Saturday, January 23, 2010

Fettucine Alfredo

I love Fettucine Alfredo.  It's a very simple dish, but is so tasty.  It's great for a night when you don't have much time to cook.

1 lb fettuccine
1/3 cup butter
2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups grated Parmigano-Reggino
Grated nutmeg and black pepper to taste

Cook pasta al dente and drain.  While pasta cooks, heat large skillet over medium-low heat.  Melt butter then add cream.
Two options for adding the cheese:

  1. Stirring constantly, add cheese and cook sauce for 1 minute.  Season with nutmeg and pepper. Pour sauce over noodles.
  2. According to Pioneer Woman, you can just put half the grated cheese in a large serving bowl/casserole dish, pour the butter & cream mixture over the cheese without stirring.  Then you put the noodles on top immediately after draining.  Toss to combine, and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.  (I'm going to try this next time I make it).

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