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Fettuccine Alfredo

by Laura

One of my all time favorite dishes is Fettuccine Alfredo at the Olive Garden restaurant. I wanted to find a recipe for it that I could make at home. This is the closest thing I have found.

The recipe was on a local television show, Good Things Utah, a couple of years ago. I adapted the recipe slightly to make the sauce closer to what I wanted. I prefer to add some mushroom sautéed in butter, however, no one else in my family likes mushrooms. Sometimes, I add mushrooms to my portion only.

You could also add chicken to this also. I never have, because I figure I’m blowing my calories for the day already without the addition of the chicken.
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Fettuccine Alfredo


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1 2/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pepper
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 10 oz. fettuccine, cooked
  • sautéed mushrooms, if desired


  1. In sauce pan, melt butter. Then add flour and mix until smooth.
  2. Mix in cream, milk, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Bring to boil and then simmer until sauce is decreased by half and thickened.
  3. Stir in Parmesan cheese until melted. Pour sauce over cooked fettuccine and toss. Toss in mushrooms if desired. Serves 5.
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This is the original photo from this post. The above photo was updated in January 2108.


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Camille July 16, 2009 - 5:47 pm

Hey Laura!

I just wanted to leave note telling you how much I LOVE your blog! I always come here FIRST when I need a recipe, idea or inspiration. I need to add to a small amount of alfredo mix I had — and voila! Love your blog — keep up the awesome work!

Mommy's Kitchen October 21, 2008 - 5:55 pm

Oh wow Laura you recipe looks so good. I tried my hand at one last week and i did not like how the sauce turned out. It was a bit thick for me I think i might try your recipe. We add sauted chicken on ours its my dd’s favorite.

Amy October 21, 2008 - 1:49 pm

mmmm…I love alfredo!

Emily October 21, 2008 - 11:05 am

Oh Yum! This is one of my sisters specialties and always a family fav!

Live.Love.Eat October 21, 2008 - 10:55 am

This looks great, one of my favorite pasta dishes.

Sara October 21, 2008 - 9:59 am

What an easy and delicious recipe. I will be trying this soon.


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