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Easy Fettuccine Alfredo

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4 large servings


  • 1 pound fettuccine pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons butter salted
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  • Heat a large pot of water with a tablespoon of salt. Once boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, about 10-12 minutes. Drain but keep about 1 cup of the pasta water for later.
  • Heat a large skillet or braising dish over medium heat. Add olive oil and butter. Once butter has melted, add minced garlic and cook until garlic begins to turn slightly golden, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add cream to skillet and cook until thickened and when the butter has mixed into the cream, about 8 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and sprinkle in the Parmesan cheese. Stir together and let the sauce come back to a simmer. Reduce heat to low. Taste sauce and add salt and pepper, if needed. Add pasta and toss together until combined. Remove from heat once pasta is coasted and heated through.
  • If the sauce gets too thick, add a little of the reserved pasta water to thin it out. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve immediately.