Fettuccine Alfredo

Alfredo SauceLet me start by saying that I am not a big fan of pasta. Maybe it is simply the red sauce, not sure. Growing up, pasta was around the table, however I simply chose my pasta and sprinkled parmesan cheese on it, no red sauce. Never red sauce. My wife on the other hand, as she grew up easting pasta and parmesan cheese, loves the red sauce. I almost feel guilty that I do not cook pasta that often, even though I love my wife dearly, she doesn’t see the red sauce very often. There is one dish that we come to agreement on, and that is alfredo. So yesterday, I decided to make my own alfredo and enhance it to something out of this world.

Lets begin by saying how easy it is to make the sauce. Lets get going here because I know your mouth is probably watering.

Ingredients:

  • Heavy Cream
  • Butter
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Chopped Garlic
  • Fettuccine Noodles
  • Basil (optional)
  • Bacon or Pancetta (optional)
  • Peas

Fettuccine AlredoUsing a sauce pan on medium heat, add two tablespoons of butter and chopped garlic. Let melt, then add the heavy whipping cream. I added the entire container, approximately 1 to 1 1/2 cups. Lower the heat and bring to a simmer. The cream will begin to thicken, approximately 10 minutes or so. Keep stirring as it could burn on you. During this time, bring salted water to a boil and cook the noodles for approximately 10 minutes, or al dente. Once the pasta is cooked, drain, and add the pasta back to the pan and get ready to boogie. The sauce should be close to being done. Add 1 1/2 cups of parmesan cheese. Now the sauce is coming together. Add the sauce to the pasta and toss.

If you want to do what I did, here is the skinny. While the sauce was cooking, I added a cup of frozen peas. I precooked six slices of bacon, and roughly chopped. I topped the dish with the bacon and basil. TRUST ME…. This one is a keeper.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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