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4.75 from 4 votes

Fettuccine Alfredo

You will need to reserve 2 cups of the pasta cooking water.
Course: Main dish/Pasta
Keyword: creamy pasta, fettuccine, fettuccine alfredo, pasta
Servings: 4


  • kosher salt just for cooking the pasta
  • 12 oz fettuccine
  • 1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil
  • 1 heaping cup Parmesan cheese finely grated + more for serving
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup heavy cream optional
  • black pepper freshly cracked


  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente. Reserve and set aside 2 cups pasta cooking liquid. Drain the rest.
  • Over medium heat, pour 1 cup of the pasta cooking liquid into a large skillet. Bring to a gentle simmer, then whisk in the Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil, a little at a time, until melted.
  • While whisking constantly, gradually add the cheese, making sure it’s completely melted and incorporated before adding more. If adding heavy cream, add in the cream and stir to incorporate. Mix in the cooked pasta and, using tongs, toss to coat, adding more pasta cooking water as needed, until the sauce coats the noodles completely.
  • Serve and garnish with more cheese if desired and some freshly cracked pepper! Enjoy!


Note for cook: You will need to reserve 2 cups of the pasta cooking water