9 Delicious Ways to Indulge in Alfredo


This familiar, comforting dish has likely found its way onto your dinner table at some point. And whether you prefer the classic version or are looking to switch things up next time you make it, we’ve got a recipe for you.

Giada De Laurentiis’ Fettuccine Alfredo (above)

Giada (our resident pasta queen) has a popular recipe for the classic dish that deserves a spot on your Pinterest board. Her version calls for some freshly squeezed lemon juice, which brightens up all that delicious Parmesan.

Ree Drummond’s Alfredo Sauce

When your fridge is nearly bare, turn to Ree’s simplified (and delicious) version of Alfredo — chances are you already have every ingredient in your kitchen.


Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

Swapping pasta for squash makes this dish a bit more nutritious. Plus, just a little pancetta goes a long way in upping the indulgence factor.

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Because a little protein is always a plus, and chicken is the perfect savory canvas for all that lovely sauce.

Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

Where chicken adds extra comfort to Alfredo, seafood elevates it — but this recipe is still easy enough to tackle on a weeknight.


Ravioli Alfredo with Peas

Alfredo need not be limited to fettuccine, of course — top ravioli with the sauce for a double dose of cheesiness. Peas add a welcome freshness to each indulgent bite.


Tortellini with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

Stirring in canned pumpkin and nutmeg steers this dish toward the sweet lane, a boon if you’re a fan of the sweet-savory combo for dinner.


Low-Cal Alfredo

Of course, one should not live on cream, butter and cheese all the time. Our recipe developers in Food Network Kitchen found a way to sub in low-fat milk and low-fat cheese and still end up with a creamy result.

Vegan Lemon Fettuccine Alfredo

Though this dish is low-fat and dairy-free, it’s still super-creamy, thanks to soy cream cheese and nutritional yeast (and it’s high-fiber to boot!).