Fettuccine Alfredo is a classic pasta dish that everyone loves! Homemade Alfredo is the way to go. Ditch the can and try this easy homemade Instant Pot fettuccine Alfredo recipe today!
Fettuccine Alfredo is easily one of my favorite meals! There’s just something about the creamy, cheesy deliciousness mixed with a hearty pasta that just sits right with my soul. Making this delicious fettuccine Alfredo in the instant pot makes it even better because now not only is it going to be delicious, but it’s also going to be quick and easy to make.
What if fettuccine Alfredo?
Fettuccine is a type of pasta that is flat and thick and traditionally made of egg and flour. It is a popular pasta in Roman and Tuscan cuisines. Fettuccine Alfredo is an Italian dish that’s made with the combination of butter and Parmesan cheese, along with other ingredients. When Parmesan cheese melts, it becomes a smooth and rich creamy sauce that parents wonderfully with these fettuccine noodles.
Instant pot fettuccine Alfredo ingredients
It doesn’t take much time at all to get this delicious fettuccine Alfredo put together and it’s really easy to double the ingredients if you need to make more for a larger quantity of people. Here’s what you’ll need:
- minced garlic
- heavy cream
- grated Parmesan cheese
- shredded Parmesan
Butter – You can use salted or unsalted butter for this recipe. If you use salted, you can omit the salt to avoid making it too salty.
Minced garlic – This can be found in a jar in the produce section. You can also use fresh garlic and mince it yourself.
Heavy cream – Heavy cream is what makes this Alfredo so creamy and delicious. You can use regular milk in a pinch, but your Alfredo sauce will be thinner.
Parmesan – I used grated Parmesan from the can and shredded Parmesan from the bag. Both help to create the flavor of this sauce.
How to make fettuccine Alfredo in the instant pot
As I have said above, this is a pretty quick recipe. All together, you’re looking at a cook time of probably about 12 minutes. If you need to double the recipe, you will probably have to do one batch and then do a second to make sure it all fits in your instant pot. Here’s what you do:
Step 1: Place pasta in the instant pot and fill with water to fully submerge the pasta. Close the lid and close the pressure valve. Pressure cook for 7 minutes. Manually release the pressure when done.
Step 2: Remove and drain the pasta and set aside.
Step 3: Set the instant pot to sauté, add the butter and melt.
Step 4: Once butter is melted add the garlic and cook for 45 seconds. Stir to prevent burning. Add the cream and let it come to a boil
Step 5: Once cream is boiling, add the grated Parmesan and spices. Stir in and cook for 3-5 minutes until desired thickness is achieved.
Step 6: Serve Alfredo sauce I’ve the fettuccine and top with shredded Parmesan.
Main dish recommendations
If you’re like me, you can have fettuccine Alfredo as a meal by itself but in case you want to make it a well-rounded meal, here are some amazing main dish recipes that you can pair it with.
- Instant pot chicken Parmesan
- Instant pot Italian chicken
- Instant pot chicken and potatoes
- Crispy oven fried chicken
- Copy cat chick-fil-a nuggets
Can I make it on the stove top?
Yes you can! One of the other great things about fettuccine Alfredo is it can be cooked various different ways. I personally love to cook it in my instant pot because it’s so quick and easy but cooking it on the stove top is pretty efficient as well. Here’s a recipe with the instructions on how to make it on the stove top. Recipe- One pan broccoli Alfredo
How to store leftovers
To store your leftover fettuccine Alfredo, you can either place it in an airtight container or you can place it in a large Ziploc bag. Whatever you place it in, you will just want to make sure that there will be an airtight seal to keep it fresh and keep it from drying out in the refrigerator. It will last in your refrigerator for about 5 to 7 days.
Can I Freeze it?
Yes you can!If you’re like me, you like to make meals in advance and freeze them for later use for those nights you just don’t feel like cooking and want to thaw something quick and easy. To store your leftover fettuccine Alfredo in the freezer, you will want to place it in an airtight container after it cools. It will last in your freezer for about 3 to 4 months.
- 1 pound fettuccine noodles
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
- 2 cups of heavy cream
- 2 1/2 cups of grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon of parsley
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
- 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan
1.Place pasta in the instant pot and fill with water to fully submerge the pasta. Close lid and close the pressure valve. Pressure cook for 7 minutes. Manually release the pressure when done.
2.Remove drain the pasta and set aside.
3.Set the instant pot to sauté, add the butter and melt.
4.Once butter is melted add the garlic and cook for 45 seconds. Stir to prevent burning. Add the cream and let it come to a boil
5.Once cream is boiling, add the grated parmesan and spices. Stir in and cook
for 3-5 minutes until desired thickness is achieved.
6.Serve Alfredo sauce I’ve the fettuccine and top with shredded parmesan.
Other instant pot pasta recipes to try
Meals made with my instant pot have become my favorite because they’re so quick and easy. Here are some other instant pot recipes you’ll be thankful that you tried:
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