Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fettucine Alfredo


For me there is nothing greater of an indulgence as fettuccine alfredo.  It is warm and hearty on a cold day and one of the best forms of comfort food when all you want to do it prop up your feet and sit on the couch.  I have tried numerous recipes and just about every time I have thrown out a near full bowl for two reasons.  One, it just didn't taste the way restaurant-style fettuccine alfredo does and second, why waste all those calories on something that doesn't really taste just the way I wanted it.  Finally I came across a recipe that had an ingredient I had not seen in other recipes....cream cheese!  How can anyone go wrong with cream cheese and, of course, that would be what would give it that delicious consistency!  I also realized that when I am making something with so few ingredients the most important thing is to buy good ingredients and not skimp on such things as Parmesan cheese....

 Here is the recipe that I adapted to my own taste that I found to be spot on!  It is easy, simple, doesn't take any more time that cooking the pasta!  ENJOY!!!

Fettuccine Alfredo
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1 cup Parmesan cheese
8 oz. cream cheese, cut into bits
12 oz. fettuccine

In a large saucepan combine, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, butter and milk, stirring constantly until smooth.  Toss pasta in sauce, coating well.  Leftovers will freeze well.  
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