Simple Fettucine Alfredo

Excellent! (even if not quite a fettuccine..)fettucine

Use fresh pasta as much as possible, unsalted butter and freshly grated Parmesan (which is to say, that you have just grated yourself minutes ago). I also produced an excellent meal using dried egg based fettuccine – cooks longer, but results are very much acceptable.

Serves: 4 (definitely no leftovers..)

  • 250 grams fresh fettuccine – i also used 250 grams dried fettucine
  • 150 grams unsalted butter
  • 150 grams parmesan
  • Chopped fresh Italian (flat?) parsley
  1. Have your parmesan grated and ready to go.
  2. Bring salted water to boil in a large pot.
  3. Drop the noodles in; if you are using fresh,  remove as soon as they rise to the surface; otherwise cook till they are ready
  4. In all scenarios when you remove pasta and drain it, reserve a bit of the pasta water (about 4 tablespoons – i took a smaller half of a cup and i liked it a lot, but my dinner companion complained („too watery!”)
  5. In a deep platter (though a bowl will do fine), put the reserved water and the butter and stir to melt the butter.
  6. Put the cooked pasta on top, sprinkle with the parmesan.
  7. I sprinkled with the green parsley..
  8. Stir with tongs as you serve it.


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