Fettuccine Alfredo is one of those classic dishes that you find in standard Italian restaurants all over the world. The way it got its name according to most sources is that in 1914 a Alfredo di Lelio, who ran a restaurant in Rome, was trying to create a dish for his pregnant wife. This pregnancy was causing her terrible nausea and she was unable to keep much down. So Alfredo created a dish of plain that he tossed with butter and Parmesan that she loved. Eventually it became a regular dish at his restaurant and it found its way to the US where it enjoyed immediate popularity It is also one of those recipes that are easily adjustable if you wanted to add something to the mix like chicken, shrimp or mushrooms if you’re craving something other than just pasta. Either way it will still be equally as delicious so enjoy. Serves 4-6 people.
1 lb. of Fettuccine noodles, dry
½ cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 ¼ cup graded Parmesan cheese (have additional cheese for garnish)
½ teaspoon salt ( if needed)
½ teaspoon pepper
Dash of Parsley for garnish
1: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add Fettuccine. Cook until al dente (roughly 8-10 minute) and then drain.
2: Heat up butter and cream into a large pan until butter is melted.
3: Remove from heat. Add cheese, salt and pepper. Stir until well blended.
4: Add pasta to sauce and make sure the pasta is thoroughly coated. Garnish with additional cheese and parsley. Serve immediately.
As I mentioned earlier there are ingredients that you can add to this dish such as mushrooms or chicken that add an extra element to the flavor. You can also substitute the type of pasta you use like spaghetti or rigatoni. But it all cases you are going to be using heavy cream so if you are dieting, this is a cheat meal for sure. Hope you enjoy this dish. Please comment below and thank you for visiting.