Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Is Fettuccine Alfredo Italian?

Yes! Fettuccine Alfredo was originally an Italian dish. The classic Italian preparation of Fettuccine Alfredo is a bit different from how we prepare it in the U.S. (and as is detailed in this recipe) – it’s more simple, calling for hot fettuccine pasta to be tossed with butter and Parmesan cheese.

Cook Pasta

Cook the gluten-free fettuccine according to the package instructions, reserving some of the pasta water.

Make Sauce

In a saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Stir in the heavy cream.

Add Seasonings

Whisk in the salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Bring the sauce to a simmer.

Add Cheese

Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the parmesan cheese. Return to heat and simmer.


Stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, if necessary.

Add Pasta

Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and toss to coat thoroughly.

Garnish & Enjoy

Garnish with additional parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. Enjoy!

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