Pasta Alfredo is a classic dish. It has been recreated so many times, spawning to many different versions, with the base recipe remaining intact.
What is another good thing about Pasta Alfredo is that it is very simple and easy to make. You need not to be an expert cook to master it. Fettuccine Alfredo is one easy recipe that you can try to make at home. The ingredients are very simple and the cooking directions are easy to follow.
What you will need:
For Fettuccine Alfredo, you will need a combination of creamy and tasty ingredients. Get ¼ cup of butter, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, 1 and 1/3 cups of milk, 5 ounces of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, ¼ cup cream cheese, salt and pepper, 8 ounces fettuccine, and some chopped flat leaf parsley.
What to do:
Here’s a step-by-step guide for the Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe:
Step #1: Cook the pasta, al dente. Follow the cooking directions on the package for a guideline. Your fettuccine should neither be undercooked nor overcooked. It should be cooked just right because the best texture is the only way you could get the best out of this recipe.
Step #2: In a skillet, put the butter until melted but not browned. When it is already melted, you may put in the garlic and sauté for a minute.
Step #3: Put in the flour, stirring frequently. Then gradually add milk. Using a whisk, stir the mixture constantly so it will not result into lumps.
Step #4: Once the mixture thickens, it is time to add in the cheeses. Parmigiano-Reggiano will add a nice flavor to this recipe but if you do not find one, you may substitute it with another cheese variety. Make sure, however, that it is also flavorful. Next, add the cream cheese. Stir the mixture until the cheeses melt.
Step #5: When the sauce reaches its right consistency, you may turn off the flame and toss in the pre-cooked pasta. Season it with some salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Step #6: Transfer the pasta dish into a serving platter, top with shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and chopped parsley.
If you want your Fettuccine Alfredo recipe to be light but still creamy, you may choose to replace the milk and cream cheese with the low-fat variety. Low-fat milk and less fat cream cheese are also readily available in the market. This way, you will be able to enjoy the same creamy goodness of the dish with less guilt.