Creamy and Cheesy Baked Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

4 stars
4.16 (9)
Creamy and Cheesy Baked Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
70mins
Category:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 13, 2023

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with this creamy and cheesy baked fettuccine Alfredo recipe. This dish combines the rich flavors of a classic Alfredo sauce with al dente fettuccine noodles, baked to perfection with a golden crust of melted cheese. The creamy sauce is made with butter, garlic, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and a touch of nutmeg for a hint of warmth. Topped with even more Parmesan and mozzarella, this dish is a crowd-pleaser and perfect for a cozy family dinner or entertaining guests. Prepare yourself for a bowl of pure comfort and enjoy the deliciousness!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fettuccine noodles
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the fettuccine noodles according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the noodles and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Pour in the heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Let it cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.
  5. Stir in 3/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese until melted and fully incorporated into the sauce. Season with nutmeg, salt, and black pepper to taste.
  6. Add the cooked fettuccine noodles to the skillet and toss to coat them evenly with the sauce.
  7. Transfer the fettuccine mixture to a baking dish and spread it out evenly. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese and the remaining 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese on top.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving. Serve hot and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Fettuccine Alfredo is believed to have been created by Alfredo di Lelio in Rome, Italy. He first made this dish for his pregnant wife to help with her nausea.
  • This baked version of Fettuccine Alfredo adds an extra layer of flavor and texture with the crispy melted cheese topping.
  • Fettuccine Alfredo became popular in the United States after it was served at Alfredo's, an Italian restaurant in New York City, where it was enjoyed by famous celebrities.