Creamy Alfredo Pasta

This Creamy Alfredo Pasta is a classic! The whole dish comes together in 15 minutes and is made with just a handful of ingredients, which you might quite possibly already have on hand! If you love pasta, you gotta try this recipe.

Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best. And this pasta sure does live up to that!

It’s finally the weekend, which means PASTA! This Creamy Alfredo Pasta just seemed like the right thing to make! It’s a great family dinner for when you’re short on time, or just want a quick meal.

Step-By-Step Video:

This dish is practically perfect in every way! *Chef’s kiss*

The Pasta:

This may sound controversial, but for this recipe, we really do prefer using a short cut pasta rather than fettuccine. All of the crevices hold the sauce so much better! Some of our favorite shapes to use are fusilli (which we used), cavatappi, trottole, and penne. 

The Sauce:

Making the sauce can’t get any easier! After making this once, you’ll never buy another jar of ordinary Alfredo sauce. This one is so much fresher and tastier. All you need is some butter, garlic, a splash of heavy cream (ok maybe a bit more than a splash), a touch of milk, a generous amount of parmesan, and some salt for good measure! 

All in all, ya just can’t go wrong with it! Add in some cooked chicken, or serve it with a side salad to make it a more rounded meal. Whatever floats your boat!

Is Alfredo Sauce American or Italian?

Ok, so to put it simply, Alfredo that is made with cream (that most of us are familiar with, like this one) is actually American. The Italian version of this is actually just made with three main ingredients. Pasta, butter, and parmesan cheese. So, in Italy this version isn’t as common. But both are delicious!

Here are some other recipes like this one:

Cherry Tomato Pasta Alla Vodka: Ok, this is in the Top 3 of our favorite pasta dishes.

Cheesy Garlic Herb Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce: A warm healthy dinner idea!

Chicken Tikka Masala: So flavorful and good!

Garlic Naan: To go with the Chicken Tikka Masala!

Do yourself a favor and go make yourself a bowl of this Creamy Alfredo Pasta! You won’t regret it! As usual, if you guys tried this recipe leave us a comment, because we love hearing from you all! Or tag us on Instagram!

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Creamy Alfredo Pasta


Description

This classic Creamy Alfredo Pasta is a classic! The whole dish comes together in 15 minutes and is made with just a handful of ingredients, which you might quite possibly already have on hand! If you love pasta, you gotta try this recipe.


Ingredients

-16 oz. pasta (we used fusilli)

-2 Tbsp. butter

-5 cloves garlic, minced

-1 1/2 cups heavy cream

-1/2 cup milk

-4 oz. cream cheese

-2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese

-1/4 tsp. salt


Instructions

1. Cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente.

2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, add in 2 Tbsp. butter with 5 cloves minced garlic.

3. Once the butter is melted and the garlic is fragrant, add in 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, 1/2 cup milk, and 4 oz. cream cheese. Stir that together until fully combined.

4. Let the sauce simmer on low for 5 minutes. The sauce should also thicken.

5. Now add in 2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese and stir until the cheese is melty. Also, add in a 1/4 tsp of salt to the sauce.

6. Finally, add the cooked pasta into your Alfredo sauce and stir to combine.

7. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Savory
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian/American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 492

Keywords: pasta, alfredo pasta, alfredo sauce, how to make alfredo sauce