Easy Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

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A couple of weeks ago, I posted a quick-and-easy recipe idea, which gave Tela the idea that we should make recipes a regular feature at WMAG. And so, Tasty Tuesdays was born.

Each Tuesday, I’ll post a recipe that one of us has discovered is easy to whip up in a pinch. We’ll also recommend pre-packaged foods and other convenience items that are particularly working mom-friendly. You can contribute, too! If you’ve got a yummy and easy recipe or a convenience food you swear by, email it to me (I’ll post the addy next week – I’m going to set up a new one for WMAG stuff). Just remember to give credit where it’s due if you got the recipe from a cookbook or online source.

And now, for the first Tasty Tuesday recipe: This one is so easy and yummy, you’ll quit ordering it at restaurants because you know you can make it better at home. It’s… (drumroll please)…

Fettuccine Alfredo

I got this from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, but I’ve modified it to make more of that yummy alfredo sauce. (And yes, I do know it’s a huge artery clogger. But, as Susan reminded me, this is Working Moms Against Guilt. Anyway, I always steam up broccoli to serve on the side, so there. Antioxidants!)

Anyway – here’s the quick-and-easy breakdown:
  1. Get one cup of half and half, light cream, or whipping cream.
  2. Get one cup of grated parmesan cheese.
  3. Get three tablespoons of margarine or butter.
  4. Boil up a bunch of fettuccine.
  5. When the pasta is done, drain it, then put it into a bowl. Put the butter into the hot pasta. Pour in the cream and cheese. Mix it around until it turns into a cream sauce.
  6. Add a crushed clove of garlic if you want.
That’s it! If you’ve got leftover chicken, you can add that. Put on some fresh cracked pepper just before serving, and voila! Better than most restaurants. Plus, every toddler I’ve met loves this dish. It’s got cheese! It’s got noodles! It’s got butter! What’s not to love?
Here's a working mom-approved recipe for Fettuccine Alfredo that's easy to make and guaranteed to please everyone at your table.

Now, we at WMAG understand that some nights you don’t have time or energy even for a dish as simple as this one. For a more convenient food option, I’ll hand you off to Susan. She recommends…

Kashi All Natural Entrees
I am quite the lazy chef (if you can even call it that), so pretty much anything that’s prepared, packaged, and ready for me to heat and eat, I’m game. But why do some many of these meals and foods have to be so nasty? When I discover one that’s actually tasty, you better believe I become fanatical about it.

And so it is with Kashi All Natural Entrees. These frozen “TV dinners” are so good—and good for you at the same time–that you may not believe your tastebuds. I’m talking fresh(like), colorful veggies; whole grains; seasonings, herbs, and spices; and actual flavor! If you care about the healthy part, Kashi entrees are low in calorie (around 300-ish), high in fiber and protein, and not terribly high in sodium (for a packaged meal).

Your delicious options include:

  • Pesto Pasta Primavera
  • Lemongrass Coconut Chicken
  • Chicken Florentine
  • Black Bean Mango
  • Sweet & Sour Chicken
  • Southwest Style Chicken
  • Chicken Pasta Pomodoro
  • Lime Cilantro Shrimp
  • Lemon Rosemary Chicken

My only complaint is that they don’t make more varieties!

1 thought on “Easy Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

  1. just4ofus says:

    I was so afraid to try the Kashi frozen meals for taste and b/c the Kashi cereal can not treat your stomach right some times.

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