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5 from 9 votes

Copycat Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo

This Copycat Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo recipe takes just 30 minutes to make and is incredibly delicious. It serves 6 and costs $6.00 to make. That’s just $1 per serving!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: comfort food, copycat recipe, pasta
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 735kcal
Cost: $6.00

Equipment

  • large colander
  • large pot
  • large saucepan
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Wooden spoon

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce package fettuccine
  • 5 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black or white pepper
  • cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

COOK FETTUCCINE:

  • Cook the fettuccine as per the package instructions and drain.

MAKE ALFREDO SAUCE:

  • In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Once melted, add garlic and cook and stir constantly until the garlic is fragrant about 30-60 seconds.
  • Add in whipping cream and pepper and bring the mixture to a bubble (NOT a boil). Once bubbling, reduce the heat to simmer and simmer while stirring often until the mixture has thickened. This will take about 5 minutes.
  • Add in the Parmesan and mozzarella cheese and continue to cook and stirring occasionally until the sauce has thickened. This will take about 5-10 minutes.

TO FINISH:

  • Spoon the alfredo sauce over the drained fettuccine and serve.

Notes

It’s important to go low and slow with this recipe because of all of the dairy products. If you cook the alfredo sauce over higher heats, you run the risk of the sauce breaking, separating, and becoming grainy.

Nutrition

Calories: 735kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 217mg | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1685IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 269mg | Iron: 2mg