Guilty Food Pleasure!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Fettuccine Alfredo is an Italian pasta dish prepared with fettuccine tossed in a cheesy sauce. It is super fatty and super tasty!


All of us have at least one guilty food pleasure. Something we love and enjoy eating despite feeling guilty for enjoying it! Fettuccine Alfredo is one such dish for me. Fettuccine Alfredo is an Italian pasta dish prepared with fettuccine tossed in a cheesy sauce. It is super fatty and super tasty!

I have had Fettuccine Alfredo at Olive Garden and Macaroni Grill quite a few times but it never occurred to me until few months back that I must mimic this at home! Recollecting the taste of the sauce, I gathered my ingredients for this sinful goodness!

My Fettuccine Alfredo turned out to be a perfect pairing of rich, creamy sauce and perfectly cooked pasta. Parmesan cheese combined with butter and cream formed a smooth and rich sauce. My selection of using chives was just right. It provided a mild, aromatic onion flavor without overpowering the dish. Hot fettuccine pasta tossed along with a creamy sauce, fresh herbs, and seasoned with dash of pepper is one mouth-watering dish.

I realized I could prepare a low fat version of this dish and retain most of the taste and creaminess. Now, my guilty pleasure will not be guilty anymore!

Fettuccine- 1/2 lb or 1/2 box
Cream- 2 cups
Butter- 1/2 stick or 4 Tbsp
Parmesan Cheese- 1 cup (grated)
Chives- 2 Tbsp (Optional)
Pepper- to taste
Salt- to taste

Cook fettuccine as per the directions on the box.

To prepare the sauce, heat a saucepan to medium-hot.

Melt the butter. Then, pour the cream and gently stir until it all warms up.

Depending on how you like your Fettuccine Alfredo,dry or with sauce, alter the quantity of cream used.

Add parmesan cheese to the creamy butter sauce. As the cheese melts, the sauce will thicken.

Now, add chives, pepper, and stir.

Chive is a type of herb that belongs to the Onion family. It carries a mild onion flavor. You can replace Chives with your favorite herb.

Remove from heat.

Add fettuccine to the pan and toss, making sure the pasta is completely coated with the creamy sauce.

Serve with grated parmesan cheese on top along with salad, bread sticks and a glass of wine.


Krithi Krish said...

Hey .. me and Krshna are big fans of Fettucine Alfredo, I've been thinking of trying it at home, but never took the initiative.

Will definitely try now, looks perfect and yummy :-)

TheYummyMorsel said...

Hey Krithiga...thanks a lot. If you like fettuccine alfredo you must defintely give this one a try. Let me know how it came out.

R Karthick said...

Absolutely yummy. Man, your pictures are just amazing. The wine in the background is jus about perfect. you should also start a food photography blog :-).

TheYummyMorsel said...

Thanks a lot, Karthik. It feels nice to receive appreciation from a wonderful photographer himself :-).

Hareesh. said...

Hi there...its a great blog..keep up ur good work ..amazing shots...thanks to ma cousin Karthick who threw this link..
love ur mango pie shots as well!

TheYummyMorsel said...

Hi Hareesh....thanks a lot for stopping by and looking through the blog.

I guess you are into food and food photography. I looked at some of your photos on flickr, very neat!

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