Carrabba’s Copycat Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

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When you think of Italian cuisine, one of the go-to restaurants will be Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Since the restaurant’s establishment in 1986, it is able to popularize Italian-American cuisine. The fettuccine alfredo recipe certainly makes one of Carrabba’s staple Italian dishes. Who can forget that delicious rich and creamy dish? Fettuccine Alfredo is a pasta dish that’s popular for its creamy and cheesy taste. In addition, this pasta dish owes its creaminess to the generous amounts of Parmesan cheese mixed into it. That is to say, this particular creaminess is what makes the fettuccine alfredo a popular dish in restaurants.

You won’t have to miss Carrabba’s Fettuccine Alfredo with this quick and easy recipe! First, we’re using vegetable stock for that umami flavor. We’re also adding some fresh parsley into our pasta dish for that refreshing minty flavor. Above all, we’re using a generous amount of Parmesan cheese and heavy whipping cream to get the perfect consistency for our pasta sauce.

Lastly, what is a pasta dish without a nice garlic bread to pair it with? Try our Garlic, Cheese, and Tomato Bread Bites and enjoy our fettuccine alfredo even more! The complete mix of flavors into this dish will definitely make you ask for seconds. So make it and be surprised by how easy it is to make Fettucine Alfredo just like Carraba’s in the comfort of your home!


Carrabba’s Copycat Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

How To Make Carrabba's Copycat Fettuccine Alfredo

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A rich and creamy pasta that's so simple and easy to make. Make Carrabba's classic staple pasta dish that's perfect for sharing at the comfort of your own home. It's even quicker than having take out!

Cook: 20 mins
Total: 20 mins


  • 8 oz fettuccine
  • ½ cup butter, unsalted
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese, powdered or grated
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • cup vegetable stock


  1. Bring a large pot to a boil, add fettuccine pasta and cook by following package instructions. Add in 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

  2. Drain using a strainer and set aside.

  3. In a saucepan, melt butter and pour whipping cream. Mix well.

  4. Add in Parmesan cheese, vegetable stock, pepper and the remaining salt. Mix together until cheese is melted.

  5. Add the fettuccine pasta and mix until well coated.

  6. Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley, stir to completely coat your pasta, and serve!


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 268mg
  • Calories: 597kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Cholesterol: 162mg
  • Fat: 41g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 178mg
  • Protein: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 25g
  • Sodium: 617mg
  • Vitamin A: 1328IU
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Frequently Asked Questions

My pasta is too thick, should I add water?

Yes, and better yet, save at least a cup of that pasta water just in case your sauce comes out too thick. While tossing the pasta with your creamy sauce, if it’s too thick for your liking, add a tablespoon of pasta water at a time until your desired consistency has been reached.

How can I make my fettuccine alfredo creamier?

The secret to every creamy alfredo sauce is in the Parmesan cheese. Now, if you want your alfredo sauce to be extra creamy, add more Parmesan cheese. Indulge in as much cheese as you want because no one’s going to police your cooking!



Imagine a rich and creamy pasta without being too heavy. This indulgent dish is balanced out with the heat from the black pepper, and the contrast of the bitter taste of parsley. Go ahead and give this pasta a try!
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