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Alfredo Sauce with Pasta Recipe

Looking for an easy Alfredo Sauce with Pasta recipe? Learn how to make Alfredo Sauce with Pasta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by janellybelly

Makes 4 servings



Slightly adapted from Cook's Illustrated. Paraphrased notes from Cook's Illustrated: Cooking sauce over too high heat for too long results in gluey, rather than creamy, sauce. Lukewarm creams sauces are not good - heating the pasta bowls (I filled with water and microwaved them) is a must. Sauce may look soupy as you divide it into bowls, but the pasta will continue to absorb sauce as it sits. Pasta that looks just right upon serving ends up being too dry by the time you are eating it.

Recipe Ingredients for Alfredo Sauce with Pasta

1 2/3 c half n half
2 cups broccoli
5 tbs butter
1 lb. fettuccine
1 c (2 oz.) fresh grated Parmesan
1 ground black pepper
1 pinch of nutmeg

Recipe Directions for Alfredo Sauce with Pasta

  1. Bring 4 qts water to a rolling boil in a large pot. Add 1 Tbs salt and the pasta to the water. Stir to separate pasta. Cook pasta until almost al dente (7.5 minutes). WHen you are 3 minutes out add your broccoli flouretts in with the noodles to cook through.

  2. Combine 1 2/3 c of the half and half and the butter in a saute pan large enough to accommodate the cooked pasta. Heat over low until the butter is melted and the cream comes to a bare simmer. Turn the heat off and set aside. (I found that this took the length of the time it took the pasta to cook, so I never turned it off and set it aside).

  3. Drain cooked pasta and add it to the saute pan. Add the remaining 1/2 c of cream, Parmesan, pepper, and nutmeg. Cook on very low heat, tossing to combine the ingredients, until sauce is slightly thick, 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately in heated pasta bowls.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 301.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
708
Calories from Fat
324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
36.0g
55%
Saturated Fat
21.1g
106%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
180mg
60%
Sodium
570mg
24%
Potassium
509mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
70.4g
23%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
1.2g
Protein
26.8g
Vitamin A 25% Vitamin C 67%
Calcium 43% Iron 24%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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