Fettuccine Alfredo- Cooking with Kids

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One super simple meal my youngest son loves to throw together is fettuccine alfredo. It is simple, but also teaches some important kitchen skills for kids. Plus, it’s a one pot meal, so no extra dirty dishes. I love that! Plus, it is so tasty!

Start with fettuccine.

Add the whole pasta to boiling, salted water.

My son forgot to put the salt in beforehand. Not a big deal, just add it after you add the noodles.

I poured the pasta into the colander after it was finished. Normally my son does this, but it was a pretty good sized pot, so I felt it would be better for me to do it. This is important when cooking with your kiddos, challenge them, but never put them in dangerous conditions.

Leave the pasta where it is, and start on the sauce.

Add the butter, olive oil and heavy cream to pan over medium heat.

Let it all heat and cook just for a few minutes.

Add in parmesan cheese. Mix again.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Add pasta to sauce. I love my sons face in this one.

You might need to mentally prepare yourself for the messes your kids can make. Sometimes that is the most stressful part!

He did a great job mixing.

Sorry, the focus is on the tongs, not the pasta. It is hard to nail that focus every single time! Oh well….

He are the beautiful plates. My son was so proud to serve it to us!

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Fettuccine Alfredo- Cooking with kids

This is a great beginner recipe for cooking with kids. It gives them practice working over the cooktop and mixing.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cooking with kids, cooking with kids recipes, fettuccine alfredo
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Author Amy- A Red Spatula


  • 1 pound fettuccine noodles
  • 12 cups boiling, lightly salted water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add pasta to boiling salted water. Cook pasta, stirring occasionally, until it is cooked al dente. Drain in a colander and rinse with cool water. Set aside.
    In the same pan you cooked the pasta in, add you butter, olive oil, and heavy cream. Heat over medium heat. Add in parmesan. Mix well.
    Add back in pasta. Mix well. Serve immediately.
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!

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