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    Easy Basil Fettuccine Alfredo

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    20 mins

    5 mins

    15 mins

    ColoRobO's Note:

    A quick and simple recipe for a classic alfredo sauce with a twist. This uses the traditional butter and parmesan recipe without added cream. The use of pasta water creates the smooth sauce texture. Excellent alongside grilled marinated chicken or shrimp.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      1. Using a food processor, finely chop the 1/2 cup of basil leaves until the consistency of pesto.
    2. 2
      2. Cook pasta until al dente in salted water according to package directions.
    3. 3
      3. While pasta is cooking, melt butter on medium-low heat in a large saucepan - do not allow to boil or the butter will separate.
    4. 4
      4. When butter is melted, measure out 1/2 cup of water from the cooking pasta and add to the butter.
    5. 5
      5. Gently stir in the grated parmesan until thoroughly melted.
    6. 6
      6 Stir the basil from the food processor into the sauce.
    7. 7
      7. Add additional pasta water as needed to obtain a smooth consistency.
    8. 8
      8. Drain the pasta and immediately add to the sauce pan, gently tossing the pasta until coated.
    9. 9
      9. Transfer pasta and sauce to a warm serving platter.
    10. 10
      10. Top with the chopped basil leaves and serve immediately.

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    Nutritional Facts for Easy Basil Fettuccine Alfredo

    Serving Size: 1 (189 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1170.3
     
    Calories from Fat 653
    55%
    Total Fat 72.6 g
    111%
    Saturated Fat 43.5 g
    217%
    Cholesterol 283.8 mg
    94%
    Sodium 1178.1 mg
    49%
    Total Carbohydrate 84.5 g
    28%
    Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
    15%
    Sugars 2.8 g
    11%
    Protein 45.7 g
    91%

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