I would say is best eaten the day it’s made. Reheating the leftovers will often cause the sauce to break. It will still be buttery but not nearly as creamy.
Looking for more pasta recipes? Here are some of my favorites:
Easy Side Dishes to serve along side this Easy Alfredo Recipe:
Note: This post was originally posted in 2009. It was updated with tips, new photos and nutrition facts in 2020.