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Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo


  • 1⁄2cup butter
  • 2tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1pint heavy cream
  • 1teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 2⁄3cup grated parmesan cheese (preferably fresh)
  • 1lb fettuccine, prepared as directed


  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter.
  • When butter is melted, add cream cheese.
  • When the cream cheese is softened, add heavy cream.
  • Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Simmer for 15-20 minutes over low heat, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in parmesan.
  • Serve over hot fettucine noodles.


  • regan moore

    I enjoyed this dish very much. My husband used to work for the olive garden, so he knows the alfredo sauce when he tastes it. I used preshreaded parmesan cheeze and put it in just before i took it off the heat and it melted fine. i also used just a touch more cream cheeze so it wouldn’t be too thin which worked. personally i thought it had too much of a cream taste. i may next time try a little buttermilk. Good recipe, but it needs a little tweeking if you ask me.

  • Donna (Grandmereb)

    I agree with Barry Barton, I added 8 oz cream cheese and it was outstanding! I changed it up quite a bit though–used 1 cup butter, 4 cloves minced garlic, 1 1/2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese, and added half & half (fat free) to replace the heavy cream. It is outstanding. I also added some nicely season grilled chicken breast that I cut into bite sized pieces. Great recipe to make to take from and make your own.

  • KidzChaos

    WOW!!!! My husband and I visited Olive Garden last week and I ordered the Fettuccine Alfredo, and while it was pretty good, THIS recipe is SO MUCH BETTER! I did add more cream cheese and extra garlic powder (also didn’t have fresh parmesan, just the Kraft stuff) but WOWOWOW I loved it! I ate the ENTIRE amount over two days. I plan on making it again today, adding chicken, for dinner. Amazing, THANK YOU!! Would give it TEN stars easily!

  • jseg048

    AMAZING! Tastes just like Olive Garden! In my opinion, it tastes even better re-heated for later, when the butter separates a little…yum! When I make this next time, I think I will add more cream cheese as others have recommended although I think the consistency was pretty good as it was. I will also use more minced garlic (well, I added minced garlic instead of garlic powder) to give it more more of a flavor kick. But I am seriously glad I found this…it's the only dish I ever order at Olive Garden and now I can have it whenever I want; THANK YOU!!

  • Barry Barton

    If you change the t table spoons cream cheese to 8 ounce pack of cream cheese its better the Olive Gardens. Also if you are adding sea food such as Crab meat, shrimp, or Samon I think 2 oz. for clam juice would round out this dish. Its so good I put it on our menu once a week and sell out each time.

  • jmm632

    This is a great dish. I changed it up a little by using a fresh clove of garlic, minced and like <br/>Barry I amped up the cream cheese to 8 oz but I use the herb and garlic cream cheese instead of the plain……..Delicious!!!! it added the flavour and consistency the original recipe was lacking….Enjoy!

  • chef amelia bedelia

    my family loved it; thank you for a great recipe! i will definitely be using this again and again. After reading the comments, i decided to go with 8 oz of cream cheese instead of 2 tablespoons. delicious.

  • VanillaPotter

    This was an awesome meal. I had no idea that alfredo sauce would be so simple. It was creamy and had great flavor. I’m making it again tonight for my bf and his family, to change it up I’m adding in crispy, diced bacon.

  • Scotty & Callie’s Mom

    Delicious, however I did make a few changes. I used 1 1/2 c. half and half and 4 oz. of lite cream cheese and only 1/4 c margarine. All other ingredients I kept the same. Put it all in microwave for about 5 min. So good and so easy. Next time I thinks I’ll add some broccoli and chicken.

  • anjellybelly13

    This was absolutely delicious! I made it for me and my boyfriend last night and we both loved it. I did how others suggested and put in 8 oz of cream cheese instead of 2 tbs and i think it worked perfectly. Next time i think i will add more garlic though, and maybe some red pepper flakes. It needed a little bit more of a kick.