Stouffer’s Fettuccini Alfredo Review

Stouffer's Fettuccini Alfredo

Fettuccini (or fettuccine) alfredo is a classic dish, so it’s no surprise that so many frozen food brands have created their own version of it. We weren’t impressed by Lean Cuisine’s take on the meal, so we hoped Stouffer’s Fettuccini Alfredo would be a bit better.

After reviewing several Stouffer’s items that had cook times of over six minutes, we expected that for the fettuccini as well. Thankfully, this actually takes five minutes even, so that’s a bit less than many of Stouffer’s other meals. We did have a bit of trouble with the film over the top of the dish, though, as it’s flimsy and it tears too easily, so it’s a tad bit difficult to peel off the top.

Stouffer's Fettuccini Alfredo

But we did get it all taken care of, and this pasta comes out of the microwave looking incredible, as you can see in the picture above. It’s a thing of beauty, with a sea of creamy sauce off to one side and some golden brown cheese around the edges of the tray. It was almost a travesty to have to stir it, but that’s what must be done.

So the meal ends up looking like the image below, which is a bit closer to the picture on the box.

Stouffer's Fettuccini Alfredo

The sauce is just as delicious as it looks. It’s amazingly creamy. In fact, we think this is probably the creamiest sauce we’ve had in a frozen meal yet. It tastes great too, and there’s plenty of it to cover all the noodles. Stouffer’s really wasn’t stingy on the sauce portion here; there will even be some left over once you finish all the pasta.

The pasta is a classic ribbon shape. We did notice that much of it sort of stuck together in the bottom of the dish and glued itself into a clump while the food was cooking. We think this could probably have been avoided if we would have taken this out of the microwave and given it a stir about halfway through the cooking process, but the directions didn’t tell us to do that. We do recommend that little bit of stirring, because the noodle clump is the only thing about this meal that we can’t say 100% positive things about.

This is no low-calorie meal, as a single helping comes packed with 560 calories (280 from fat). That’s quite a bit, but we’re at least happy that Stouffer’s is honest enough to print that right on the front of the box to keep dieters away. This is not something they do with every meal, so we appreciate the honesty here.

Stouffer’s Fettuccini Alfredo is the best frozen fettuccine dish we’ve tried so far, and it’s possibly even the highest-quality item in the Stouffer’s line. It’s thick and creamy, and it tastes like heaven. As long as you don’t mind the calories and you deviate from the box directions to give this a good stir halfway through cooking it, you’re really in for a treat.

To learn more about the ingredients or nutrition content in this frozen pasta dish, check out our package scans below.

Stouffer's Fettuccini Alfredo

Stouffer's Fettuccini Alfredo