Monday, November 19, 2007

Olive Garden Fettuccine

We had dinner at our friends, the Halverson's, when we first moved here and they made this for us. It seriously takes exactly like it came from a restaurant--and I'm really picky about my alfredo. It's also really, really healthy (ya, right). But it's soooooo good and a fun splurge. I like to make it after Christmas when I have extra heavy cream lying around.  My husband requests this for his birthday dinner often.  It truly tastes like it came from a high-end restaurant!

Fettucine Alfredo

1/2 C real butter
1 tsp fresh garlic
1 dash cayenne pepper
1 pint heavy whipping cream
2/3 cup fresh grated parmesan or romano cheese
salt and pepper to taste

1 lbs pasta

chopped fresh parsley for garnish (opt)

1. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter--add cream, garlic, and salt and peppers. Simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring constantly until thick.

2. Remove sauce from heat and stir in cheese.

3. Serve over hot pasta. We like to add grilled chicken.


Todd & Michelle said...

Marisa, I tried this rec. and I loved it! I thought I already had a great rec. but this one is so much better! thanks

Bret and Marisa said...

I'm so glad you like it! Isn't it amazing?