Fettuccine Alfredo

An Italian pasta favorite with a traditional creamy white sauce that blends Parmesan cheese and whipping cream. This fettuccine Alfredo recipe is sure to become a family favorite!

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Fettuccine Alfredo

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups
  • Start to Finish: 35 mins

Fettuccine Alfredo

Directions

  1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan melt butter. Add cream, salt, and pepper. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and boil gently for 3 to 5 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Drain pasta. Add pasta to hot sauce. Toss to combine. Transfer to warm serving dish. Serve immediately. If desired, sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese, Makes 4 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Chicken and Tomato Fettuccine Alfredo:

Prepare as above, except stir 1-1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken and 1/4 cup drained oil-packed snipped dried tomatoes into cream mixture before adding the Parmesan cheese; heat through. Remove from heat and stir in grated Parmesan cheese. Combine and serve as directed above.

Per 1 1/4 cups: 629 cal., 37 total fat (20 g sat. fat), 154 mg chol., 575 mg sodium, 46 g carb., 2 g fiber, 28 g pro.

Daily values: 25% vit. A, 12% vit. C, 17% calcium, 14% iron

Exchanges: 3 Starch, 2 Lean Meat, 6 Fat

Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo:

Prepare as above, except stir 12 ounces cooked medium shrimp and 1 tablespoon fresh snipped basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil into cream mixture before adding the Parmesan cheese; heat through. Remove from heat and stir in grated Parmesan cheese. Combine and serve as directed above.

Per 1 1/4 cups: 599 cal., 33 total fat (19 g sat. fat), 273 mg chol., 703 mg sodium, 45 g carb., 21g fiber, 30 g pro.

Daily values: 27% vit. A, 4% vit. C, 20% calcium, 25% iron

Exchanges: 3 Starch, 1 Lean Meat, 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat, 5 1/2 Fat

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Nutrition Facts (Fettuccine Alfredo)

  • Per serving:
  • 515 kcal ,
  • 32 g fat
  • (19 g sat. fat ,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 10 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 107 mg chol. ,
  • 512 mg sodium ,
  • 45 g carb. ,
  • 1 g fiber ,
  • 1 g sugar ,
  • 12 g pro.
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145 Ratings
212 Days Ago
5.0
Hands down, the very best Alfredo recipe I have tried. So easy and delicious. I serve it with pan-seared chicken breast and either broccoli or asparagus.
325 Days Ago
To make it with less calories substitute 1/2 and 1/2 for the cream , It will not be as thick or heavy but it is just as good.
328 Days Ago
HISTORY OF ALFREDO DI LELIO CREATORIN 1908 OF ¿FETTUCCINE ALL¿ALFREDO¿ (¿FETTUCCINE ALFREDO¿), NOW SERVED BY HISNEPHEW INES DI LELIO, AT THE RESTAURANT ¿IL VERO ALFREDO¿ ¿ ¿ALFREDO DIROMA¿ IN ROME, PIAZZA AUGUSTO IMPERATORE 30With reference to yourarticle I have the pleasure to tell you the history of my grandfather AlfredoDi Lelio, who is the creator of ¿Fettuccine all¿Alfredo¿ (¿Fettuccine Alfredo¿)in 1908 in the ¿trattoria¿ run by his mother Angelina in Rome, Piazza Rosa (Piazzadisappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna /Sordi). This ¿trattoria¿ of Piazza Rosahas become the ¿birthplace of fettuccine all¿Alfredo¿.More specifically,as is well known tomany people who love the ¿fettuccine all¿Alfredo", this famous dish in theworld was invented by Alfredo Di Lelioconcerned about the lack of appetite of his wife Ines, who was pregnant with myfather Armando (born February 26, 1908).Alfredo di Lelio openedhis restaurant ¿Alfredo¿ in 1914 in Rome and in 1943, during the war, he sold the restaurant to others outside hisfamily.In 1950 Alfredo Di Leliodecided to reopen with his son Armando his restaurant in Piazza AugustoImperatore n.30 "Il Vero Alfredo" (¿Alfredo di Roma¿), whosefame in the world has been strengthened by his nephew Alfredo and that nowmanaged by me, with the famous ¿gold cutlery¿ (fork and spoon gold) donated in1927 by two well-known American actors Mary Pickford and DouglasFairbanks (in gratitude for the hospitality).See also the website of ¿Il Vero Alfredo¿ .I must clarify that otherrestaurants "Alfredo" in Rome do not belong and are out of mybrand "Il Vero Alfredo ¿ Alfredo diRoma".I inform you that the restaurant ¿Il Vero Alfredo ¿Alfredo di Roma¿ isin the registry of ¿Historic Shops of Excellence¿ of the City of Rome Capitale.Best regards Ines Di Lelio

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