Fettucine Alfredo


  • 1 cup butter or margarine at room temperature
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 pound cooked pasta, such as fettuccini (cook according to directions on package)
  • Salt, pepper, and ground nutmeg to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to directions on package. Warm a serving bowl in the oven set to the lowest temperature until ready to use.
  2. Place butter or margarine in a mixing bowl, and using a wooden spoon, beat until light and fluffy. Gradually add cream and mix until well blended.
  3. Add the cheese by Tablespoon, beating well after each addition.
  4. Using oven mitts, remove the heated serving bowl from oven and place on a heatproof work surface.
  5. Place the drained, cooked pasta in the warm bowl and add cheese mixture.
  6. Make sure all the pasta is coated with the sauce.
  7. Add salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste and continue to coat pasta.
  8. Serve while very hot with a side dish of grated cheese.
  9. The dish goes well with a green salad with Italian dressing and warm garlic bread.


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