Quick alfredo pasta recipe in a bowl with dry noodles and parmesan in the background.
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Quick Alfredo Pasta Recipe

Quick alfredo pasta is everyone's favorite weeknight dinner! One pan away from creamy, cheesy, pasta that's ready in just 20 minutes! Try it today.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword alfredo pasta recipe, recipe alfredo pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 1013kcal
Author Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley


  • 1 pound fettuccini pasta or any long pasta
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup good quality parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh parsley or 3 teaspoons fresh
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Boil pasta according to package directions.
  • Pour into a colander and leave to drain while you prepare the sauce.
  • Combine cream, parmesan cheese, and butter in the same pot the pasta was cooked in.
  • Bring to a simmer and stir occasionally until cheese is totally melted, about 2 minutes.
  • Toss pasta, salt and pepper, and parsley together with the sauce.
  • Taste to adjust seasonings and serve! Favorite toppings are bacon bits, additional cheese, and peas.


Calories: 1013kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 38g | Cholesterol: 300mg | Sodium: 437mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2305IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 318mg | Iron: 2.3mg