Recipe

Fettuccine alfredo

This is a stand-out, go-to recipe in our household, perfect for those evenings when you want great food with minimum effort.

  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Fettuccine alfredo
  • 500 gram fresh fettuccine pasta
  • 80 gram butter
  • 1 1/4 cup pouring cream
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper, to season
  • 2 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Method

Fettuccine alfredo
  • 1
    In large saucepan of boiling, salted water, cook pasta until tender; drain. Return to pan.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in medium frying pan, melt butter. Add cream; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until sauce reduces by half. Add cheese; stir over low heat about 2 minutes or until cheese melts.
  • 3
    Add sauce to pasta; toss gently to coat, season to taste. Sprinkle with parsley.

Notes

Do not reduce the cream too rapidly, or by too much, as it can burn. Check and stir once or twice and take the pan off the heat when it is reduced correctly. It is fine to use just one 300ml carton of cream for this recipe.

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