i have always, always loved fettuccini alfredo. in every restaurant i’ve ever been to – if they have it, i’ve ordered it. there’s just something about that garlicky, creamy sauce that i can’t get enough of!
so a few years ago i tried to make it at home…using jarred alfredo sauce. epic fail. i didn’t like it at all. homemade alfredo sauce made from scratch, on the other hand…is not only much cheaper than going out to eat, but it tastes just as delicious and fresh as in the restaurants!
here’s the recipe i’ve been using. though i tend to add a little more garlic. i just like it that way. and when you melt the cream cheese it will look a little bit like it’s curdled, but don’t worry – once you add everything else it won’t look like that at all – in fact, the end product is incredibly smooth.
oh, and did i mention it only uses 5 ingredients and is ridiculously easy to make?
so, if you love fettuccini alfredo as much as i do, but don’t like doling out cash at the restaurant, then you should give this easy but yummy recipe a try – you just might find yourself “eating out” at home more often!
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter
- ½ block (4oz) cream cheese
- 1 pint (2 cups) heavy whipping cream
- ⅔ cup parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter all the way. Add the cream cheese and melt all the way. Add the heavy whipping cream, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese. Cook on low for a few minutes, stirring frequently. Add salt and pepper. Let stand for 5 minutes to thicken. Mix with cooked fettuccini.