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Fettuccine Alfredo

Makes: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 1/4cups
Start to Finish 35 mins
Fettuccine Alfredo
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)
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.

From the Test KitchenChicken 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
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 Facts (Fettuccine Alfredo)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • 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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