pasta dish on white ceramic bowl

Have a taste for Italian? Make this restaurant-quality fettuccine alfredo recipe at home.

pasta dish on white ceramic bowl

Homemade Fettuccine Alfredo

Stacey Dohman, MS, RDN
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 879 kcal


  • 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese divided
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 2 large egg yolks lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch each pepper and ground nutmeg
  • Minced fresh parsley optional


  • Prepare fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat.
  • Stir in the cream, 1/4 cup cheese, Romano cheese, egg yolk, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook and stir over medium-low heat.
  • Drain fettuccine; combine with Alfredo sauce and remaining Parmesan cheese. If desired, add your favorite protein like chicken or shrimp, and sprinkle with parsley.


Calories: 879kcal
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