Make Pasta Alfredo In 20 Minutes!


    I am a huge pasta fan and you will find it on the dinner menu many nights at our home.  Unfortunately, as I’m getting older, I have noticed that I have less of a tolerance for pasta that contains red sauce.  It must be due to its acidity from the tomatoes but, although I greatly enjoy eating it, it comes back to haunt me later on.  Due to this, I have begun to replace tomato sauce with Alfredo sauce in many of my favorite pastas.


    The following Alfredo recipe is delicious with the addition of vegetables such as chopped asparagus or broccoli.  The sauce also functions deliciously as a foundation for white pizza.


Makes: 8 servings prepared in 20 minutes

1 (16 oz) package of your favorite pasta

1 cup heavy cream
1⁄2 cup butter
1⁄2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder



  1. Boil water in a large pot which you can add salt to or not depending on your dietary requirements.
  2. Add pasta and cook for between 12-14 minutes or until all the pasta is al dente, drain.
  3. Mix heavy cream and butter in conventional oven or use a large, heavy saucepan while cooking over medium heat.
  4. Heat consistently until all the butter melts, but make sure you stir from time to time while being cautious not to cause the mixture to come to a boil.
  5. Stir salt and pepper, garlic powder, parsley and grated Parmesan cheese. Toss all of these ingredients with cooked pasta and serve right away.


    I hope you and your family enjoy this recipe as much as mine does.  I find that it is the perfect dish to prepare on a busy workday when you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen cooking.  Bon Appetit!

Let’s Discuss:  What is your favorite way to enjoy pasta in recipes?

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  1. Pasta is one of my favorite foods! This looks delicious and I love that it only takes 20 minutes. I love a good pasta with creamy sauce and fresh parsley.

  2. YUM!!! Looks delicious and easy…two of my favorite things!! 🙂 Pinning this one to try later.

  3. Chrissy Mazzocchi says

    Oh wow this looks so amazing! I would love to make this for my Family one evening 🙂

  4. I actually make an old family favorite called macaroni and egg. There is no real recipe for it, and I mix in new ingredients all the time.

  5. That looks so good! I love pasta alfredo, but the rest of the family like it better when I make it into pasta carbonara.

  6. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I am Italian, so pasta is a staple in my life. My favorite is with homemade red sauce, but I will eat it just about any way.

  7. Yum! I always add a little lemon to my alfredo. I love the flavors of the two combined!

  8. your recipe does look delicious! My favorite pasta has a la diabla sauce. I love my spicy food

  9. I’m a fan of pasta with any type of cheese on it. (Mozzarella is a favorite too.) This recipe looks delicious!

  10. If I’m honest, there’s really no recipe with pasta that doesn’t make me happy! This sounds so wonderful to me, and now I’m craving it for dinner.

  11. I have my eye on all that fresh parsley you used in your Pasta Alfredo!! LoL The Alfredo looks great too. My family would be all over it.

  12. This looks yummy! I’m with you, I can eat red sauce at lunch all the time…but as soon as I eat it for dinner the heartburn when I try to go to bed that night is just ridiculous.

  13. Yum! This looks really good. I bet my kids would love it too! Doesn’t look to hard too. Bonus!

  14. I am not a fan of any Alfredo sauce but I do buy red sauces all the time! Yes, I make a LOT of Pasta–it is so easy and since I’m single it is easy to make just the right amount! I add tuna, chicken or whatever else I happen to have around to the pasta and eat!

  15. I love alfredo… had it for Mother’s Day! That looks yummy.

  16. I love alfredo with a passion, this is the type of pasta I would eat in seconds! I’ve been dying for some, I would love to try this recipe out.

  17. Jennifer Williams says

    Love this, any recipe using heavy whipping cream has to be good! I am with you on the pasta dishes, I would eat them every day if my family would not protest.

  18. I love alfredo! And this is super simple too!

  19. I have never made it at home. I wonder why that is??? The kids and I love it. I pinned it so we can make it here too. Excellent share!

  20. Oh wow. I didn’t know alfredo was that easy to make. I should definitely try it.

  21. Claudia Davis says

    That sure is simple. No more bottled sauce for me. When I turned about 40, I had the same issues with red sauce. I have to put very little sauce on or else it hits me later and its just not worth risking it. This looks so so so good.

  22. Maryann D. says

    I am a pasta fan also and I do love Alfredo sauce even though I have not made it myself. This recipe looks wonderful and one that I can handle. I would definitely add different vegetables, like broccoli to it also.

  23. That looks really good. We are due for some pasta here.

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