Friday, December 7, 2007

Fettuccine Alfredo


Tonight's dinner: Fettuccine Alfredo with some hot Italian sausage on the side for Jon

I make a lot of different cream sauces, but wanted something closer to an Alfredo. I browsed several copycat recipes for Olive Garden's Fettuccine Alfredo, including
this one. Below is the recipe I came up with.


Ingredients

  • 8 oz uncooked fettuccine or a thick linguine
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • A dash of nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried parsley

Directions

  • Boil water, cook pasta to al dente; drain
  • In the meantime, heat butter and oil in a large pan. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and saute for 2-3 minutes being careful not to burn the garlic.
  • Add the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and cream. Whisk together until creamy.
  • Add the parsley, nutmeg, and black pepper
  • Add the pasta and toss until coated
  • Serve immediately

I loved this dish! No, it wasn't healthy, but I only ate a small amount and also had some sauteed spinach on the side. I think adding garlic to the sauce gave it great flavor. I'd make it again and may try light cream cheese and light cream next time.

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2 comments:

MrsPresley said...

yum! don't you just wish stuff like this was healthier so we could eat it all the time? ;)

Trisha said...

Sounds and looks delicous! This is my favorite dish from Olive Garden. :)