Is there really anything better than a gigantic bowl of creamy, cheesy pasta? On a cold day, one of our family’s favorite comfort food is pasta. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a ton of other comfort foods we love, like chili and tuna casserole. However, a big bowl of pasta always hits the spot, and the one that gives us the most comforting feelings of all comforting feelings: Fettuccine Alfredo. Instead of ordering it in, or making one of those pre-packaged pouches filled with terrible ingredients today’s the day to try making one of the many Fettuccine Alfredo Recipes available online (and right here on this list).
Pick one of these Fettuccine Alfredo Recipes to Make Tonight
No one needs an excuse to enjoy a huge bowl of creamy, cheesy pasta. Today might be National Fettuccine Alfredo Day, and the perfect day to devour a huge bowl of this popular pasta dish, but it’s not the only day to prepare one of your favorite Fettuccine Alfredo recipes! Head into the kitchen with your loved ones and keep it simple with boxed fettuccine pasta. However, if you’re feeling brave and want to challenge your cooking skills, start with making your own pasta! You can also swap out the fettuccine (not today, of course, because it is this particular pasta’s big day and all) for other macaroni shapes like spaghetti, penne, or even rotini!
Traditional without Heavy Cream
True Alfredo isn’t made with heavy cream. It’s really just butter and cheese, with a bit of starchy pasta water. However, when you boil it down to these basics you need to use high quality ingredients! You don’t just use cheese, you use the good Parmigiano cheese imported from Italy, along with European style salted butter. Both can be found online or in many specialty stores that sell Italian foods.
Made with Heavy Cream
If you’re not into the authentic style, not a problem! These Alfredo recipes call for heavy cream, and some even include whole milk! All are still super easy to create in your home kitchen, especially with a little help from your friends, or family members!
- Delish’s Best Homemade recipe
- Taste’s Better from Scratch’s recipe
- Elaine’s Fettuccine Alfredo recipe
If you want to add a bit of lean protein to this heavy dish, there’s always these recipes below. You can often swap out the chicken with shrimp, too. We love a bit of shrimp with our fettuccine, even though many people aren’t big on fish and cheese. It works with Alfredo sauce. Why? I don’t know. It just does.
- The Food Charlatan’s Chicken Fettuccine recipe
- Laura in the Kitchen’s Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo recipe
It’s time to start cooking! Make sure to bookmark each of these fettuccine alfredo recipes so you can circle back and try each one of them, because let’s face it, you can enjoy fettuccine Alfredo at least once a week! I’d say every day, but that much cheese and pasta might not be the best for your overall health. But once in a while, this pasta dish just hits the spot!