How to cook Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo is a pasta dish similar to that of pasta alla carbonara and traditionally made from fettuccine pasta, tossed with parmesan cheese, and butter. Since its debut in the US, several variations were made that almost deviated from the original recipe. Eggs, flour, olive oil, and asiago cheese were sometimes added for a twist in flavor and a much richer texture.

Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo


  • 1 lb fettuccine, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Romano cheese, shredded
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 4 pieces fried bacon, crumbled (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Procedure

  1. Cook the fettuccine according to package instructions
  2. Heat a saucepan or cooking pot and pour-in the milk then bring to a boil
  3. Add the heavy whipping cream and stir then let boil.
  4. Adjust the heat to the lowest possible then add the Parmesan and Romano cheeses. Stir continuously until cheese melts and the texture of the mixture becomes fine.
  5. Whisk the egg yolks in a mixing bowl then add about 5 tablespoons of the milk-cheese mixture. Continue whisking until everything is well distributed.
  6. Add the egg yolk mixture in the saucepan/cooking pot and stir until the texture becomes thick.
  7. Add the cooked fettuccine and toss until the noodles are well covered with sauce.
  8. Add the crumbled fried bacon, salt, and pepper and mix with the other ingredients.