Fettuccine Alfredo

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Fettuccine Alfredo is a classic and delicious Italian meal. If you are looking for an easy and tasty Fettucine Alfredo recipe, try ours! We have incorporated our homemade Alfredo sauce recipe and perfectly complimentary spices to make this meal a true treat.

Fettuccine Alfredo
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce packaged dried fettuccine

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoon butter or margarine

  • 1 cup whipping cream

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • Grated or finely shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan cook fettuccine according to package directions; drain.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan cook garlic in hot butter over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add cream, salt, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, for 3 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Drain pasta. Add pasta to hot sauce. Toss to combine. If desired, sprinkle each serving with additional cheese.

Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp and Peas:

Prepare as above, except add 8 ounces peeled and deveined uncooked shrimp and 1 cup frozen peas to pasta the last 1 minute of cooking. Stir 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel and 1 tablespoon lemon juice into sauce before adding pasta.Per 1-1/4 cups: 603 cal., 33 g total fat (20 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat), 192 mg chol., 634 mg sodium, 51 g carbo., 4 g fiber, 26 g pro.Daily Values: 39% vit. A, 18% vit. C, 21% calcium, 22% ironExchanges: 3.5 Starch, 2 Lean Meat, 5 FatOther: 9 g monounsaturated fat, 2 g polyunsaturated fat, 4 g sugar

Shiitake Fettuccine Alfredo:

Prepare as above, except cook 1-1/2 cups sliced shiitake or button mushrooms in the butter for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender before adding the cream, salt, and pepper.Per 1-1/4 cups: 544 cal., 32 g total fat (19 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat), 106 mg chol., 513 mg sodium, 53 g carbo., 3 g fiber, 13 g pro.Daily Values: 22% vit. A, 2% vit. C, 17% calcium, 13% ironExchanges: 3 Starch, 0.5 Vegetable, 0.5 Meat, 5 FatOther: 9 g monounsaturated fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 2 g sugar

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

514 Calories
32g Fat
45g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 514
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 511mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 171.6mg 13%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 193mg 4%
Folate, total 141.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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