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Easy Fettuccine Alfredo & Video

Easy Fettuccine Alfredo

Once in a great while, I will make this per request of my family. I stress the words, once in a great while, but seriously, it is a creamy Italian Heaven. You can use Cream or half and half, I have tried this recipe with both and the results are delicious.



Serve with sauteed mushrooms and my recipe for Easy Pizza Puffs with pesto!


My favorite Saute Pan

Recipe for Easy Fettuccine Alfredo
  • 1 pound fettuccine
  • 1 1/2 cups light or heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • pinch nutmeg
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving

Cook the fettuccine noodles in boiling salted water following the package directions.

Meanwhile, in a large saute pan, bring the cream just to the boiling point. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring constantly, for 4 minutes. Remove from heat.

Drain the fettuccine well and add to the cream in the sauté pan. With the pan over medium heat, toss well and add butter pieces, nutmeg, salt, pepper, and 1 cup of Parmesan cheese.

Toss again while heating through. 

Check out how easy it is to make my Easy Fettuccine Alfredo by watching my newest video!




Easy Fettuccine Alfredo
Yield: 4

Easy Fettuccine Alfredo

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 pound fettuccine ( I prefer freshly made pasta if available)
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half ( or cream )
  • 5 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook fettuccine noodles al dente in boiling salted water.
  2. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, bring half-and-half just to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer, keep stirring for 4 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Add fettuccine to half-and-half in skillet.
  7. Over medium heat, toss well and add butter pieces, nutmeg, pepper, and 3/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese.
  8. Toss again while heating through. add more grated Parmesan cheese.
  9. Serves 4.

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Nettie is a wife and mother who is passionate about cooking and baking… especially when easy meals are involved! With 5 children, Nettie insists that all meals, snacks, and desserts come together quickly! You will find a wide variety of easy yet scrumptious recipes on her very popular website Moore or Less Cooking

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Wednesday 18th of June 2014

My family loves my Alfredo on so many things. Pasta, veggies, as a sauce for meats, on pizzas, as a bread dip. So many things.

One of my favorite things to do, though, is buy a pound of medium shrimp, peel the shells, set the,shrimp aside, and steep the shells in the cream I'll be using for sauce. Then I'll cook the shrimp however I've decided to cook it that day. I'll almost always add a bag of frozen crawfish tails. They add the most amazing flavor and texture. Then I go ahead and finish the Alfredo how I normally would, then throw in a small bag of frozen peas, the cooked shrimp and crawfish, and let it all come to temperatures then toss in the shrimp and crawfish, stir it up, let it cook a bit until you,get it to the thickens you're after. Then take it off the heat, add in the juice of a lemon, you'd cheese, toss it with the pasta for a couple minutes, and enjoy.


Wednesday 18th of June 2014

Thank you for sharing Brandy.

Lori @The Kitchen Whisperer

Sunday 12th of January 2014

Looks awesome!


Sunday 12th of January 2014

Thank you Lori! Nettie

Cindy ~Hun... What's for Dinner?

Sunday 12th of January 2014

I love fettuccine alfredo! This is a wonderful and easy recipe, Nettie.


Sunday 12th of January 2014

Thank you Loo Hoo! Hope you get a chance to try this one! Nettie

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