Are you in an “eating rut”? Everyone goes through it one time or another. That is why I do my best to create variety in the dishes that I cook. One of the family’s faves is fettuccine. Even though pasta means carbs overload, I could NEVER EVER say no to it! Here’s a super quick and sumptuous Fettuccine Alfredo pasta that everyone will surely enjoy. This Fettuccine Alfredo pasta recipe is also great for busy weeknights! Before we check out the recipe, let’s talk about this much-loved dish — pasta!
Pasta, is it healthy?
Pasta is a type of noodles that are commonly made from grains of durum semolina wheat, water, and eggs and of different shapes and sizes. However, other types of grains can be used to make pasta such as barley, rice or buckwheat, or a combination. Some varieties of pasta are as follows:
- Angel- hair spaghetti
Pasta is a versatile food because you can make so many types of dishes depending on the type of sauce. The more common toppings used is salt, pepper, minced or processed meat, tomatoes, cream or milk, wine, cheese, vegetables, and herbs.
Pasta is a popular food because it has high carbohydrates that supply energy to the body. However, over is not healthy; therefore, you might want to watch your servings, especially if you have heart ailments, diabetes/insulin-resistant, or are on a weight loss program. When looking for healthy pasta, pick a variety that is:
- Unrefined — because the refining process can take away the nutrients available from the wheat and eggs. Most use this type nowadays.
- Enriched — since pasta can be infused with vitamins and minerals such as iron, vitamin B, etc. (Source: healthline.com )
- Whole-grained — to ensure that the natural vitamins and minerals are intact. It is made from whole wheat kernels and has the highest fiber contents than the other varieties. This is the recommended pasta because it will help in correcting body conditions such as heart diseases, diabetes, obesity, and colorectal cancer.
Making a pasta dish can be as fancy or as simple like throw-whatever-you-have-in-the-fridge as you like. It will all depend on your taste and purpose.
How to Make Fettuccine Alfredo Pasta
Most everyone wants to lose weight, right? Well, I learned that the secret to losing weight or eating healthy for that matter is not “not to eat at all.” No, no, no. If you love pasta dishes like me or whether you have a body condition or not, you can still enjoy them but you will have to practice “portion control,” meaning you have to eat just the right amount. And since I care so much for you, keep reading to see the awesome, super- quick Fettuccine Alfredo recipe.
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Fettuccine Alfredo Pasta
- 1 lb Fettuccine Pasta
- 6 tbsp Butter
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 tbsp Italian parsley optional
- In a large pot, boil water over high heat. Add salt to season. Once boiling, add fettuccine noodles and cook according to package instructions. Save some pasta water.
- In a large skillet or pan, heat butter over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in heavy cream.
- Cook heavy cream mixture for 5 to 8 minutes. Add half of the parmesan cheese to the mixture and whisk well until smooth.
- Keep stirring in medium heat until cheese is melted.
- Toss the alfredo sauce with the cooked fettuccine pasta, adding half of the parmesan cheese. Once it is completely tossed, garnish with parmesan cheese. Add a little pasta water if it needs to be thinned out.
- Garnish with minced Italian parsley, as desired.