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.