Easy Alfredo Sauce

overhead shot of the fettucini Alfredo in a stainless steel pan

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Alfredo sauce is an easy cream sauce you can make for delicious fettuccine Alfredo! I only takes 30 minutes to make, and the nutmeg added to the sauce makes this sauce extra warm and special!


3/4 of a 16oz box of fettuccine noodles (I always find the whole box is too much!)
2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 and 1/2 cups half & half
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Reserve pasta water (used to thin out sauce as it simmers)


1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Once water has come to a boil add 3/4 of the box of fettuccine and cook. I know this isn’t an exact measurement, but I’ve found the full box is just way to much pasta! Once the pasta is boiling, ladle out 1 cup of the pasta water to use in the sauce if needed.

2. In a medium pan over medium heat, melt the butter, then add the grated garlic and cook for 1 minute. Then, add the 2 tablespoons flour and stir, cook for another 30 seconds. Pour in the half & half and whisk so that the flour mixture blends into the cream. Then, add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, and nutmeg. Stir to combine then bring to a bubbling simmer.

3. Continue to simmer the sauce as the noodles cook. If the sauce gets too thick, add small amounts of the reserved pasta water.

4. To serve, top with more Parmesan cheese and pepper.


The nutmeg is what really makes this dish special. It’s what makes this so much more than just a cream sauce!

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