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Fettuccine Alfredo III Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Fettuccine Alfredo III

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"Fresh pasta is the way this dish is made in the 'old country.' A simple recipe that takes about 20 minutes to prepare."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    2 mins

    20 mins


  1. Bring the water to a rolling boil and salt to taste. Drop fresh pasta into the boiling water and cook until the noodles float to the top of the pot, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain immediately and return to the pot.
  2. Top with pieces of softened butter and the grated cheese; toss lightly until noodles are well coated. Season with freshly ground black pepper and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 01, 2004

This is alfredo as it was invented in Rome in 1914, by Alfredo Di Lelio, not what has become popularly known as alfredo in America with the addition of cream. Italian American alfredo would be more like fettucine alla panna or alla crema. Kudos to this memeber for putting the true Alfredo in the recipe index.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 24, 2003

was not very good at all


26 Ratings

Feb 20, 2006

This is an excellent way to prepare fettuccine alfredo. I would definitely recommend that you use real butter and do not substitute with margarine because it will not taste the same. Also, make sure that you are using freshly grated parmesan cheese. Reserve the pasta water while draining and then add the butter to the noodles and toss together until it melts. Then add your parmesan and a little bit of the reserved pasta water as it will give the alfredo a nice creamy texture without the need to add heavy cream. Sprinkle the top with some more freshly grated parmesan and fresh ground pepper and it tastes fantastic.

Jan 31, 2007

I loved this recipe. I do like my alfredo a litle creamy, though. So I added equal amounts of flour and butter and a little cream before adding most of the cheese to the mix. I also tossed my noodles separetly in some hot olive oil instead of the butter. Family said it was delicious! I think I'll try it unaltered next time.

Dec 09, 2010

This works great and is fast and easy. I did use much less butter, but that way the flavor of the Parmesan shows through better. I added some roast chicken (leftovers from the Roast Sticky Chicken Rotisserie Style recipe on this site), artichoke hearts and chopped broccoli which are my favorite throw-ins with alfredo.

Nov 10, 2008

I don't use quite as much butter and I add extra cheese, but the simplicity of this dish is amazing. Fresh cracked pepper is a must. The burst of flavor you get when you crunch down on the peppercorn pieces is so satisfying. This is a regular dish at my house.

Apr 20, 2011

This is better with much less butter, maybe 1/4 cup, 2/3 cup parmesan cheese and lots of water from boiling the pasta, as needed. This is the original alfredo sauce, I was there. JK ;)

Apr 14, 2009

This is really good for something so simple to make. It only takes about 5-10 minutes to cook and put together, which is why I LOVE it because it's something you can do last-minute or when you dont have many ingredients on hand. But I made some changes. Since I'm on a diet, I used about 6-7tbsp butter, and added olive oil, some milk and white cooking wine to it. I also added Italian-seasoned chicken. Personally, I don't think it needs to be changed but if you don't like "simple" tasting food, you should add extra kicks to it. Four stars.


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  • Calories
  • 857 kcal
  • 43%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 83.1 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 131 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 51.5 g
  • 79%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 19.4 g
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 2258 mg
  • 90%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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