Fettuccine Alfredo

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



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Servings: 4
Serving size: 1 1/4  cups
Total Time: 35 mins
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Ingredients
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    8   ounces 
    dried fettuccine
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    2   tablespoons 
    butter
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    1   cup 
    whipping cream
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    freshly ground black pepper
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    1/2  cup 
    freshly grated Parmesan cheese
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    Grated or finely shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

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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