Rating: 4.17 stars
196 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 103
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 29
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 7

This is the best alfredo sauce I have ever come up with and any kind of meat or vegetable can be added to it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.

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  • Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic in olive oil until golden. Remove garlic, and reserve oil.

  • In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, combine blue cheese, Parmesan cheese, and cream. Stir until cheeses are melted. Stir in the oil from the garlic pan. Season with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.

  • Toss sauce with hot pasta, and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

487 calories; protein 12.9g; carbohydrates 43.9g; fat 29.9g; cholesterol 94.3mg; sodium 261.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (146)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2003
Awesome! This turned out to be the best ever pasta dish I've made. It was fantastic. A perfect balance of flavors. I made this for my husband for our anniversary and it was a hit! I did take the advice from some of the other helpful reviewers (thanks guys!) and added a few changes of my own. I did add crabmeat (NOT the imitation stuff but the real lump crabmeat in a can at the refrigerated seafood counter) and I sauteed it in butter and lemon juice. I used Land O'Lakes Fat Free half and half and instead of 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning I added a packet of dry Italian dressing mix and I doubled the amount of sauteed garlic and didn't remove the pieces from the olive oil. Instead of salt and pepper I used garlic salt and lemon pepper. I served it over warm fettuccini then added more bleu cheese crumbles and lemon pepper to the top. Outstanding! I served it with a baguette and it was a very filling and scrumptious meal. Thanks for this recipe! It will definitely be a hit at our family's special events! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/29/2011
My actual rating is 3.5 stars. After all the reviews I was expecting something a lot better than it was. Don't get me wrong it was still sort of good but just not what I expected. My boyfriend thought it was excellent though. Maybe it was the kind of cheese I used. Read More
(6)
196 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 103
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 29
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2003
Awesome! This turned out to be the best ever pasta dish I've made. It was fantastic. A perfect balance of flavors. I made this for my husband for our anniversary and it was a hit! I did take the advice from some of the other helpful reviewers (thanks guys!) and added a few changes of my own. I did add crabmeat (NOT the imitation stuff but the real lump crabmeat in a can at the refrigerated seafood counter) and I sauteed it in butter and lemon juice. I used Land O'Lakes Fat Free half and half and instead of 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning I added a packet of dry Italian dressing mix and I doubled the amount of sauteed garlic and didn't remove the pieces from the olive oil. Instead of salt and pepper I used garlic salt and lemon pepper. I served it over warm fettuccini then added more bleu cheese crumbles and lemon pepper to the top. Outstanding! I served it with a baguette and it was a very filling and scrumptious meal. Thanks for this recipe! It will definitely be a hit at our family's special events! Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2007
Very good recipe. Here are the alterations that I've made. I used 1 tbsp butter 3 cloves garlic that I left in 1 tbsp fresh parsley instead of Italian seasoning 1/4 c white wine and while the sauce was simmering I added 1 tsp of flour to thicken it juast a bit. I served it on top of the pasta with additional parmesan cheese. Next time I will add some fresh mushrooms. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2003
Great recipe - I have made it a couple times and noticed different results in 'zing'; check which blue cheese you use - if you are using a creamy blue the sauce is relatively bland. Also I found broccoli to be delicious in this sauce (cut into very small trees) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2006
Throw some canned crab meat (lump) in this and you have a truly awesome dish that will impress. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2006
I LOVE bleu cheese so I'd add more next time. We also fried up some chicken and added that on top. I would definitely recommend this. My husband and I loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2008
Wow! What a yummy recipe. I made this for my bf and a good friend (who specifically requested alfredo) and they loved it! The garlic oil really adds a lot of flavor and I belive makes the dish. I suppose you could use gorgonzola in place of bleu cheese if you prefer a milder flavor (gorgonzola is milder than bleu).... This tastes just like Stouffer's fettuccini alfredo! I think next time I'll experiment by using green fettuccini!Serve with an Olive Garden salad (I made my own version) and garlic breadsticks (be sure to dip them in the sauce - yum!). This one's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2006
I thought this was a fantastic recipe. Its the first fettucini I've ever made and it turned out great. I did make a few changes as I went along though including sizing it down to 2 servings. I left the garlic in since I love garlic and instead of Italian seasoning I used about a half dozen fresh basil leaves chopped. I used half and half instead of cream and it worked fine might even have been better. And last! After I tossed the sauce and pasta together I cut up a ripe tomato and a couple green onions and stirred them in. Really a wonderful dish and one I'd serve to company. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2006
This sauce was very good the only thing I changed was I put gorgonzola cheese instead of blue cheese next time I almost might put a little less italian seasoning and more parmesan we served it over pasta mixed with spinach and mushrooms and topped with steak fillets it was excellent! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2006
If you have read any of my previous reviews you have learned by now that we are HUGE blue cheese lovers. So it should be no surprise that I gave it 5 stars. I'm going to cut back on the Italian seasonings next time. It was just a tad too much for our taste. And I tend to agree with the other reviewers that adding cooked chicken ham or veggies to this would be delicious too. Not for those watching their calories! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/29/2011
My actual rating is 3.5 stars. After all the reviews I was expecting something a lot better than it was. Don't get me wrong it was still sort of good but just not what I expected. My boyfriend thought it was excellent though. Maybe it was the kind of cheese I used. Read More
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