Fettuccine Alfredo ala Blonde

When I first met my husband, (he was just a cute guy I was dating then, not my husband I suppose, technically ;-)) we played a game of pool, and I bet him that I would win. He bet me that I wouldn't, and I promised to make him any dinner he wanted if I lost. Well, I wound up attempting to cook fettuccine alfredo for the first time in my life, and let's just say it was less than impressive. I bet Bran may have even thought he lost the bet...

BUT, this past Sunday, a mere 10 years later and a few successful recipes later, I took another stab at making it and was quite happy with the new version of the dish. I also lightened the fat/calories a bit, so hopefully that helps those of you that are like me, trying to eat and live healthier. I promise, you will not be sacrificing flavor.

Fettuccine Alfredo ala Blonde
What you need:
1 pkg fettuccine
3 tbsp butter
1/4 flour
4 cloves of garlic, grated or finely minced
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups fat free half and half
3 cups finely grated parmesan cheese (I used 1 cup mixed Italian pre-shredded and 2 cups parm because that's what I had)
1 tbsp parsley
Additional grated parmesan for topping (if desired)

What to do:
1. Prepare the pasta as directed on the pasta. Do not cook beyond al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water to mix with the sauce later.
2. Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and stir for 1-2 minutes or until garlic is fragrant, but not browned.3. Sprinkle in the flour and whisk constantly for 2 minutes.
4. Slowly pour in the half and half, stirring constantly.
5. Simmer the mixture for 4-6 minutes over medium-low heat, or until sauce slightly thickens.
6. Add the nutmeg, pepper, salt and whisk well.
7. Add the grated cheese to the sauce mixture and whisk until melted and sauce is smooth.8. Combine drained pasta, sauce and reserved pasta water. Sprinkle in parsley. Divide into bowls and sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese (if desired).Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Yummy!!! What a wonderful recipe! Thanks...I love reading you blog!

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