Creamy Alfredo Pasta

Finely grate fresh Parmesan for smooth sauce—pre-grated doesn't work as well.

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Total: 17 Minutes


  • 1/2 (16-oz.) package cellentani (corkscrew-shaped) pasta
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh Parmesan cheese, finely grated (1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. 1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  2. 2. Meanwhile, cook half-and-half and next 2 ingredients in a large heavy nonaluminum saucepan over medium heat, whisking often, 12 minutes or until reduced by one-third (do not boil). Remove from heat.
  3. 3. Whisk in cheese, next 2 ingredients, and desired amount of pepper until sauce is smooth. Toss sauce with hot cooked pasta. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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