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Fettuccine Alfredo

fettuccine alfredo Entree
Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 6

Put a pot of water on to boil, then stir the white sauce together as the pasta is cooking. It’s just that easy to create a rich and satisfying dinner in just 25 minutes. This top-rated recipe is a home cook favorite—try it tonight and find out why. MORE+ LESS-

September 20, 2018

Ingredients

8
oz uncooked fettuccine
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1/2
cup whipping cream
3/4
cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon black or white pepper
Chopped fresh parsley

Steps

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  • 1
    In large sauce pot, cook fettuccine as directed on package.
  • 2
    While fettuccine is cooking, in 2-quart saucepan, heat butter and whipping cream over low heat, stirring constantly, until butter is melted. Stir in cheese, salt and pepper.
  • 3
    Drain fettuccine; return to sauce pot. Pour sauce over warm fettuccine; stir until fettuccine is well coated. Sprinkle with parsley.

Expert Tips

  • A traditional, rich Alfredo is often a first-course, but transform it into a satisfyingly hearty main dish by adding sautéed shrimp, grilled and sliced chicken, cubed up smoked ham, and/or steamed vegetables if you’d like. Have any add-ins ready and waiting, as making the creamy sauce takes no time and the pasta is best eaten immediately.
  • Sprinkle the pasta with a chiffonade of fresh basil: roll 3 large sweet basil leaves up into a tight cylinder. Then thinly slice crosswise into shreds.
  • Buy a chunk of good Parmesan, Romano, or asiago cheese. Shave it with a vegetable peeler for ultra-thin slices to shower over the pasta.
  • Use linguine instead of fettuccini or sub in your favorite gluten-free pasta if you’d like.
  • Yes, there really was an “Alfredo” behind the classic pasta dish. He was a popular Roman restauranteur and—more importantly for our story—a terrific husband. When his wife was suffering from pregnancy-related nausea, he went back to his restaurant, Alfredo alla Scrofa, and whipped up a dish of plain cooked fettuccine tossed with butter and Parmesan. She loved the dish and soon felt better, so he put the “Alfredo recipe” on the menu. The rest is Italian—and culinary—history. The Fettuccine Alfredo sauce has gotten richer over the years, picking up cheese and cream in most modern versions. In Italy, it’s also known as fettuccine al burro, fettuccine burro e parmigiano, or pasta in bianco. If this fettuccine recipe has inspired you to try more, you’ll find more in Betty’s best alfredo recipes collection.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
385
Calories from Fat
245
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27 g
Saturated Fat
16 g
Cholesterol
105 mg
Sodium
540 mg
Potassium
65 mg
Total Carbohydrate
26 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Protein
10 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
18%
18%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Milk; 5 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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