This ultra-creamy fettuccine alfredo is so comforting it will blow your mind that it comes together in only 20 minutes! Paired with tender broccoli florets and plenty of Parmesan makes for one impressive dinner!
Hiiiiii! Beyond amazing news, guys. I BROUGHT THE CARBS TODAY!
You know what I mean?…the easy-ish, creamy, cheesy, noodle-ish (??) kind with just a TOUCH of green stuff snuck inside to keep that guilt at bay.
Do you see how sneaky I am, guys? Cleverly loading up other-wise guilty stuff with GREEN stuff to make you feel good about yourself and carbs. You’ve gotta love me for that.
Aw, yeaaaa. Clearly, we’re carb-loading it up today in major ninja-style ways. *fist pump*
So I have kind of an embarrassing confession to make: (uhh, seriously when do I not??) Sharing this alfredo with y’all has kinda been on my must-post list since like the beginning of all time on WAHO. I even remember nearly 3 years ago when I was beginning to make plans to start a blog, composing an exhaustive list of recipes that I haaaad to share and this alfredo was at the top of it.
And then…it somehow got pushed to the bottom for THREE YEARS even though I make it on like a weekly basis. **insert O-faced emojii**
It’s true, I am seriously the biggest procrastinator you will ever meet. Today marks the end of the eons-long wait, because we are DOING fettuccine alfredo today!
Expanding-pants size, don’t try to stop me.
We should probably talk about the whole 20-minutes-til-pasta-paradise thing I’ve got going on in the title…it’s TRUE! There’s basically three simple steps to this alfredo: Make pasta. Make alfredo sauce. Saute broccoli with garlic…
Throw it ALL together in your biggest pot and gaze in wonder at the beauuuuuuty.
Guys, it’s literally so CREAMY I might die. There’s so much parmesan-y goodness in every bite. All the tender little broccoli florets with a kick of garlic kinda KILLS me.
A big pile of these creamy alfredo-smothered fettuccine noodles is going to become your happy place. Kinda where your face will want to hang out 24/7. ♥
A fork is a worthy face-shoveling utensil, but your face works just as well. You dig?
This fettuccine alfredo is one of few dishes that I can say with 100% confidence that basically EVERYONE in my family will eat. I throw this chicken in on the side and just like that, I’ve got everyone in the palm of my hand.—Nobody even minds the sneaky broccoli because of all the cheeeeeeese and the creaaaaaaamyness!
And the addicting-ness. It’s real.
As long as super-long Tuesdays exist, there shall be alfredo carbs. And alfredo faceplants. And probably even additional 20 minutes tacked on because you need more, more, MORE!
Please, just GO for it. —>
20-Minute Broccoli Garlic Fettuccine Alfredo
- 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons softened cream cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 1 cup finely-grated parmesan cheese plus more for serving
- 1 lb fettuccine pasta cooked according to package instructions and **1/2 cup cooking water reserved***
- In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, saute broccoli and garlic in olive oil, stirring occasionally 7-10 minutes until broccoli is tender. Cover and set aside.
- Make the alfredo sauce: Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Very slowly add cream, whisking constantly until incorporated. Add milk to saucepan. Bring sauce to a low simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally until sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat and whisk in cream cheese, nutmeg, parsley, and parmesan cheese until smooth.
- Place fettuccine in a large serving pot and pour sauce on top along with 1/2 cup reserved pasta cooking water. Add broccoli mixture and very gently toss noodles until evenly coated with sauce. Season pasta with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately with extra grated parmesan cheese while warm.
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Gayle@Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Mmm carbs are definitely needed for a Tuesday! I love that this pasta dish is made in only 20 minutes! Alfredo is my favorite sauce, so I know I would devour this in no time!
Alfredo is totally the best, amiright?? Pair that with carbs and you’ve got a winner weeknight. 😉
Hey, I was wondering where you’ve got your plate/dish from? It looks amazing with the spaghetti!
Hi Lisa! I believe I picked up that plate from my local Goodwill. Unfortunately, I’m unsure exactly what store it came from!
Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Allergy Friendly Eats says
I need a bowl of these yummy, creamy noodles! So good!
You definitely do!! Thanks Kelly!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
I love simple pasta dishes like this. My favorite! Especially to whip up on a weeknight. And now I’ve got to try adding cream cheese to my alfredo sauce like you did!
The cream cheese makes it seriously SO smooth and adds a little extra richness that we love!
I’m so glad you shared this Alfredo pasta Sarah! Love it! Pinning to try it soon!
Thanks for pinning, Mira! LMK if you give this one a try!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
A big plate of these gorgeous, creamy noodles is exactly what our dinner table needs! Love the broccoli in here and only 20 minutes too? Amazing! <3
It definitely is! Dinner is just bound to be awesome. 🙂
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel says
I loooove simple pasta dishes like this! They can be some of the tastiest, when all the ingredients get to shine. I could faceplant into a bowl of this right about now. 😉
Exactly! Simple is sometimes just the absolute best!
Jen | Baked by an Introvert says
Sometimes simple is better. Like with this pasta. It would be great for a quick and easy meal. Love it!
Thanks Jen! And agreed! Sometimes simple is just the best. 🙂
Yay for carb goodness, and I love that you added some broccoli to the mix! This looks so amazingly delicious and if I can make it in 20 minutes — it’s even better!
Thanks Marcie! All hail the CARBS, right?? 😉
Carbs are the best. Gah how I love them! 🙂 This pasta looks so darn good! I have been allllll about the broccoli these last few months – love that you used it here!
If you’re anything like the carb-addict I am, I’m pretty sure these noodles are RIGHT up your alley, Ashley! 😉
Shari Roe says
Made this last night and it was awesome! I didn’t use broccoli but added steamed zucchini, peas and chicken! This is a keeper! Thank you!
Thanks for trying this recipe, Shari! Glad to hear it was a hit. 😉