Want to learn the secret to recreating Olive Garden's out-of-this-world Fettuccine Alfredo? Look no further! Several Fettuccine Alfredo recipes claim to be the best method for this savory, creamy dish. However, many Fettuccine Alfredo connoisseurs would agree that Olive Garden's recipe has it down pat.

Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo features a simple, yet smooth, rich sauce that gently coats the pasta. The addicting sauce consists of wholesome fresh ingredients, such as butter, garlic, heavy cream, Parmesan, and Romano cheese.



  • 12 ounces fettuccine pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup imported Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup imported Romano cheese, grated
  • fresh parsley, garnish (optional)


  1. In a large saucepan, cook fettuccine pasta according to package directions and then drain.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts to the skillet. Cook each side, about 3-5 minutes — salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer cooked chicken to a plate. When cooled, slice into thin strips.

  3. Next, saute the butter and garlic in a medium saucepan on medium heat. Cook the garlic and butter mixture for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.

  4. Add the flour to the saucepan, stir to combine. Slowly pour in the milk and heavy cream while whisking. Add the Parmesan and Romano cheeses. Stir until melted, then allow the sauce to come to a simmer. Remove from heat.

  5. Pour the sauce over the fettuccine pasta in the large saucepan. The starches from the pasta will help thicken the sauce. Serve the sliced chicken over the fettuccine Alfredo. Garnish with fresh parsley. Enjoy!


  • large saucepan
  • colander
  • medium saucepan
  • whisk

Recipe Notes

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When it comes to Alfredo sauce, fettuccine pasta is not the only option. Branch out and explore the most popular types of pasta.

Pair your fettuccine Alfredo with Olive Garden breadsticks or a bowl of Olive Garden minestrone soup. Turn your meal into a feast!

Fettuccine Alfredo With A Twist

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Our copycat Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo is topped with tender grilled sliced chicken for a comforting, filling Italian-style family dinner.

Creating the perfect Fettuccine Alfredo to your tastes is simple! If you and your family prefer a slightly different variation, there are several ways to make this restaurant classic your own!

Grilled Steak Fettuccine Alfredo

Treat yourself to grilled steak over warm Fettuccine Alfredo. Add some fresh cooked spinach for some added color and a boost of nutrients.

Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

Cook shrimp in a large skillet with butter and garlic. Cook for 2-4 minutes per side. Add the shrimp to the pasta and top with the Alfredo sauce.

Crispy Bacon Fettuccine Alfredo

While your pasta cooks, cook the bacon in the oven in a skillet. Cut into bite-sized pieces. Toss the crispy bacon in with the pasta and top with the Alfredo sauce.

Roasted Vegetable Fettuccine Alfredo

In place of meat, enjoy fresh roasted vegetables a top of your fettuccine Alfredo such as asparagus, bell pepper, and zucchini gently seasoned in salt and pepper, tossed in olive oil, and roasted to perfection.

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