This recipe for alfredo pasta will be on repeat in your home soon enough. Simple and satisfying, it’s 100% kid-friendly and loved by adults just the same!
For best results, use our Amazing Homemade Alfredo sauce, which takes only 5 minutes to make!
Despite having a complex flavor, this creamy alfredo pasta recipe only requires a few ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand. What I love about alfredo pasta, is that it’s a satisfying vegetarian-style dish, while also delicious, bulked up with your favorite protein.
My kids absolutely love alfredo pasta. As a busy mom, I often get tempted to fall into the trap of making boxed macaroni and cheese. My alfredo pasta recipe is a mature enough dish for my husband and I to enjoy, while also being a simple go-to that my boys LOVE.
How to Make Alfredo Pasta
Like most pasta dishes, you will only need a pot and a pan to prepare my alfredo pasta. Pick your favorite noodle and get it boiling while you prepare your sauce. Since you will need to make sure that the milk and cheese does not burn or curdle, I suggest that you pre-measure your ingredients prior to cooking. Trust me, this will make your life much easier!
What is Alfredo Sauce?
If you have never had Alfredo Sauce before, it is a rich, white cheese sauce that pairs best with chicken, shrimp or sauteed veggies (mushrooms and broccoli are my top picks). Here is my recipe for an Easy Alfredo Sauce that your can make in only five minutes!
Proteins to add to Alfredo Pasta
You can get creative here, but the following are my personal favorites to add into alfredo pasta.
Go to the fish market and grab the biggest, plumpest shrimps you can. Tip: Be careful not to overcook your shrimp before adding it to the pasta. As soon as the shrimp turns from a grayish color to translucent pink, they are done! Also, be sure to add whatever juices that seep out of the shrimp into your alfredo pasta. This will add a ton of yummy, seafood flavor!
Boneless, skinless chicken is cheap and also the best type of chicken to add to the alfredo pasta. Season it with salt, pepper and olive oil and bake it in the oven while you are preparing your noodles and sauce.
Reheating Alfredo Pasta
Reheat your alfredo pasta on the stovetop at a low-heat with a few spoonfuls of water. Because your sauce will thicken as it cools in the refrigerator, you will need to add some moisture to return the sauce to a creamy texture.
Tips for the Best Alfredo Pasta
- Want an extra challenge? Try making your own pasta from scratch! Here is my recipe for Easy Homemade Pasta. If you’re using the boxed stuff, be sure not to overcook it.
- Alfredo sauce does reheat well and can be frozen for later use, but if you are really trying to “wow” you dinner guests, serve the pasta immediately after cooking it. Nothing beats the fresh pasta!
- Make homemade sauce and skip the canned or jarred stuff. It makes a huge difference!
- I know the cheese aisle can be intimidating, but choosing a high-quality parmesan cheese will make your pasta a knock-out dish. Skip the shredded, bagged parmesan and go for an aged parmesan that you will grate fresh. Grating the parmesan unlocks oils and flavors that are often lost in pre-shredded bagged cheese.
Other Easy Pasta Recipes:
- Broccoli Mushroom Alfredo Pasta
- Chicken Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo
- Creamy Chicken Pasta with Broccoli
- 1 lb pasta (spaghetti, linguini or fettuccine)
- 2 cups alfredo sauce
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- Cook pasta according to the package instructions. On a low heat, preheat Alfredo Sauce in a seep skillet. Add cooked pasta to the Alfredo Sauce.
- Stir to combine the alfredo sauce with pasta. Remove from heat.
- Serve pasta right away while the alfredo is still really warm. Sprinkle with fresh Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
For starters I seen you mention the word "noodle", it's not noodle, it's pasta then the real alfredo sauce doesn't take garlic, what you described was a type of cream sauce, but it's not Alfredo...oh, and it also takes an egg yolk which gives it texture...
Thanks for the note, Dino! Appreciate your feedback. This is definitely our version and I'm sure there's more authentic alfredos out there. We are garlic obsessed, so the ingredient definitely sneaks its way into our favorite dishes. Adding an egg yolk is something I really want to try! Happy New Year!
Very yummy 🙂
Thank you for good recipe 🙂
Tanya, thank you for sharing your feedback. I am so happy you liked it! 🙂
I'm still waiting for the invitation to dinner at your fabulous kitchen table. I'll bring dessert and you'll serve up that fab Alfredo pasta dish.
Elizabeth, You are always welcome especially if you are bringing dessert 😉
This pasta looks so yummy and delicious. Would love to try this recipe!
Thank you! I hope you love it as much as we do!
I love Alfredo Sauce mixed with marinara sauce on my spaghetti. I've never made homemade Alfredo sauce before. I would love to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Shannon, that called Sugo Rosa and it is delicious, I love to use cheese Ravioli's with my sugar Rosa
This recipe will be your favorite if you like a creamy white sauce. Enjoy!
I can't wait to try this pasta. The sauce looks amazing. And, thank you for adding the step by step images, those are so helpful.
Thank you Valentina! I am so happy that the images are helpful. 🙂
My kids would like to thank you in advance for this recipe-it's their fave!
Angelica, for sure! I am so glad you found a recipe for your kids. I know how hard it can be feeding them 🙂
My husband loves alfredo. I'll have to see if I can morph this into a plant-based recipe! <3
Oh, that would be interesting. Tell me if you have a good recipe, I think it would be useful for others.
Oh man, this reminded me of how much I freaking love pasta!! Putting this on my dinner list for next week.
Enjoy your dinner! 🙂
I don't think I've ever made my own Alfredo sauce before. This looks so good. My family wouldn't definitely want me to add shrimp.
Joanna, shrimp would this alfredo pasta would pair really well. I think you will love it! 🙂
This looks and sounds delicious and simple! My husband loves alfredo pasta and this looks quick enough for a weeknight meal!
Yes, its great for a weekday meal 🙂 So so quick!
This is a great recipe! Alfredo is one of my favorite meals. I usually add chicken, but I should start adding shrimp!
Chicken is an amazing pairing with alfredo, our younger son loves it that way. The older one is all about shrimp 🙂
Oh wow, this looks like such a great recipe. Can't wait to give this a try!
Heather, thank you so much! Hope you love it!
Nnnniiicceeeeeee! I look forward to having some alfredo pasta.
Enjoy it dear!
We love alfredo sauce. Sometimes I fry pancetta first, then add a can of peas to make it alla panna like in the restaurant, it is great with totellini, etc.!
Oh my Mitch, you gave me such a great cooking tip. I really appreciate it!
I have not had alfredo sauce in many years and was never very happy with store bought alfredo sauce. This sauce sound s so good I have to try it.
I am with you, its hard to find a really good alfredo sauce at the store.
Yum! Pasta with alfredo sauce is one of my all time biggest weaknesses! I love how easy this recipe is too. It would be perfect for those busy weeknights.
Yes, I use to work in the city and commute took a huge chunk of the day. This Alfredo pasta was definitely a lifesaver.
Oh my gosh, this looks so delicious! It definitely looks like the type of recipe that will become an instant family favourite. I'll have to give it a try one of these days.
Emily, our boys love Alfredo pasta so much, I believe your family will love it as well!
The Best Alfredo Pasta Recipe sounds so easy to do! I like that you can prepare it in juts 20 minutes. I hope I can cook it soon.
Emman, for sure! I really hope you get to enjoy it as much as we do.