Copy-cat Olive Garden fettuccini Alfredo recipe

If you know me you know that I love food! And pasta is my favorite by far! I’m always looking for new pasta recipes, and most unfortunately just don’t do it for me. But this Alfredo recipe hits the spot every time and I find myself not wanting to go out to restraunts to pay for something I can make at home. My husband even prefers this recipe over Olive Gardens and says it’s better!

This recipe is super easy and only takes about 20 minutes to make. The recipe calls for shrimp, but you can easily make it with chicken or with no protein at all! Now, instead of writing about it anymore and making this a super long intro which your probably going to scroll past anyway here it is! I hope you all enjoy!




12 ounces fettuccine

Olive oil (for tossing)

3/4 pound large shrimp (about 16)

Black pepper

1 stick of butter (8tbl)

2 cups heavy cream

2 punches nutmeg

1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese


Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and salt generously. Add the pasta, and boil according to package directions until al dente, tender but still slightly firm. Strain, and toss with a splash of oil.

Meanwhile, arrange the shrimp in a single layer on a large pie pan or paper plate, and pat them with a paper towel until completely dry. Season with salt and pepper.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and add 2 tablespoons of the butter. When the butter melts, raise the heat to medium-high, and invert the plate of shrimp over the skillet so the shrimp fall into the pan all at once. Cook the shrimp, without moving them, until the underside is pink, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip the shrimp, and cook until fully pink and cooked through, about 2 minutes more. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl.

Reduce the heat to medium, and add the remaining 6 tablespoons butter. Scrape the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon to release any browned bits. When the butter has mostly melted, whisk in the cream and nutmeg and bring to a simmer, then cook for 2 minutes. Lower the heat to keep the sauce warm.

Whisk the Parmesan  into the sauce. Add the shrimp and cooked pasta, and toss well. Season with salt and pepper. Serve!
I hope your family loves this recipe as much as mine does! Enjoy


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