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Browned Butter Alfredo Pasta

Browned Butter Alfredo Pasta

This Browned Butter Alfredo Pasta recipe is a super simple, crazy flavor packed decadent meal! Save it to your list of favorite dinners!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Alfredo Pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 660kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


  • 1 lb. pasta any kind
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese use the real stuff
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Salt water and start cooking pasta.
  • While pasta is cooking, melt butter in a heavy bottomed deep skillet over medium heat. Swirl pan occasionally to brown milk solids in the butter. Once butter starts to turn a medium brown color, turn heat to low and immediately pour in cream. Pan will sizzle, but as you stir it will subside. Sprinkle in cheese and continue stirring until cheese is completely melted and sauce is smooth. Taste and add in salt and lots of pepper, as desired.
  • Drain pasta once it is al dente. Pour into warm sauce and toss to coat. Serve immediately.



Calories: 660kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 536mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1270IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 323mg | Iron: 1.2mg