Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo

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  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 3/4 pound cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Sherry
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • pinch white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups half and half, plus more if needed
  • Salt
  • 1 1/2 pound wide-noodle fettuccine
  • 1/4 cup minced flat-leaf parsley


Heat butter and cream cheese in saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until cheese begins to melt. Add Sherry, cayenne, white pepper and garlic powder. Vigorously whisk in 2 cups half and half until sauce is smooth and creamy. If too thick, add more half and half. Season with salt to taste. Cook fettuccine in boiling salted water 7 to 10 minutes. Drain. Stir parsley into sauce and toss with hot noodles. Serve immediately.

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