Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Fettuccine Alfredo

Possibly my favorite food ever! And it's so easy to make! This is probably my "go-to" meal for night when I don't feel like cooking something. So let's get started!

I'm going to post the recipe that will make 1lb of pasta, it is VERY simple to half. 1lb of pasta will serve about 6-8 people, so when you half it, it will serve 3-4. I always half the recipe for Jared and I.



Ingredients:
1lb Fettucine noodles
1 pint of heavy whipping cream
1 stick of butter
1 cup of grated Parmesan (the Kraft Parmesan works great, you don't need anything fancy)
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp of garlic powder
Salt and Pepper

See everything is a one! So like I said it's super simple to half!! When I first started making this I used fresh garlic and minced onion, but I really didn't like the texture in my sauce... So I use the garlic and onion powder now, because it gives the sauce the flavor without chunks of onion and garlic. If you don't mind that texture then just used fresh garlic and onion.

Get your pasta boiling before you start your sauce, fettuccine takes longer to boil than a past like spaghetti so keep that in mind.

First, pour the cream into a pot on medium heat. Cut your butter into small chunks, and once you start seeing little bubbles in the cream add the butter. If you start seeing more than just little bubbles around the edge turn your heat down. Whisk the cream every so often until the butter is melted. 

If you don't own a whisk, go buy one! A spoon or fork won't blend everything together well enough.

Next add in the Parmesan. Add it slowly! This is important, if you add it all at once if won't blend in properly and you will get chunks. You could even just add it by the spoonful just to be safe. Add a little and whisk, add a little and whisk, until it is all combined.

Once the Parmesan is combined, add in your garlic and onion powder and whisk that. A couple shakes of salt and pepper to taste.

Strain your pasta when you are done and mix it with the sauce!

Want chicken with your fettuccine?? That's simple too!

Ingredients:
Chicken tenderlions
Kraft Zesty Italian dressing

Just coat the chicken with the dressing and throw it on the grill, or in a pan. We don't have a grill so we bought a Calphalon non-stick grill pan. It is great!!! We use it all the time! Try to only flip the chicken once, the more you flip it the drier it will get.



And that's it! Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo! In the picture the sauce looks a little thin, but I promise its just the picture, this is the creamiest most delicious sauce ever!

I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!






2 comments:

  1. In the summer, it's super fun and yummy to add in a bit of basil pesto with the sauce. This is Jonathan's favorite meal, especially if I add in a ton of sauteed carrots with the pasta. It's fun reading your recipes and getting a virtual visit in your kitchen. =)

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    1. I have actually never tried making a pesto sauce, but it is on my food bucket list! I like to add broccoli to ours. Anytime I can sneak a veggie into something to make Jared eat more veggies I do! I'm glad you like it, for base housing, I really like my kitchen, it's a little small but it works for me.

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