I am not a pasta/bread person. Since I was a child I have never been one to beg for a deep bowl of pasta, or homemade bread. I know, I know….I get that reaction from a lot of people. Surprise, astonishment, you’re nuts! The Fettuccine Alfredo how ever I LOVE, and so does my whole family.
This recipe is uncomplicated with simple smooth creamy buttery sauce. You can add all sorts of herbs to your desire, dress it up with some grilled chicken.
A few years ago I went to an dinner activity with about 30 youth and 10 adults. It was an elegant night with the kids dressed up in formal attire and we served them this beautiful dinner. After dinner there were great motivational speakers and the kids had the best time. They left with full bellies and hearts.
Why it’s the perfect alfredo recipe
My family loves this fettuccine alfredo recipe. We call it “white mac n cheese.” It seriously can be done in like 10 minutes. Gourmet, homemade pasta in 10 minutes– what? try it. you won’t go back to the jar sauce again. bleh. The best part is YOU know all the ingredients going to this dish. Even though it uses cream and butter- those are good healthy fats-especially for children! Forget the extra sodium and preservatives from jarred pasta sauces.
The 2 secret ingredients!!
- Whole, fresh ground nutmeg. (I use a tiny cheese grater to grind it)
- fresh squeezed lemon!
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- Micro Grater for the Nutmeg
- 8 oz dried fettuccine
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 TBS fresh chopped parsley
- juice from 1/2 a lemon
- 1/8 tsp fresh ground nutmeg (THIS IS A MUST....the secret ingredient!!)
- 1. Cook Fettuccine according to directions, drain and set aside in serving bowl.
- 2. While noodles are cooking, in a saucepan combine butter and whipping cream,cook over low heat until butter is melted.
- 3. Add cheese and remaining ingredients
- 4. Pour sauce over hot fettuccine and toss well.
- Serve immediately.
- serves about 6 people