A great, fast, and easy side dish for any meat.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
5
Yield:
5 - 6 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook noodles according to package directions.

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  • Meanwhile, heat butter or margarine and cream in a small saucepan over low heat until butter or margarine is melted. Stir in cheese, parsley, and salt and pepper; keep warm over low heat.

  • Drain pasta. Toss with sauce to coat.

Nutrition Facts

487 calories; protein 13.2g 27% DV; carbohydrates 33.4g 11% DV; fat 33.8g 52% DV; cholesterol 133.1mg 44% DV; sodium 511.4mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2007
The recipe as is deserves about 3.5 stars, it is a bit bland. However, I made some changes that made it excellent! We like extra sauce, so this is what I did. I doubled the heavy cream but kept the butter amount the same. I then added in a few tablespoons of cream cheese. I used 3/4 cup of grated Romano cheese and a large handful of shredded mozzarella to make it creamier. I also added in 2 teaspoons of garlic powder for some additional flavor. I then let that sit on the warmer on my stove and sauteed some chicken in garlic and butter. I served the sauce over fettucine noodles and put the chicken on top of it. Garlic bread on the side completed a fantastic meal!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/30/2007
I made this after my husband requested chicken alfredo. (I cooked up some chicken breast and served it with this.) He liked the flavor although I thought it was a little bland (maybe some garlic next time?). My biggest problem was that it never thickened up - he called it "soupy." Either way I'll probably keep playing with it; maybe I'll add flour or cornstarch next time. Read More
(9)
132 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 75
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2007
The recipe as is deserves about 3.5 stars, it is a bit bland. However, I made some changes that made it excellent! We like extra sauce, so this is what I did. I doubled the heavy cream but kept the butter amount the same. I then added in a few tablespoons of cream cheese. I used 3/4 cup of grated Romano cheese and a large handful of shredded mozzarella to make it creamier. I also added in 2 teaspoons of garlic powder for some additional flavor. I then let that sit on the warmer on my stove and sauteed some chicken in garlic and butter. I served the sauce over fettucine noodles and put the chicken on top of it. Garlic bread on the side completed a fantastic meal!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
This is a great simple side dish recipe. I have made this several times now even using regular milk to do so. Although it is much better with the cream. I don't know that I would change anything else as they are perfect. We have these noodles with chicken at least once a month. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2005
Our family loves this dish. I normally double the recipe and substitute 1/4 of the parmesan with shredded mozarella. That seems to make the sauce smoother. I also use half & half instead of heavy cream...haven't noticed a difference. Takes about 15 minutes to throw together so it's great for busy nights. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2012
This is an excellent recipe, with the reduction of butter to 1/4 c. or less. I can tell from their comments that a lot of people probably used Kraft Parmesan in the can. You cannot use that junk in recipes! That's a topping only! You have to use the real stuff from the refrigerator section in any recipe that calls for Parmesan mixed in a sauce. Also, some people use "grated" when they really mean "shredded." Even though this recipe said grated cheese, they did not mean Kraft grated cheese in the can. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2003
This is by far the best alfredo sauce I've ever made although I have to point out what I would change. It was too thick and too salty for me which made it impossible to add chicken to it. Because of the thickness we were already eating two servings of sauce each--any less would not coat all the noodles. Next time I will use less butter or at least use some unsalted butter and I might try using half-n-half instead of heavy cream. Either way my boyfriend said he'd pay 15 for it at a retaurant! Best compliment he ever gave me...! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2006
This was pretty good. I was looking for something fast and easy to make with leftover egg noodles. I used 3 tbps of fresh parsley instead and the key to having a smooth sauce is to use freshly grated parmesan not pre-shredded. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2012
Amazing! this is my go to alfredo sauce period. some tips: if you use a canned grated parmesan like Krafts use unsalted butter and use about 1/8 cup less. Canned is saltier and its stronger. do try to use fresh hand grated parmesan in you can get it... when you taste the difference you'll be amazed. you can switch heavy cream or half and half or a mix of both. I've actually used just plain milk (with a bit more butter) there is a longer method of alfredo with butter flour chicken stock and cream with parmesan. Its wonderful too but for fast and easy this is the best! This is delicious but plainer side dish and I would seved with more complex main dishes. However if my main dish is just plain ie roasted chicken.. I'd punch this up a notch with maybe some spinach some garlic some mushroom... the varieties are many! This recipe as is deserves 10 stars. Thanks for posting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2011
Great and delicious best alfredo sauce I've ever had or made(: Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2012
We enjoyed this one! I wanted to prep this ahead so I cooked the noodles ahead of time and refrigerated them. I also put the alfredo sauce together ahead and refrigerated that separately. Just before dinner I reheated the noodles in the microwave and the sauce on the stovetop. When both were heated I combined the two and served. Very good and one I would do again. Next time I will add a little garlic to the alfredo sauce. Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
07/30/2007
I made this after my husband requested chicken alfredo. (I cooked up some chicken breast and served it with this.) He liked the flavor although I thought it was a little bland (maybe some garlic next time?). My biggest problem was that it never thickened up - he called it "soupy." Either way I'll probably keep playing with it; maybe I'll add flour or cornstarch next time. Read More
(9)
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