- 2 cups cream (heavy or 35% cream)
- A ? cup cold butter
- A ? cup grated parmesan cheese
- Pepper (white pepper would be best)
- Pasta (the choice of pasta is yours)
- Chopped, fresh parsley (for garnish)
- Extra parmesan cheese
- Nutmeg (grated)
- Use a large saucepan and heat it until it is very hot over high heat.
- Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the saucepan.
- In order to prevent the cream from scorching and burning in the bottom of the saucepan, let the water evaporate until there are just a few drops of water left in the bottom of the saucepan.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat.
- Return the saucepan to the heat after you have put the cream in the pan.
- Let the cream come to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium or medium high and let the cream continue to boil until it boils down to half of its original measurement.
- Cook the pasta you have chosen to use in the meantime, based on directions on the packaging.
- After the cream is cooked down to the half of its original contents, remove it from the heat and add the butter 1 tablespoon at a time and whisk it in. While doing this, the cream should thicken and turn glossy.
- Add the cheese and hot pasta to the mix and then season with salt, pepper, nutmeg and then garnish it with the freshly chopped parsley.
- Serve immediately and sprinkle the extra parmesan cheese on top for an extra cheesy taste.
- It is important that you do not let the mixture boil or that you do not overheat the butter. The butter should not be allowed to turn brown while it is being cooked; this will ruin the flavor of the sauce.
- If you are health conscious it is important that you realize that this sauce is very high in calories. You can substitute yogurt for the cream and olive oil for the butter but this will make the sauce less tasty.
- Try different pastas with this recipe and see which one you enjoy most. Fettuccini, penne and tortellini are good choices.
- You can also add some steamed broccoli to the dish to make an easy dinner.
- The alfredo sauce recipe is a versatile one, depending on what you like or who you are serving little additions can be made to the sauce to give it an extra kick in its taste. One such way is to add shrimp to your Alfredo sauce; add some cooked, peeled shrimp to your sauce to give it a wonderful taste. If you like crab, you can also add some crab meat to the sauce. Other meat kinds such as bacon and cubed chicken can be added to the Alfredo sauce. You can also use fruits such tomato, artichokes or mushrooms. Spinach is also another option for an addition to the Alfredo sauce.