Meal Idea Monday: National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

7 Feb

Today is national fettuccine alfredo day- can I just say, YUMMY?!

I think it’s so fun that there are so many food holidays that are celebrated. Food should be celebrated. Well, actually I take that back. The fact that God gave us taste buds and so many wonderful flavors to enjoy is what we should be celebrating!

So there you go. There’s always a reason to celebrate.! Try this recipe and prepare your taste buds to enjoy…

Fettuccine All’ Alfredo

from The Rachael Ray Website

Serves 4

Serve this versatile Italian classic as-is or add shrimp, chicken, veggies and more to make it your own.

  • 1 pound fettuccini
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cut into pats
  • 8 ounces loosely packed, finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (about 2 1/2-3 cups)

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Pre-heat the oven to 200ºF. Place a large shallow serving bowl in the oven to warm.

When the water boils, season with salt, add the pasta and cook to al dente.

When the pasta is just about done, remove the warm bowl or platter from the oven. Scatter the butter pats into the warm serving dish. Reserve a generous ladleful of starchy cooking water, then drain the pasta and place it over the butter; pour the starchy water over the top. Scatter half of the cheese over the pasta and toss for 1 minute. Add more cheese and continue to toss another 2 minutes, until the pasta is evenly coated and the cheese has melted into the sauce. Serve immediately.

If you want to watch Rachael Ray make this recipe, click here. Happy cooking!


One Response to “Meal Idea Monday: National Fettuccine Alfredo Day”

  1. Inspired2cook February 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    Oh yumm! I’m definitely making this!

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