A Writer’s Got To Eat: My Favorite Quick & Easy Fettucine Alfredo Sauce

by @thewritermama on November 5, 2015

You know when you have a bunch of leftovers in the fridge, but none of them are really very exciting in and of themselves?

What I do is just cook up a box of pasta and toss some of those leftovers in with some nice, fresh Alfredo Sauce.

If you have ever tried Alfredo Sauce from a jar, then you know that processed Alfredo sauce can be pretty sketchy.

But once you discover how easy and tasty homemade Alfredo Sauce is to make, you will never be tempted to buy store-bought again.

Seriously, you do not have to be Paul Newman to make an amazing sauce. Here’s how easy it is…have some crusty bread on hand and a green salad to go with it, or serve with steamed broccoli or spinach, and you are all set.

And this is a perfect recipe to try during NaNoWriMo season. Super quick and I bet you already have everything on hand.

Quick & Easy Alfredo Sauce

1 Tablespoon of butter
1 1/4 cups of half-and-half
3/4 cup of fresh parmesan cheese (or use the kind in the tube, it works perfectly well)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper (fresh ground is always best, if you have it)
1 pound of cooked pasta (fettucine or any kind)

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add the half-and-half, cheese, salt and pepper. Cook one or two minutes, stirring constantly.

Reduce heat and add cooked pasta, tossing gently to coat.

Makes six one and half cup servings.

~ From Cooking Light, October 2001

 

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