A lemony fettuccine alfredo that takes under 15 minutes

7 Jun, 2023 | Recipes

@clodagh_mckenna Clodagh Mckenna

Serves 4

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  • 500g fresh fettuccine pasta
  • 500ml double cream
  • 1 clove garlic, whole
  • 110g butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
  • Nutmeg, a few fresh gratings
  • 75g freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and more for serving
  • Salt and black pepper


1. Place a large saucepan of salted water over a high heat and bring to the boil. Then stir in the pasta and cook the fettuccine for 5 minutes.

2. While the pasta is cooking, place a frying pan or saucepan over a low-medium heat. Pour in the cream and whole garlic. Next add butter and whisk gently until melted. Remove and discard the garlic.

3. Add the sliced lemons, and stir in a couple of gratings of fresh nutmeg and the grated parmesan cheese. Season with freshly grated black pepper.

4. Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of pasta cooking liquid. Add it to the pan, gently toss the pasta to coat in the lemony alfredo sauce.

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