Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
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Fettuccine Alfredo
Molly Aronica
Fettuccine Alfredo

This version of the classic Italian-American dish, fettuccine alfredo, is significantly lighter than the original, but you'd never know by tasting it. The key to this recipe is cooking the pasta risotto-style, which coaxes the starch out of the fettuccine to create the rich and creamy basis for the sauce. After the pasta is done cooking, a touch of milk (or light cream) and a sprinkle of cheese are the finishing touches for this endlessly comforting dish. 

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3
Servings
327
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3  cups  vegetable broth
  • clove garlic, minced
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1/2  pound  fettuccine
  • 1/2  cup  whole milk or light cream, gently warmed
  • 1/4  cup  Pecorino Romano, grated finely
  • 1/4  cup  parmesan, grated finely
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

Simmer the broth in a small saucepan set over medium-low heat.

Meanwhile, sauté the garlic in oil in a large, shallow saucepan over medium-low heat. When the garlic starts to turn golden-brown, add the pasta and toast lightly for about a minute. Add the broth, 1 ladle at a time, to the pasta and stir continuously to release the starches and prevent clumping — make sure all of the broth is incorporated fully before adding another ladleful. Begin checking the pasta for doneness after about 10 minutes; be careful not to overcook it.

Remove the pasta pan from the heat and mix in the warm milk (or cream) and cheeses until they melt. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%
Cholesterol
62mg
21%
Carbohydrate, by difference
17g
13%
Protein
16g
35%
Vitamin A, RAE
120µg
17%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
371mg
37%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
7µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
20mg
6%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
281mg
40%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
1157mg
77%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
287g
11%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Fettuccine Alfredo Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Fettuccine Alfredo Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.