Fettuccine in Cayenne Cream Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This delicious side dish for an Italian meal works well for a luncheon main dish, too. We have it with a fresh mozzarella/tomato salad and crusty roll. We have been known to have a glass of wine with it, too! The recipe is in a Great Italian Meals in Minutes cookbook of mine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook fettuccine as directed on package, drain; return to pan; set aside and keep warm.
  2. In small pan over medium heat, bring cream to a boil; immediately lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to very low and gradually add both cheeses, stirring constantly; do not boil.
  4. Stir in salt and cayenne to your taste, starting with the smaller amount of cayenne first. ( We like ours best with the 1 t. of cayenne).
  5. Add sauce, roasted peppers and 2 T. parsley to the fettuccine, toss to coat.
  6. Turn fettuccine into serving bowl and sprinkle with the remaining parsley.


Most Helpful

Oh my goodness! This was delicious! And hot; almost reminded me of cheese straws, which I love! Spicy and creamy, with an underlying tang from the fontina and parmesan. Wonderfully flavorful and quick to throw together, this will most certainly go in my rotation! Thanks for sharing, NoSpringChicken.

alligirl September 16, 2009

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