Fettuccine Alfredo

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Fettuccine Alfredo is an Italian pasta favorite that tastes so much better when made fresh in your own kitchen. Our traditional creamy fettuccine Alfredo recipe blends Parmesan cheese, whipping cream, and butter for the ultimate indulgent bite. Add some chicken or shrimp to the fettuccine using our variations to complete your family dinner.

Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce dried fettuccine

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup whipping cream

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ½ 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 cook garlic in hot butter over medium-high heat 1 minute. Add cream, salt, and pepper. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and boil gently, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in 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.

    Fettuccine Alfredo
    Andy Lyons

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% ironExchanges: 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% ironExchanges: 3 Starch, 1 Lean Meat, 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat, 5 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

515 Calories
32g Fat
45g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 515
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 512mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 161.5mg 12%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 88mg 2%
Folate, total 116.9mcg
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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