I love pasta. Not like, LOVE. How can you go wrong with something as basic as pasta? Anyone can make that, right? Sure! Well, maybe not so well in a broken crock pot, but let's move on from that. How about a creamy Alfredo sauce? MMMMmmmm.
You could head down to the Olive Garden, but get ready to pay $13 a plate. Plus, who has time to wait for that? This recipe is super quick and easy and tastes better than Olive Garden - and don't you dare grab a grocery store jarred sauce which is filled with preservatives! You deserve flavor and I'm going to give you a recipe which give you that for about 80 cents a serving. Yes!
Now, I'm not going to lie. This isn't for the calorie counters. This is real comfort food. However, it's fresh and you know what's going into your dinner. However, there are a few things you can alter to make it healthier.
Start with using whole grain pasta. Can can also follow the advice I found on Pinterest and replace the heavy cream with evaporated skim milk. I haven't tried that one yet, but I plan to next time. We add shrimp to ours to add a little more color to the dish. Of course, I could always use new dishes with color, but these belonged to my great-grandmother, so I'm hanging onto them a little while longer.
Ready to make your own?
8 oz uncooked fettuccine
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired
- Cook and drain pasta as directed on package (about 12 minutes).
- Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat butter and whipping cream over low heat, stirring constantly, until butter is melted. Stir in cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt and dash of pepper until mixture is smooth.
- Pour sauce over hot fettuccine, and stir until fettuccine is well coated. Sprinkle with parsley.
- Add shrimp, chicken or scallops if desired.