Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo

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My kids love (love!) Fettuccine Alfredo. And since we don't visit Olive Garden all that often, I thought it would be a fun first day of school meal to make at home.  It was perfect, and my youngest even pronounced it “better than Tellini's” (which is where they usually get their Alfredo fix ~ on Kids Eat for $.99 Weekends!)


It doesn't require any fancy ingredients, and after making it I won't be buying prepared Alfredo Sauce every again ~ it's just so easy to do it at home! So, instead of heading out for dinner this week, pinch a few pennies and try out a restaurant meal at home.  Serve it up with a side salad, homemade breadsticks, and maybe even this Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli Soup. . . .Yum!

Olive Garden Fettucine Alfredo


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 2/3 cup grated parmesan (we like the Digiorno brand in the deli)
  • 1 lb fettuccine noodles, cooked


  1. Melt butter in stovetop over low heat.
  2. Once butter has melted, add cream cheese until it softens.
  3. Then add heavy cream.
  4. Add garlic powder, as well as salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring constantly over low heat.
  6. Remove from heat & stir in Parmesan cheese ~ will thicken a small bit while standing.
  7. Serve on hot fettucine noodles.

Here are the best sales I see to watch for this week (as of 8/21/13):

  • Ronzoni Pasta BOGO $1.50 at Publix
  • Fresh Express Salad Blend BOGO $3.99 at Publix
  • Pepperidge Farm Texas Toast BOGO $2.39 at Publix, use $.55/1 Texas Toast
  • Barilla Pasta $1 at Kroger, use $.55/1 Barilla coupon from the 6/30 Smart Source insert

Recipe adapted from Food.com. Thanks to I Heart Publix for the coupon matchups. If you need a little more menu inspiration, go HERE. This post is linked to Living Well Spending Less Thrifty Thursday.

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  1. Oh my gosh, Laurie! This looks heavenly, my mouth is totally watering right now! I’ll be trying this soon!

    • It was sooo good, but I meant to say in the post that the sauce doesn’t thicken up too much (I thought it would have!) Delicious though – let me know if you try it, Angela! 🙂

  2. I love olive garden and I love fettuccine alfredo!! Thanks for sharing this recipe, I will have to make this soon! Ty for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!

  3. Pasta dishes in restaurants are way OVER priced! I make my own Alfredo sauce as well!

  4. I really like your site. I am going to come back more often.

  5. Made this today and it was delicious!!!!! My husband and I love it!!! I’m definitely not going to be buying the alfredo sauce in the jars anymore!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  6. Mari Jo Bissard Thompson says

    Your recipes are amazing. Rarely do I make so many dinners and brunches off one site! Now I copy them off and make a books for my daughter so she can make dinners that make us proud! Keep up the great work!

  7. Ashley Reeves Everett says

    Ok… I don't cook much, so what is heavy cream?

  8. Ashley Reeves Everett says

    Ok… I don't cook much, so what is heavy cream?

  9. Whipped cream

  10. Whipped cream

  11. But in a carton

  12. But in a carton

  13. How many servings does this make approximately? I’m looking to feed a group of 6 – 10 so wondering if I should double this recipe.

  14. raychel helman says

    Does any no how much this makes

  15. Recipe looks delicious! Instead of heavy cream, would i be able to use a lower fat alternative? such as half & half? Thank you


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