Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Creamy Goodness of Fettucini Alfredo

Today's Works for Me Wednesday hosted by Rocks In My Dryer has a theme: Recipe with five ingredients or less. I am a fan of the pasta and this recipe has become the fall-back meal when in a hurry, in need of comfort food, or just a crazy bad craving for cheese. Oh, and this is definitely NOT a low-cal recipe! But it is quick, easy, yummy, and uses only four ingredients (not counting salt and pepper).

1 lb. fettucini
3 Tablespoons butter
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup shredded fresh parmesan (or asiago or romano or any other sharp, salty hard cheese)
salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to directions. While it is cooking melt butter over very low heat and beat heavy whipping cream with electric mixer until stiff. Fold whipped cream into melted butter and over low heat bring it to a very light simmer (WARNING: DO NOT BOIL!!!). After draining pasta, put back into pan and toss with butter and cream mixture and shredded cheese. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy creamy, cheesy goodness!

1 comment:

The Correspondent said...

I can't wait to try this! My kids love fettucini alfredo, but I always get the store-bought stuff in the jar. They'll be so excited to eat a homemade version -- Thanks for posting it.