Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo

My alfredo sauce is simply the best. It’s beyond delicious and cheesy, with a little garlic, a lot of gruyere cheese (so melty! so nutty!), and a hint of freshly grated nutmeg. (Just trust me!) It’s divine.  I don’t actually often cook fettuccine but I was inspired by Kate Winslet’s line in The Holiday, “Shall I make us a little Christmas fettuccine?” so I decided to make fettuccine alfredo for my Christmas dinner party alongside my Loaded Focaccia.

Fettuccine Alfredo

This is such an easy dish for entertaining. It requires practically no prep and can be made literally in the time it takes to boil pasta. I’ve made it many times for many wild party themes, such as Graveyard Pasta for my Haunted Mansion party and Kree Blood Pasta for my Captain Marvel party. (My friend Irene was delighted to finally eat my alfredo sauce looking normal for once!)

Fettuccine Alfredo
Photo credit: @chompdallas (I can always count on Irene for a great noodle pull pic!)

I keep whole nutmegs in my pantry. I think I bought 5 for $1 three years ago and they’re still going strong. Whole grated nutmeg tastes really nothing like powdered nutmeg so do not substitute ground nutmeg. If you don’t have whole nutmegs, leave it out. I also recommend picking up some whole nutmegs next time you’re at the store because it’s so cheap and a little freshly grated nutmeg makes so many dishes taste wonderful!

Fettuccine Alfredo

I make many things that are delicious leftover. Alfredo sauce really begs to be eaten as soon as you make it. Most cheese sauces do not heat up well the next day and this is no exception. For that reason and since it makes a ton, I love making this when I have 4-6 friends over so we can indulge and eat up the entire pan. Yum!

Fettuccine Alfredo
Fettuccine Alfredo
1 lbs fettuccine
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 cup freshly grated gruyere cheese
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

  1. Boil a pot of salted water over high heat. Add fettuccine and cook according to package directions.
  2. While pasta is boiling, melt one stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter with minced garlic over low heat. Add heavy whipping cream, salt, and pepper, and stir until uniform in color.
  3. Add parmesan and grayed gruyere and whisk over low heat until cheesy is completely melted. (Be patient!)
  4. Grate fresh nutmeg into the sauce, whisk, and add a pound of cooked fettuccine, using tongs to carefully coat the noodles with the sauce. Serve immediately.

Read about my Christmas dinner party here. Watch the episode:

Love it? Pin it!


Happy cooking,

The Rose Table Logo | Food, Travel, Garden

Don’t forget to follow/like The Rose Table on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram! Sign up for The Rose Table’s emails here.

4 responses to “Fettuccine Alfredo”

  1. Omg! I’ve never had better fettuccine alfredo in my entire life. Now I did use some chicken tenders that I cooked with herb de provence, garlic powder, salt, pepper and I cooked that in a combination of butter and oil (magnificent!!!) The recipe that I use from the rose table is amazing! And it’s not crazy complicated either. Freshly grated cheeses makes such a huge difference. And when she tells you to just trust her with the freshly grated nutmeg….omg JUST DO IT!! SOOO GOOD!!!! Mouth watering! MAGICAL! 🌹✨ I’m so grateful to be able to have this recipe and create this labor of love for my family! (Now I understand why she calls this Christmas fettuccine!!!🤤) ENJOY!

  2. […] recipe combines two of the best recipes on The Rose Table – my killer alfredo sauce (which takes about ten minutes to make) and my perfect grilled chicken – topped with feta […]

  3. I made this and it was THE BEST alfredo of my life! Even my toddler of a father (super picky like a kid XD) LOVED it. Im going to try it with the cheese stuffed tortellini noodles next and see how that is…. (:

    1. Katie-Rose Watson Avatar
      Katie-Rose Watson

      I’m so happy to hear that!! Thank you taking the time to leave a comment ❤️

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: