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Homemade Fettuccine Alfredo

fresh homemade pasta with creamy alfredo sauce garnished with parsley and parmasan cheese

There is something so comforting and satisfying about a bowl of pasta smothered in a sauce made from butter, cream and Parmesan cheese.  If you have never made your own Alfredo sauce you are truly missing out because no bottled jar can compare to the beautiful flavor you get from slow simmering these simple ingredients together! 

This sauce brings the kids home.  Literally.  My kids have straight up changed their plans when they find out I'm making this for dinner.  It's a family fav for sure, especially when we serve it up with homemade fresh pasta, (recipe for homemade pasta available here), but feel free to use regular store bought fettuccine noodles too!  They make it so easy to throw together!

When having this for dinner, we sometimes like to slice up breaded chicken strips and serve them over the top like you get at Olive Garden, but honestly, it's heavenly just by itself, no frills needed.  This sauce also makes a GREAT dip for bread sticks!  (Check out my favorite breadstick recipe here.)


Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1 tsp Garlic Minced
  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream, (or can use half and half)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 Cups Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Up to 1/4 cup hot milk, (optional)
  • 1 pkg fettuccine noodles - cooked to package directions
  • Freshly chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions:
  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat and add the minced garlic.  Let simmer for just a minute.
  2. Add in the cream and whisk until it's all incorporated and bring back to gently simmering.  
  3. Whisk in the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  
  4. Add the Parmesan cheese and let slowly melt, making sure the sauce doesn't come to a boil.  This can take 8-10 minutes.  
  5. Once the cheese is completely melted, (so that it isn't stringy in the sauce any longer), whisk in small amounts of hot milk till it is the consistency or thickness you like, let simmer for another couple of minutes.  
  6. Toss with the cooked fettuccine noodles and garnish with parsley or basil if desired.  

fresh homemade pasta with creamy alfredo sauce garnished with parsley and parmasan cheese

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