Food Network Kitchen’s No-Cream Alfredo Sauce, as seen on Food Network.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

No-Cream Alfredo Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Traditional Roman fettucine Alfredo doesn't contain a drop of cream or milk, so whether you have none in your refrigerator or you are a traditionalist, this is the recipe for you. Just because there's no cream, however, doesn't mean it isn't over the top with richness and flavor.



  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Put the butter and cheese in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Add the fettuccine to the boiling water and cook, stirring occasionally, according to the package instructions for al dente. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water, then drain the pasta and add it to the large bowl. Using tongs, gently toss the pasta with the butter and cheese, adding pasta water as necessary to create a creamy looking sauce. Top with a few grinds of pepper.