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
nutmeg
1 lb cooked fettuccine (I like to use the fresh kind from the refrigerated section)


*Directions

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.

5 comments:

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!

http://stilettoedpraline.typepad.com/

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.