Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Pasta Alfredo

Awhile ago I was scrolling through the recipes on a blog-hop as I do whenever I am bored (and hungry) and I saw a recipe for chicken and courgette fettuccine Alfredo. I wanted to make it, but I also wanted to make a real fettuccine Alfredo. I know that the carbonara I make is not quite traditional and I intend to remedy that the next time I feel like a fatty meal, but for the Alfredo I figured that first I would make it the traditional way and then the next time I would make a creamy version. Because it turns out that the first fettuccine Alfredo was just butter, parmesan, salt and pepper on hot pasta. It doesn't really sound like a sauce at all but I tried it and it was so good! It was also really fast to make. I had it with green vegetables sauteed in garlic and butter - hopefully the wholegrain pasta and piles of vegetables counteracted all that butter and cheese.

Fettuccine Alfredo
from the Simply Recipes website

4 tablespoons/60 grams butter
2/3 cup grated parmesan
500 grams fettuccine (all I had was spaghetti but it still counts)
Cracked black pepper & salt

Cook the pasta according to the packet directions. When it is done, drain it and quickly add the butter and the cheese. Mix it all around really good until the butter and cheese have melted together to coat all of the pasta.

Season the pasta with salt and pepper, divide it into 4 servings (or otherwise depending on how much pasta you cook) and sprinkle some more parmesan over the top.

Garlic Butter Vegetables

1 courgette
1 head brocolli
1 bunch asparagus
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 cloves crushed garlic

First of all, prepare the vegetables by slicing the courgette thinly lengthwise, cutting the brocolli into small florets and cutting the hard end off of the asparagus. If your asparagus is quite large you might want to slice it up a bit as well.

In a large frying pan heat the olive oil and butter. Add the garlic and let it cook for just a couple of minutes. Then add the vegetables and cook them, stirring, until everything is done to your liking. Season with salt and pepper if you like.


  1. This sounds so quick and easy and looks delicious!

  2. Looks Great! I'd love it if you'd share it with us at Scratch Cookin' Tuesday.


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