November 7, 2008

The Happy Mom's Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

We went out for a family dinner at Olive Garden last night (where once again I ate so much salad and bread sticks that I was full when my meal arrived) and I had their chicken alfredo which is one of my favorites there. That, and did I mention I love their salad? That inspired me to post this recipe for fettuccine alfredo which is my very favorite alfredo recipe EVER! I've been making this for about 10 years now, I found the recipe on a box of cream cheese and just made a few adjustments (because if nutmeg in alfredo sauce is good for Rachael Ray, then it's good for me!). I usually make it with chicken or crab but it's nice on it's own with a salad and some french bread.This is a high calorie, once-in-a-while type recipe, so use with caution, the Happy Mom does not want to induce any heart attacks. :) But if you're looking for a delicious special occasion meal, then this is for you!

The Happy Mom's Fettuccine Alfredo

1/2 cup butter-make sure it's REAL butter!
1 pkg. cream cheese, cubed
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese (fresh)
1/2 c. heavy cream (I sometimes use half and half)
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp.salt
1/4 tsp. white pepper
1 lb cooked fettuccine (I like to use the fresh kind from the refrigerated section)


In a medium saucepan, mix cream cheese, parmesan cheese, heavy cream, butter, white pepper, salt and garlic powder in medium saucepan; cook on low heat until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended.

Toss with hot fettuccine. Sprinkle with nutmeg.


stilettoed praline said...

Hi! I'm trying this recipe one of these days! I made Spaghetti Carbonara recently and I missed my big sister for she always made that when we were still in our teens, hence, my blog that was dedicated to her. =)

Hope you can visit my site, too! take care!

The Happy Mom said...

Hey there, thanks for stopping by!

Ooh, spaghetti carbonara is yummy, too!

I will definitely stop by your blog for a visit! :)

crazy working mom said...

OMG, I ♥ The Olive Garden's Alfredo. :)

I'm gonna try this one. It looks pretty easy. THANKS!!!

Julie said...

That sounds really yum, and not too difficult. Thanks!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I love alfredo pasta but I've never tried it homemade. Thanks for posting the recipe.