Monday, April 20, 2009

Homemade Fettuccine Alfredo!

One of my favorite types of food is Italian, specifically, fettuccine Alfredo. My husband and I love nothing more than hitting up different Italian restaurants for the famous carbo-loading nights before our big runs. However, this tends to get quite expensive. So one night we decided to try out a recipe for alfredo sauce in hopes that we could create something similar for half the price.

I am so glad that we did, because now we have a recipe for the BEST tasting alfredo sauce in the world. I mean it, it is much better than many of the restaurants we get it at! And the total cost for something like this comes to about 10 dollars for 4 or 5 BIG servings (or $2 a person!!). Here is the fantastic recipe:

Alfredo Sauce

-1 pint of Heavy Whipping Cream
-1 1/2 cups of freshly grated parmesan cheese
-1 cup butter (or 1 stick)

1. First, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

2. When the butter has melted, pour in the whipping cream and whisk together.

3. Next, SLOWLY add the Parmesan cheese (about a 1/3 of cup at a time) and whisk continuously until all is melted together.

4. Now you can spice it up! I like to throw in some garlic powder, basil sprinkles, oregano and some pepper to add some kick to it. Through experimenting I have found this to be the best and most mouth-watering combination, although even if you leave it plain it will surely please!

5. Follow the directions on the package for cooking the fettuccine. Make sure the water is boiling before you add the pasta, or it will end up sticky. Cook the whole package!

6. Finally, cook up some broccoli to mix in with it (optional). My husband and I love the texture it gives to the dish, and its a great way to add some veggies to an otherwise quite indulgent meal!

Mix sauce, pasta and broccoli together, and Walla! You have a wonderful homemade dish of mouthwatering, neighbor envying fetticcine alfredo!!

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