Fettuccine Alfredo

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2005, America's Test Kitchen TV

This quintessential Roman dish -- fresh egg noodles, cheese, butter, and cream -- requires few ingredients and little time. Why, then, does Alfredo so often fail?

SERVES 4 to 6 as a first course

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

We discovered that fresh pasta was essential as a base for the best fettuccine Alfredo recipe—dried noodles didn't hold on to the sauce. Turning our attention to the sauce, we found that a light hand was called for when adding two of the ri...

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