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Copycat Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo

October 4, 2021Teresa

I love Fettuccine Alfredo. I have loved it ever since being introduced to it decades ago when we first started going to Olive Garden restaurants. Back in the early 1990s when the Internet was just beginning, I stumbled along pages of recipes including a copycat recipe page. (This was back before the recipes had pictures and before the Internet became as great as it is now.) It had everything from KFC’s Coleslaw recipe to this delightful Copycat Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo recipe.

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One of the great things about this main dish is it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare! That’s right, less than 30 minutes. So it’s a great main dish on weeknights when you’re in a hurry. Plus, it just goes down so well. It’s truly a mouthwatering, drool-worthy recipe that I can’t stay out of.

I’ve made it several times over the years, but really had a hankering for it back in July. The one thing that struck me as odd when I first read the ingredients, is that it included cream cheese. Parmesan cheese? Yes. Cream Cheese? Who would have “thunk” it? I actually used a six-cheese Italian blend that included Romano, Parmesan, Asiago, Provolone, Fontina and Mozzarella cheeses. The blend is spectacular and better than plain Parmesan Cheese in my opinion. Anyway, this is not a low calorie dish. It uses real butter, real heavy whipping cream, Italian cheese blend and two blocks of cream cheese. But, oh my, is it ever delicious.

While I eat other things at Olive Garden, more often than not, I choose to order Fettuccine Alfredo. My kids always loved noodles growing up, so they ate their share of this when we ate out there too. My husband has always preferred Spaghetti and Meatballs, but the rest of us always enjoyed the Fettuccine Alfredo.

Copycat Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo is the real deal. However, you will think there is way too much sauce for the fettuccine in the recipe. Don’t be deceived. It is unbelievable how much of the sauce the noodles absorb. A LOT! If you end up with leftovers and have to refrigerate the entree, you’ll find the noodles absorb even more of the sauce. So don’t make up more fettuccine than the recipe states or you’ll find you don’t have enough sauce after all! Enjoy.

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Copycat Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo is drool-worthy!

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I can eat this every night for dinner. Unfortunately, I’d weigh 300 pounds if I did so!

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Fettuccine Alfredo has always been one of our family’s favorite dinner options. I actually prefer it without meat, although many prefer it with chicken or salmon.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients. I used only one of the fettuccine nests.

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In a large pasta pot or stock pot, bring water to a boil. Add fettuccine and cook according to pasta directions.

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Meanwhile, in a large Dutch oven or stock pot, melt butter and cream cheese over low to medium heat.

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Keep whisking until cream cheese breaks down and softens.

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Slowly add heavy whipping cream and whisk to combine.

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Add shredded Italian cheese blend: Romano, Parmesan, Mozzarella, Asiago, Fontina and Provolone cheeses.

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Continue whisking until cheese melts. Add salt and pepper. (I used pink Himalayan sea salt, but I’m pretty sure Olive Garden does not do that.)

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Whisk another minute or so until mixture is creamy and cheese has melted into the sauce.

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Drain fettuccine and add it to the sauce. Stir to combine.

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Allow fettuccine to sit and absorb sauce for about 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with fresh or dried parsley, if desired. You’re going to think initially that you need a whole lot more noodles. Don’t ADD them! The noodles will absorb so much of the sauce in five to ten minutes that you won’t believe it.

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Copycat Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo is magnificent! You will love this recipe. 🙂

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You can see there’s plenty of sauce in this recipe, but by the time I was ready to spread it onto plates, even more of the sauce had absorbed into the noodles.

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Copycat Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo has a really thick and delectable cheesy Alfredo sauce that’s absolutely scrumptious.

Here’s the recipe.

COPYCAT OLIVE GARDEN FETTUCCINE ALFREDO

(My own concoction, inspired from a copycat recipe online from the early 1990s).

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Copycat Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo is amazing. This delightful copycat recipe enables you to enjoy homemade Fettuccine Alfredo without leaving your home! It's rich, creamy, cheesy and oh, so wonderfully good. Plus, it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're in a hurry to get a meal on the table. If you enjoy Fettuccine Alfredo, this recipe will have you salivating from the first drool-worthy bite.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
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  1. Cook fettuccine about 9-10 minutes over high boil.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter and cream cheese together in large sauce pan or Dutch oven.
  3. Whisk until most of the lumps have smoothed out.
  4. Add whipping cream about ¼ cup at a time until all is worked in.
  5. Add Italian blend cheese and stir to combine.
  6. Add salt and pepper and heat until thickened and most of the cheese has dissolved into the sauce.
  7. Once fettuccine has cooked, drain it completely.
  8. Add to Alfredo sauce and stir to combine.
  9. Allow sauce to absorb into noodles about 10 minutes before serving.
  10. Spread mixture onto plates.
  11. Top with a little minced parsley and parmesan cheese, as desired.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Canned parmesan cheese is not recommended for this recipe.

NOTE: If you want the proper taste for this recipe, don’t skimp on ingredients to try to shave calories. This recipe needs real butter, full fat cream cheese, heavy whipping cream and Italian cheese blend to achieve the best taste and texture.

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Nutrition Facts
Copycat Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 837 Calories from Fat 675
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 75g 115%
Saturated Fat 44g 220%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 235mg 78%
Sodium 613mg 26%
Potassium 71mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 9g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 56%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 21%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Doesn’t this Fettuccine Alfredo look amazing?

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I loved how Copycat Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo turned out. I sure ate more than my share of it, too. 🙂

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Enjoy homemade Fettuccine Alfredo at home with this fantastic recipe.

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