Last night, I made Fettuccine Alfredo. Don't let the simplicity of the recipe fool you, it was incredibly delicious. Often times, simple is best. Because my boys feel like they must have meat with every meal, I marinated 2 chicken breasts in Zesty Italian salad dressing for 3-4 hours and grilled them. I then sliced them and served it on top of the Fettuccine Alfredo. The chicken was delicious with it, but not really necessary, in my opinion. You just go ahead and do whatever floats your boat.
Here is what you need to get started, a mere 6 ingredients:
1 lb. Fettuccine Noodles
1 stick Butter
1 c. Heavy Cream
Salt & Pepper, to taste
2 c. Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions.
In a saucepan or skillet, warm butter and cream. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Grate Parmesan cheese and place half of it into a large serving bowl. Pour warm butter/cream mixture over the top.
Drain pasta and immediately pour it into the bowl. Toss a couple of times, then sprinkle in the other half of the Parmesan.
Toss to combine, thinning with pasta water if necessary. Serve immediately as a main course or an accompaniment to meat or salad.