Fettuccine Alfredo

Makes: 6 servings. Prep: 10 minutes. Cook: total of 12 minutes. Emeril says: Double-check that you have all the needed tools on hand before you start this or any recipe.

Fettuccine Alfredo
Servings: 6 Prep 10 mins Cook 12 mins


  • 1 pound fettuccine or tagliatelle
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 small diced smoked cured ham (optional)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup green peas, defrosted if frozen (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Make It

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and 1 tablespoon salt. Return to a boil and cook pasta until al dente, stirring occasionally, about 10 to 12 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, heat butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

3. Add ham, if desired, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

4. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

5. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.

6. Add heavy cream; bring to a boil. Cook until the volume is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. If desired, add peas. Stir in remaining salt and pepper.

7. Using oven mitts or pot holders, drain pasta in a colander and place it in a large bowl.

8. Pour sauce over pasta. Add cheese and toss to coat.

9. If desired, add parsley and adjust the seasoning to taste. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 706, Fat, total (g): 44, chol. (mg): 141, sat. fat (g): 25, carb. (g): 61, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 22, sodium (mg): 1974, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.