Alfredo Pasta Recipe – Rich And Creamy And Easy To Make

Alfredo Pasta Recipe – Rich And Creamy And Easy To Make

Alfredo Pasta Recipe – Rich And Creamy And Easy To Make

This alfredo pasta recipe is a family favorite and made on very special occasions. I try not to cook super-rich dinners every night of the week, but when I do… I go BIG.

You will absolutely love the flavors that this pasta dish houses. Restaurant quality with grandma’s loving touch. And did I mention that it is so easy to make? You only need a few ingredients to get started!

I get asked quite often about my thoughts on fresh pasta vs. traditional boxed pasta. Here is the truth. I am not the BEST at cooking fresh pasta. Hey! I’m just being honest!

I like my pasta to be al dente and I always seem to mess up the timing when it comes to freshly made noodles. So, if you can figure out how to cook fresh pasta, my hat is off to YOU.

I, personally, have a mental block in that arena. So, I tend to stick to my favorite boxed brands and just go from there.

What matters most in this alfredo pasta recipe is the fresh ingredients you make for the sauce. Usually, I would use fresh garlic cloves and chop them up when cooking for my family, but I was out and worked with the jarred option instead. Either version works, of course! It’s just a taste preference.

Let’s kick off this alfredo pasta recipe before I get too hungry. Are you ready for this carb-friendly dish?! One of my favorites!

Alfredo Pasta Recipe

Alfredo Pasta Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream (or use half and half)
4 ounces cream cheese
salt and pepper
1/2 cup, plus 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
8 oz fettuccine pasta, cooked, drained and kept warm
chopped fresh parsley, optional for serving

Alfredo Pasta Recipe Directions:
ALFREDO PASTA RECIPE DIRECTIONS
Cut your butter into small pieces and then add them into a large skillet. Stir in your garlic and heat over medium heat until the butter is melted.

ALFREDO PASTA RECIPE DIRECTIONS – Add your heavy whipping cream and cream cheese and then season with salt and pepper.

Add your heavy whipping cream and cream cheese and then season with salt and pepper. Take a moment to smell all that yummy goodness. Ok, moving on.

Add your heavy whipping cream and cream cheese and then season with salt and pepper. Heat over medium heat, whisking frequently until smooth and hot.

Heat over medium heat, whisking frequently until smooth and hot. If you don’t have this fancy whisk, use your fork. Whatever works! Just try to get rid of all the clumps.

You are ready to stir in 1/2 cup cheese. Keep whisking until everything is melted.

You are ready to stir in 1/2 cup cheese. Keep whisking until everything is melted.

Last step, folks! Remember – in my ingredients list, I called for “already cooked pasta”.

Last step, folks! Remember – in my ingredients list, I called for “already cooked pasta”. Add your pasta and heat over medium-low heat until everything is heated through.

Top with fresh parsley and remaining cheese before serving. I would serve this immediately. Serves 4

Alfredo Pasta Recipe

This alfredo pasta recipe is a family favorite and made on very special occasions

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream (or use half and half)
4 ounces cream cheese
salt and pepper
1/2 cup, plus 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
8 oz fettuccine pasta, cooked, drained and kept warm
chopped fresh parsley, optional for serving
Instructions
Cut butter into small pieces and add to a large skillet.
Stir in garlic and heat over medium heat until butter is melted.
Add heavy whipping cream, cream cheese and season with salt and pepper.
Heat over medium heat, whisking frequently until smooth and hot.
Stir in 1/2 cup cheese until melted.
Add pasta and heat over medium low heat until heated through. Top with fresh parsley and remaining cheese before serving.