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Easy Pasta Alfredo

Easy Pasta Alfredo - the best indulgently creamy, garlicky pasta sauce. Restaurant quality, ready in under 15 minutes and easy to customise with your favourite protein or vegetables.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: alfredo, pasta
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 806kcal
Author: Carrie Carvalho

Equipment

  • large pot for cooking pasta
  • Frying pan or skillet
  • Sharp Knife
  • Spatula or wooden spoon
  • Kitchen tongs

Ingredients

  • 200 grams fettuccine or any long pasta shape
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves garlic finely diced
  • ½ cup double or heavy cream 120ml
  • ½ cup grated parmesan about 45 grams
  • salt and pepper
  • small bunch fresh chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Make sure to reserve a cup of cooking water when draining.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a frying pan or skillet then add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  • Stir in the cream, turn the heat right down and simmer, stirring regularly, for 5 minutes until the pasta is done.
  • Drain pasta and add to the sauce with the parmesan and 3 tablespoons of pasta cooking water. Use tongs to toss well for at least a minute to emulsify the sauce. Add more pasta water if desired.
  • Stir in some fresh chopped parsley and salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

Upgrade your Pasta Alfredo by adding some grilled chicken, prawns/shrimp or flakes of hot smoked salmon.
For a veggie upgrade, stir in some grilled mushrooms or broccoli. 
Add chilli or red pepper flakes for extra spice or a sprinkle of Cajun seasoning. 

Nutrition

Calories: 806kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 218mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1503IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 365mg | Iron: 2mg