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easy authentic alfredo sauce for pasta

Easy Authentic Alfredo Sauce


Marcella Hazan's Cream and Butter Sauce (all'Alfredo) from her book, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking, is super fast to make and incredibly delicious to eat!


  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2/3 Cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, freshly grated, or use best parmesan cheese available
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Nutmeg, a few fresh gratings, or a few shakes from spice jar


  1. Place Butter and 2/3 Cup of Heavy Whipping Cream into a sauce pan on Medium-Low heat.
  2. Bring butter and cream to a boil.
  3. Boil for 1 minute, stirring continuously with a whisk, until sauce thickens.
  4. Turn off heat.
  5. Add to sauce, 1 lb of cooked pasta.
  6. Quickly toss the pasta, making sure that all of the pasta is coated with the sauce.
  7. Turn the heat back on to Low.
  8. Add the Parmigiano-Reggiano, a little Salt & Pepper, a few fresh gratings of Nutmeg, and the rest of the Heavy Whipping Cream to the sauce and toss the pasta again.
  9. Serve Immediately!
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Pasta Sauce
  • Cuisine: Italian
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