To Die For Fettuccine Alfredo

Introduction

Indulge in the rich and creamy perfection of To Die For Fettuccine Alfredo, a classic Italian-American dish that has captivated taste buds for generations. This sumptuous recipe elevates the beloved pasta experience with a velvety Alfredo sauce, ensuring a dining experience that’s truly unforgettable.

Background and History

Fettuccine Alfredo traces its roots to Rome, where Alfredo di Lelio first created the dish in the early 20th century. His original recipe consisted of buttered fettuccine, Parmesan cheese, and a touch of double cream. Over time, the dish evolved and became a worldwide sensation, with variations that showcase the luxurious simplicity of this iconic pasta.

Serves

4 servings

Time

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Fettuccine Pasta (1 lb)

Fresh or dried, based on preference.

Unsalted Butter (1/2 cup)

Provides richness and flavor.

Heavy Cream (1 cup)

Adds creaminess to the sauce.

Parmesan Cheese (1 cup, grated)

A key ingredient for the Alfredo sauce.

Garlic (3 cloves, minced)

Enhances the savory profile.

Salt and Black Pepper to taste

Adjust according to preference.

Nutmeg (1/4 tsp, optional)

Adds a subtle warmth to the sauce.

Fresh Parsley (2 tbsp, chopped)

Garnish for freshness.

Instructions

Cook Fettuccine

Boil fettuccine pasta in salted water until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Prepare Alfredo Sauce

In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant. Pour in heavy cream, stirring continuously.

Incorporate Parmesan Cheese

Gradually add grated Parmesan cheese to the cream mixture, stirring continuously. Continue until the cheese melts and the sauce becomes smooth.

Season and Finish

Season the Alfredo sauce with salt, black pepper, and nutmeg (if using). Stir well. Add the cooked fettuccine to the sauce, tossing to coat the pasta evenly.

Garnish and Serve

Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley over the Fettuccine Alfredo before serving. Enjoy the decadence!

Nutrition Facts

(Per serving – based on 4 servings)

Calories: 600

Total Fat: 40g

Cholesterol: 150mg

Sodium: 500mg

Total Carbohydrates: 50g

Protein: 15g

Notes

Serve immediately to enjoy the pasta at its creamiest.

Customize with grilled chicken, shrimp, or broccoli for added flavor.

Allergy Warning

Contains dairy. Adjust ingredients accordingly for lactose intolerance or dairy allergies.

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