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Fettuccine Alfredo
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Fettuccine Alfredo

Creamy, elegant, yet super quick and easy FETTUCCINE ALFREDO that takes just 15 minutes of your time. Serve it with your favorite protein on the side or a simple salad and white wine for amazing real comfort food!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword fettuccine alfredo, pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 - 5 people
Calories 205kcal
Author Imma

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (453.59g) fettuccine pasta 
  • 6-8  tablespoons (84g-112g) unsalted butter 
  • 1-2 teaspoon (5g-10g) minced garlic 
  • 2 tablespoon (2.6g) chopped basil , (optional) 
  • 1 cup (240g) heavy cream 
  • 1 ½ cup (150g) grated Parmesan cheese 
  • ¼ teaspoon (0.5g) nutmeg , (optional, to top)
  • salt and pepper to taste 

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions or until al dente. Reserve about 1 cup or more water. 
  • Heat up skillet or saucepan on medium heat, then add butter to the pan, followed by garlic. Saute for about 30 seconds or just until the garlic is soft and fragrant. Add basil.
  • Turn the heat down to medium-low. Whisk in cream then add parmesan cheese and continue to whisk until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.  
  • Drain the pasta and immediately add to the pan. Toss until coated in sauce. If the sauce is too thick, you may thin it out by adding some reserved pasta water, about 1-2 tablespoons at a time. Garnish with nutmeg, if desired.
  • Serve immediately as a main course or with meat or salad.

Notes

  1. Use freshly grated parmesan cheese as it melts easily into the sauce.
  2. Substitute heavy cream with milk, cream cheese, half and half, evaporated milk, or even almond milk. BUT if you want a thicker rich sauce then stick with heavy cream.
  3. To thicken the sauce, add a bit more Parmesan cheese into the sauce or flour.
  4. Garnish it with added freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.
  5. Toss any add-ins you want into the pot after adding the pasta.

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 45mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg