I found this recipe via Pinterest. (I am totally addicted to Pinterest, but that is a whole other issue!) The recipe is from Russell Bellanca, the chef at Alfredo of Rome in New York City. It is said to be Martha Stewart's favorite Fettuccine Alfredo recipe. Well, we can certainly see why. It is AMAZING! It was the best Fettuccine Alfredo that we have ever eaten. Seriously!!
The best part about the recipe is that there are only 3 ingredients! My version actually had four ingredients; I added some garlic powder for extra flavor. We served the pasta with the Grilled Italian Chicken Tenders from yesterday. Next time we are going to serve it with our favorite Blackened Chicken - I can not wait!!
This is obviously not something to eat all the time, but it is the perfect special occasion dish. We both felt it is worth every single calorie!
Best Fettuccine Alfredo
2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 lb grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
1 tsp garlic powder
1 lb fettuccine
Using an electric mixer, beat butter, garlic powder and Parmesan until creamy.
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook fettuccine according to package instructions until al dente, about 12 minutes. Reserve about 1/2 cup of cooking water; drain pasta.
Return fettuccine to warm pot. Toss pasta with 1/2 teaspoon salt, cheese mixture, and 1/4 cup of the pasta water. Add more pasta water, as needed. Serve with additional cheese.
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