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Fettuccine Alfredo

This is a rich and wonderful recipe I have used for years for Fettuccine Alfredo. It is creamy and lovely. I whip this up as a quick, busy day meal or add herb encrusted, garlic chicken and broccoli on the side.

In Saudi you cannot get fresh cream and it is very different than the cream we find here in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. I learned the hard way that there are also two varieties, regular and sweetened. As I ran through the store with babies and toddlers in tow, a quick trip to the neighborhood store, I grabbed some cream, paid and ran out the door. I made this simple version of pasta as I had tons of times before. When I served it I saw faces that went from a lovely anticipation to confusion and possibly disgust!!! They told me that it tasted like a strange dessert with pasta and garlic!  I looked and realized I had purchased sweetened whipping cream which I had never seen prior to this experience. Try as I may, I was unable to spice this up and save the meal! So, we had grill cheese sandwiches!

 Ingredients

2 cloves garlic peeled, washed and chopped.

1 stick butter

2 1/2 cups whipping cream

2 cups Parmesan cheese

One package Fettuccine noodles

1/2 tsp. dry parsley

Directions

Put butter in medium size sauce pan, turn on low heat and melt. Add garlic and saute.  Add cream and whisk well, add cheese, mix and continue cooking.  Let cook on low heat until all ingredients are mixed well and sauce simmers. Add parsley. Turn off heat.

Cook pasta and drain.

Toss with sauce and season to taste

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  1. I love grilled cheese sandwiches. Its kind of the topic of this weeks blog post! I’m going to attempt this recipe on Sunday. Thanks, Lynn

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    October 9, 2015
    • Really I need to go and check it out!

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      October 9, 2015
      • Not done, yet. Got sidetracked reading blogs!

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        October 9, 2015
        • ok I checked and didn’t see anything yet, will look back, have fun!

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          October 9, 2015
          • Fell asleep, woke up, went shopping, read more blogs. It’s almost midnight and I’m now watching The British Open as I type this message. I’m obviously avoiding finishing the post because I have to hassle with getting the photos from my IPad to my Mac Air and then into my media file. Always a chore for me. This is supposed to happen automatically, but it’s not happening. I will overcome this challenge, but I may be up late tonight. On the brighter side – I wrote a song about cheese and will include it in a later post.

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            October 9, 2015
          • ha ha can’t wait to read it! I am going to see my son run tomorrow about 3 hours away and I don’t want to miss your post. I know this is allot to ask, but if I don’t comment and you remember please let me know!! I hate it when those inconvenient things happen, it puts me off and I don’t do it!!! I can’t wait to see the song in a post!! hope it all goes smoothly!

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            October 9, 2015
          • Enjoy your visit. It’s 3 AM and the post is written, but no pictures yet. Going to sleep, now.

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            October 9, 2015
          • oh my you must be tired! thanks for telling me! 🙂

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            October 10, 2015
          • Not The British Open! The President’s Cup! It just ended for today, so back to the post.

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            October 9, 2015
          • ha ha good for you! I have been putting off writing recipes for days!

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            October 9, 2015
  2. I LOVE Fettuccine Alfredo! Thank you for sharing it!

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    October 9, 2015
  3. Hmmm.. sounds lovely! Why don’t they have fresh cream? Just wondering if they have many cows in Saudi?! haha

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    October 9, 2015
  4. This sounds so simple and yummy! I love fettuccine but have never attempted it at home.. I’ll have to try this recipe. Any suggestions on what type of whipping cream works best? Also, do you use regular or unsalted butter? You have to put up a recipe of the chicken version of this dish :p

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    October 9, 2015
    • we have here heavy whipping cream in the little carton usually with the milk? I use either kind of butter, whatever you use is fine. I will try to get the chicken, I put basil, garlic etc.! Thanks dear! any questions let me know.

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      October 9, 2015
  5. I love easy and simple! Lol.

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    October 9, 2015
  6. How funny. This reminds me of a similar story. I was probably 17 or 18, and had never done any cooking. Was put in charge of two boys during the day, while their parents were in Europe and their elder siblings were working. I decided to make a pizza – from scratch. Rolled out the dough on the pull out cutting board, decorated it artfully with meats and a lovely, white cheese which I’d found in the jammed to the gills, gourmet refrigerator. When the pizza was ready for the oven, I began to attempt to lift it from the cutting board. Of course, it was stuck fast – as I had not known to dust the board with flour. Yes; that. So, again, feeling most resourceful and imaginative, I scraped half of it over onto itself to form a huge calzone – and, slid the whole football into the oven.

    When the boys got home, we all sat down to eat. Two bites in, their grimaces told the tale. I’d used that lovely cheese, alright – Havarti, imported from God knows where, probably Norway?! The whole thing tasted like sour milk and, because it had been calzoned, the cheese had infused the entire concoction and couldn’t be peeled away. The whole creation had to fall wholly into the garbage!

    Alfredo, and that whole stick of butter. So glad you have several family members to share in it …..I’d eat the whole recipe, and my arteries would seize!

    😀 Thanks for all the wonderful stories, Lynz!

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    October 9, 2015
  7. Great recipe & your story that goes with it 😊

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    October 9, 2015
  8. Alice #

    Yum!!!!

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    October 9, 2015
  9. Gosh what a quick and simple way to make pasta with a cheese sauce! You could add some crispy bacon lardons and make a quick and easy carbonarra I am definitely going to do this x

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    October 9, 2015
    • how are you? I have been wondering all day??? I hope you are better!

