Danny's Favorite Fettuccini Alfredo

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 5 mins

This one is for you Danny! Your favorite dinner with tossed green salad and garlic butter Italian bread!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook fettuccine in a 6- to 8-quart pot of boiling salted water* until al dente.
  2. Reserve 1/4 cup cooking water, then drain pasta in a colander.
  3. Melt 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) butter in a 2- to 3-quart flameproof gratin dish over low heat.
  4. Add cooked pasta and toss to coat, lifting strands.
  5. Add cheese, reserved cooking water, cream, remaining 3 tablespoons butter (thinly sliced), salt, and pepper and toss to combine well.
  6. Sprinkle with additional cheese and serve immediately.
  7. *When salting water for cooking, use 1 tablespoon salt for every 4 quarts of water.
Most Helpful

This was excellent. The taste was rich, creamy, and well balanced. I had a box of very special regional pasta from Italy that I had gotten for the holidays and I wanted a really special sauce to serve over it. This was perfect! A great special occasion type of sauce.

HeatherFeather March 19, 2003

My girlfriend loved the dish but for some reason mined didn't come out creamy at all. Easy dish to make but i must of done something wrong.

cheerios1985 November 09, 2010

We loved the sauce with our alfredo. The rich thick creamy and really delicious sauce can't be beat!

Beep Beep Momma's Taxi June 26, 2010