The Best Easy Creamy Fettuccini Alfredo is made with a few basic ingredients! Made with butter, garlic, heavy cream, Parmesan and salt. Dinner in less than 20 minutes.
Bring water to boil in a large pot.
Place 8-12 oz* of pasta into a pot of boiling water with 2 tablespoons of salt.
Cook the pasta to al dente (see notes).
While cooking pasta, melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add minced garlic to pan.
Let the garlic cook for about one minute, taking care to not burn garlic!
After a minute, turn the heat to medium and add the heavy cream to the pan with the butter and garlic. Whisk together.
Let the cream, butter and garlic simmer for 5-8 minutes on medium heat. It will thicken a bit during this process.
Grate the cheese and add to the sauce a little at a time, stirring with a whisk to prevent the cheese from clumping. Turn heat to low.
When the pasta is done, Using tongs, remove pasta from the boiling water in a few batches. Let the excess water drip back into the pasta pot and place hot pasta directly into the pan of Alfredo sauce. It is ok if some of the pasta water ends up in the sauce. This will help thin the sauce a bit.
Toss the pasta and Alfredo sauce together. Taste the pasta coated in the sauce. Add salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Thin with additional pasta water if needed.
Serve immediately in warmed bowls and top with additional grated cheese on top.