Fettuccine Alfredo with homemade Alfredo Sauce

Fettuccine Alfredo

My kids love anything Italian, and prefer homemade dishes. It has happened so many times that we have taken them to various good restaurants but other then a few things they didn’t like anything over there and came home cribbing.

In the last few years at home, we have never used store bought sauce. I always make Marinara sauce, Basil pesto, Cheese sauce and Alfredo sauce. Most of the time I make sauce and freeze it in separate small size containers. These frozen sauce containers are life-savers and they make school lunch making and dinner a welcome breeze.

Alfredo Sauce takes very little time to make and tastes amazing when made fresh. I use a vegetarian recipe. I have been using this recipe for at least 5 -6 years now and I can say that it never broke my trust. It’s a keeper in any kitchen and that why I thought, why not share this recipe with you?

Fettuccine Alfredo

Home made Fettuccine Alfredo using home made Alfredo Sauce.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz Fettuccine Pasta
  • 6 Tbsp Butter
  • 1.5 Cup Heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp All purpose flour
  • 2 Minced Garlic
  • 1/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Tsp dry basil
  • 1 Tsp Red pepper flakes.
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Tsp Italian Parsley

Instructions
 

  • Take a big Pot .Fill it with enough water to boil the Fettuccine pasta.
  • Heat water over high heat until boiling.
  • Add 1/2 tbsp of salt to it.
  • Drop the Fettuccine pasta and boil till they are all dente.Al dente is a Italian term which means till it has a bite .
  • Strain the Pasta and keep it aside.
  • I will suggest to keep 1/2 cup of pasta water to keep aside. We will use it later.
  • Take a large skillet /Pan .
  • Heat the pan.
  • Add butter to it .Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute .
  • Add all purpose flour and mix it with butter and fry for one minute.
  • Add heavy cream to it and cook for 12 minutes .When the sauce start to thicken add cheese to it.
  • Add all the seasoning and half of the pasta water to it .
  • Add pasta and mix it really well . Using tongs to move the pasta around is really useful.
  • If it looks really thick then add more water to it .
  • Add a pinch of salt if you think tit needs after tasting.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs if you have.
  • Serve it hot .

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