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Alfredo Sauce (with fettuccine)

Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

6 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

This quick and easy sauce makes for one of our favorite pasta recipes. This simple, creamy sauce is one that the whole family will agree on for any weeknight dinner. You can throw grilled chicken, shrimp, broccoli, asparagus, roasted peppers, sausage, or even mushrooms into the pasta to mix this recipe up a bit. 


  • 1 pound uncooked fettuccine
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/4 cups half-and-half
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 427
  • caloriesfromfat 31 %
  • fat 14.6 g
  • satfat 7.8 g
  • monofat 4.2 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 17.2 g
  • carbohydrate 56.5 g
  • fiber 2.1 g
  • cholesterol 105 mg
  • iron 3.6 mg
  • sodium 479 mg
  • calcium 245 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add half-and-half, cheese, salt, and pepper; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; add pasta, tossing gently to coat.

Cook's Notes

For a healthier dish, lower the fat in this classic pasta sauce by about 10 grams per serving by using half-and-half instead of whipping cream and decreasing the amount of butter and cheese ever so slightly. No one will know the difference, but your body will!