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      October 9, 2015
      • Thank you Lynz, I am much better – I managed a little cheese on toast for lunch and have just eaten some fish and all is well.
        I have caught up with my reading and put up a little post on the health system in France V UK lol
        I really love this recipe Lynz, I am all for simplicity x

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        October 9, 2015
  10. This is such a simple recipe!!! I absolutely love pasta dishes and especially if they’re easy to cook! Thanks for sharing this! 🙂

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    October 9, 2015
  11. MLou #

    One of my favorite pasta dishes. Hugs

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    October 9, 2015
  12. Looks great, Lynz!

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    October 9, 2015
  13. Fettuccine is one of my top fav’s. This looks terrific.

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    October 9, 2015
  14. You’re killing me!!! Hehe!! I’m trying to be good on my diet! 😉❤️
    So so so so good: )

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    October 9, 2015
  15. what a funny story! I love reading about awesome dinner experiences but you know, once in a while, it’s good to also hear that things don’t always go as planned and that one can always count on grilled cheese (or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in my case).

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    October 9, 2015
  16. Do you use shredded cheese? It looks like it from the ingredients, but I thought from the directions I might be able to use a block without shredding.

    Also, I totally bought all the necessary ingredients for the peanut butter pie. I assume I should direct any complaints about my expanding waist line your way?

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    October 9, 2015
  17. I love Fettuccine Alfredo but I’ve never made it with garlic. I’m ‘pinning’ this baby, for sure! YUMMY!!

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    October 9, 2015
  18. Lovely, Lynn! Really want to make your recipes … they all look wonderful!!

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    October 9, 2015
  19. kushigalu #

    I love fettuccine alfredo and this looks super delicious. YUM!

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    October 9, 2015
  20. Once in awhile I will indulge in a recipe like this – I always like to add a little shrimp. Always good when you want to splurge!

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    October 9, 2015
  21. izza ifzaal #

    I would love to try it.. great rexioe

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    October 9, 2015
  22. izza ifzaal #

    Recipe *

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    October 9, 2015
  23. Good stuff Lynn!! We love fettuccine alfredo here too!! YUM 🙂
    By the way, I’ll be going on vacation for ten days so I’ll be MIA…I’ll catch up with ya when I return! XOXOX 🙂

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    October 9, 2015
  24. I love pasta dishes. I posted a very simple recipe on my blog a month ago. This one sounds yummy..will try it… 🙂

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    October 9, 2015
  25. Amazing Lynz…love the ingredients you have used ☺☺☺

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    October 9, 2015
  26. Simple, rich and delicious! 😀

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    October 9, 2015
  27. omtatjuan3 #

    Ok, now I’m hungry…

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    October 9, 2015
  28. One of my favorite pastas. Looks delicious

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    October 9, 2015
  29. How interesting..so is the sweetened cream just sweetened with cane sugar? Nonetheless your recipe looks awesome!

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    October 9, 2015
  30. One of our biggest sellers, only difference was we added nutmeg, just a sprinkle….and in some instance an egg yolk is added at the very end to make it more creamy…but personally I never use the egg yolk…not an egg fan….kat

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    October 9, 2015
  31. Everyone, back off Lynn. She is MINE!!!! 💗💖❤️🍷💔😘🎂🍗🍤💋🍹🍔🍫⚡️🎣🍴

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    October 10, 2015
  32. Sweetened parmesan and garlic …. hmmm – however hard I try I can’t quite imagine it. Except that it would be truly disgusting! Very funny anecdote and thank the Lord for grilled cheese sandwiches 🙂

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    October 10, 2015
  33. Bonjour du jour
    Quelque soit ta ville
    Je sais que tu me souris
    La distance n’existe plus
    Le temps est superflu
    Un échange avec toi , c’est un cadeau
    Et même si cela semble fou
    Je te souhaite une belle journée
    Une belle fin de semaine
    Que ta demeure soit de rires et de joie
    Remplit de lumière

    Gros bisous
    BERNARD

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    October 10, 2015
  34. Fettuccine Alfredo would not work with sweetened cream!

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    October 10, 2015
  35. This looks delicious Lynz 😀

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    October 10, 2015
  36. I’ve always wanted to try out this pasta at home. I love pasta, it’s my favorite food !! ^_^

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    October 10, 2015
  37. I would have never thought to look either. I bet it did taste funny! Looks yummy 🙂

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    October 10, 2015
  38. Cute story! And we make our Alfredo just the sameW (with the exception of the parsley flakes, which probably add pretty specks of green color!)

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    October 10, 2015
  39. Wow! Here I am, I never heard of using cream. I thought just regular milk. I guess that might be why I never made cream sauces well. Great picture!

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    October 10, 2015
  40. YUM!! One of my favorites!!

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    October 11, 2015
  41. yummy recipe….:-)

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    October 11, 2015
  42. Such an easy recipe…can’t wait to try it!

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    October 11, 2015
  43. I can’t help imagining your children’s faces after reading this, Lynn! What an amusing story for you all to share now. The recipe looks soomply delicious.

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    October 11, 2015
  44. lifestyleunplugged #

    This looks yummy, I will try making it 🙂 x

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    October 12, 2015
  45. I made this for supper tonight – it was excellent! Thank you for the recipe. It was about as easy as anything I ever make, which is a great thing when it tastes so good.

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    October 20, 2015

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