Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fettuccine Alfredo

I needed a fairly quick dinner with little prep so I turned to my Food Nanny Cookbook and decided on this yummy Fettuccine recipe. It did not disappoint. I was able to utilize the Spinach from my Bountiful Basket this week. Dinner was on the table in 25 minutes!!
Fettuccine Alfredo
1/2 Cup butter
3 oz. cream cheese
1 pint heavy cream
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Salt and Ground Pepper
1 pound uncooked fettuccine

1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Mix in the cream cheese. Stir in the cream and garlic powder. Increase the heat and bring to boil. Decrease the heat and simmer stirring often,while you cook the pasta. 
2. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package, drain.
3. Stir the Parmesan Cheese into the sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste.
4. Toss the sauce and pasta in a large bowl and serve immediately.
For Chicken Alfredo stir-fry bite size chunks of chicken in 1 Tablespoon olive oil until cooked and add to the sauce.

If you are a seafood lover toss the sauce with medium cooked shrimp or chunks of crab.

If you want to add Spinach like I did in  the photo above Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a saute pan and add 3 cloves of crushed garlic and 1 lb of fresh spinach  and 1/4 chicken broth..heat until wilted. Toss with the pasta and sauce.


1 comment:

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