Enjoy this easy-to-make One Pot Fettuccine Alfredo For Two recipe using fresh ingredients like butter, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese and garden fresh parsley. This indulgent creamy pasta is made in just 20 minutes time making it perfect for a main dish or side dish for dinner.
I might have a family of four, but every now and then I will whip up a special lunch or date night dinner (when the kids go to bed) for just us two. If we are craving a rich decadent pasta from our favorite restaurant I’ll make this One Pot Fettuccine Alfredo For Two.
It’s perfect because it only takes 20 minutes from start to finish! The secret ingredients to my fettuccine Alfredo pasta are heavy cream and lots of freshly grated Parmesan cheese! Just a few simple ingredients can transform plain pasta to a rich and creamy sensation.
- Fettuccine Noodles – homemade pasta is best, but you can find high-end fettuccine noddles at the grocery store that are freshly made in Italy and imported over.
- Unsalted Butter
- Garlic in Water – You can use fresh garlic for this recipe if you do not have this on hand. I always make this recipe with Spice World Brand minced garlic in water. It’s found in a jar or plastic squeeze bottle in the produce section at your local grocery store.
- Heavy Cream
- Parmesan Cheese
- Fresh Parsley
- Black Pepper
Don’t be intimidated. Making Alfredo pasta sauce is actually really easy! First of course you want to cook the fettuccine noodles.
Once the pasta is done drain the pot of noodles in a colander. Set the noodles to the side.
In a saucepan, add the unsalted butter and garlic on low heat. Mix with a silicone spatula then add in the heavy cream. Add in the grated Parmesan cheese. Continue to mix until the cheese has melted into the cream mixture. Add the sauce to the noodles and toss. Cover the noodles and let rest for 5 minutes.
Before serving, mix in the freshly-minced parsley and season with salt and black pepper, if desired. Divide between two plates. Top with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.
What goes with Alfredo Pasta?
You can add a wide variety of ingredients to alfredo pasta!
- Chicken (specifically my favorite Instant Pot Chicken Marsala recipe)
- Green Peas
- Fresh Basil
- Roasted Garlic Cloves
Italian Side Dishes
Here are a few of my favorite Italian side dishes I like to make with this fettuccine Alfredo!
- Italian Bread
- Oven-Roasted Asparagus
- Tomato and Onion Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Avocado, Bacon & Mango Salad
- Tomato Mozzarella Skewers
You can easily double this recipe for your family of four. I like to make this as a treat when my family comes over for Sunday dinner. Even my mom was shocked by how easy this is to make. The pasta is cooked and alfredo sauce is made in one pot, so you have very little to clean up after dinner (or lunch is over).
One Pot Fettuccine Alfredo For Two
- Stock Pot
- Cheese Grater
- ½ pound fettuccine noodles
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic in water
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large stock pot, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Add in 1 tablespoon of salt. Once the water is boiling add in the fettuccine noodles. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes until the noodles are al dente. *You will need to stir on occasion to prevent the noodles from sticking.
- Drain the pot of noodles in a colander. Set the noodles to the side. In a saucepan, add the unsalted butter and garlic on low heat. Mix with a silicone spatula then add in the heavy cream. Add in the grated Parmesan cheese. Continue to mix until the cheese has melted into the cream mixture. Add the sauce to the noodles and toss. Cover the noodles and let rest for 5 minutes.
- Before serving, mix in the freshly-minced parsley and season with salt and black pepper, if desired. Divide between two plates. Top with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.
This was perfect. I did add more garlic but I do that to 100% of recipes that call for garlic, so that’s me. I added 2 tbsp of garlic paste. It was wonderful. The cheese melted and the sauce became creamy and coated the back of a spoon. The pasta I cooked al dente per the package directions and just mixed in. I can’t believe how easy fettucine alfredo is, it’s one of my favorite dishes, I’m an avid cook and I’ve never made it before. I will be making it again. This was the perfect amount for 2 hearty servings. Thank you!
Jennifer, this is great to read. It’s one of our favorites too.
The alfredo looks so delicious!!! Bookmarked the recipe and printed it out already! Plus, I forwarded it to my husband!
Hi Barbara! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed! It’s such a delicious recipe!
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This fettuccine looks sooo easy to make, life saver for those crazy busy days when I don’t know what to cook for dinner.
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