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4.48 from 44 votes

Easy Pasta Alfredo

Easy Pasta Alfredo - Creamy, comforting, absolutely delicious, and super easy. This is the best and most simple recipe for Alfredo sauce that you will find!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cream, parmesan, pasta, pasta alfredo
Servings: 4
Calories: 625kcal
Author: Joanna Cismaru

Ingredients

  • 8 oz pasta I used linguini
  • 4 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper or to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Pour in the milk and cream. Stir consistently to avoid burning on the bottom of the pan until the mixture comes to a boil. Turn the heat down to medium, and mix in the parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Adjust the seasoning to your own taste.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and mix in the cooked pasta until the sauce begins to thicken. Garnish with parsley, and serve.

Notes

You can use a larger ratio of milk to cream if you'd like to cut down on calories.
You can use any type of pasta that you prefer.
This can be served with chicken or mushrooms to add some protein.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used. 

Nutrition

Calories: 625kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 513mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1635IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 311mg | Iron: 1mg