Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo

An Italian pasta favorite with a traditional creamy white sauce that blends Parmesan cheese and whipped cream.

Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
SERVINGS
4
SERVING SIZE
1 1/4 cups
TOTAL TIME
35 mins

Fettuccine Alfredo

An Italian pasta favorite with a traditional creamy white sauce that blends Parmesan cheese and whipped cream.

Fettuccine Alfredo
SERVINGS
4
SERVING SIZE
1 1/4 cups
TOTAL TIME
35 mins
Ingredients
  • 8   ounces dried fettuccine
  • 2   tablespoons butter
  • 1   cup whipping cream
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2  cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  •  Grated or finely shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
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How to Make Fettuccine Alfredo

There is so much flavor packed into such an easy sauce. Make this Italian classic for your next meal with this cream and Parmesan sauce.

Directions
1. 
Cook fettuccine according to package directions.
2. 
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan melt butter. Add cream, salt, and pepper. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and boil gently for 3 to 5 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Drain pasta. Add pasta to hot sauce. Toss to combine. Transfer to warm serving dish. Serve immediately. If desired, sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese, Makes 4 servings.

Variation

  • Chicken and Tomato Fettuccine Alfredo:

    Prepare as above, except stir 1-1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken and 1/4 cup drained oil-packed snipped dried tomatoes into cream mixture before adding the Parmesan cheese; heat through. Remove from heat and stir in grated Parmesan cheese. Combine and serve as directed above.

    Per 1 1/4 cups: 629 cal., 37 total fat (20 g sat. fat), 154 mg chol., 575 mg sodium, 46 g carb., 2 g fiber, 28 g pro.

    Daily values: 25% vit. A, 12% vit. C, 17% calcium, 14% iron

    Exchanges: 3 Starch, 2 Lean Meat, 6 Fat

Variation

  • Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo:

    Prepare as above, except stir 12 ounces cooked medium shrimp and 1 tablespoon fresh snipped basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil into cream mixture before adding the Parmesan cheese; heat through. Remove from heat and stir in grated Parmesan cheese. Combine and serve as directed above.

    Per 1 1/4 cups: 599 cal., 33 total fat (19 g sat. fat), 273 mg chol., 703 mg sodium, 45 g carb., 21g fiber, 30 g pro.

    Daily values: 27% vit. A, 4% vit. C, 20% calcium, 25% iron

    Exchanges: 3 Starch, 1 Lean Meat, 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat, 5 1/2 Fat

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 515, Fat, total (g) 32, chol. (mg) 107, sat. fat (g) 19, carb. (g) 45, Monosaturated fat (g) 10, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 1, pro. (g) 12, vit. A (IU) 1069, vit. C (mg) 1, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 3, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 117, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 512, Potassium (mg) 88, calcium (mg) 162, iron (mg) 2, Starch () 3, Lean Meat () 1, Fat () 5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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