If you ask what my favorite meal is, 9 times out of 10 I will say fettuccini alfredo. My dad used to make this for me when I was young and it was always the best thing ever. He would make it for my birthday and all my friends’ birthdays, or whenever I had a sleepover and we wanted a special meal.
Clearly I only had spaghetti on hand when the urge to make this struck, and honestly it’s just as good. But yes, I am aware that this picture is not truly fettuccini!
It’s super filling and delicious, and for the longest time I did not realize just how simple it is. I’ve seen recipes for fettuccini alfredo that have more ingredients, and I’ve never known why. There is literally nothing else you would need to put in this sauce to make it better. I also never understood why people bought jarred alfredo sauce since buying the ingredients for this homemade version only requires one more item in your shopping cart and it tastes so much better.
This is the best and most simple pasta you will ever make. Your friends will all think you are some amazing cook and you don’t need to tell them how simple it is. It’s also great for guests, because it’s so filling that one box of pasta is definitely enough. Start will small portions and go from there! It’s not diet food, but you can only eat a small amount anyway, and it’s only once in a while right? It’s so worth it.
:Creamy Two Ingredient Fettuccini Alfredo:
1 pint of light cream
1 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (or pre-shredded), plus more for sprinkling
1/2 box fettuccini (or spaghetti!)
Heat a pot of water to a boil and add in the pasta. Cook until al dente, according to package instructions. Meanwhile, slowly heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat. When it becomes warm, begin adding in the grated cheese little by little, stirring constantly. Strain the pasta well and set aside. Once all of the cheese has been added to the cream and is fully melted and incorporated, add the pasta to the sauce carefully. You may want to add it little by little to make sure you get each strand fully covered. Alternatively, you can dish the pasta into dishes and then pour the sauce over the pasta. Garnish with fresh or dried parsley (if you have it) and extra cheese. Enjoy immediately.