Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fettuccine Alfredo

We like to serve this with grilled chicken or shrimp. It's one of my favorite meals to take to people.

1 T. Olive Oil
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 T. dried basil
1 1/2 c. heavy cream
2 T. unsalted butter
Salt & pepper
3/4 c. Parmesan cheese, grated
1/8 t. nutmeg
1 pkg. fettuccine, cooked


Saute onion in olive oil until tender. Add garlic & basil and cook for 30 seconds more.

Bring the heavy cream and the butter to a simmer in a 3- to 4-quart saucepan over medium heat, reduce the heat to low and simmer gently until the mixture reduces to 2/3 cup, 12 to 15 minutes.

Add the pasta, Parmesan, salt, pepper and nutmeg to the cream mixture. Cook over low heat, tossing the pasta with tongs to combine, until the cheese is melted & the sauce coats the pasta. Serve immediately.

**Save a little of the cooking water from the pasta pot to thin out the sauce if necessary**

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