Fettuccine Alfredo

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Fettuccine Alfredo is an Italian pasta dish made from fettuccine tossed with a creamy cheese sauce of butter, parmesan and cream.
  • PREP TIME: 30 minutes
  • COOK TIME: 45 minutes
  • SERVINGS: 4 persons
Fettuccine Alfredo


  • 1 packet fettuccine, boiled
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2oz butter
  • 4oz button mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 12oz cream
  • 3oz parmesan cheese grated
  • salt & freshly crushed black pepper
  • basil or parsley, finely chopped


  • 1. Boil fettuccine as per packet instructions.
  • 2. Heat 3 tablespoon olive oil in a heavy based frying pan.
  • 3. Add chicken strips and season with salt & freshly crushed black pepper.
  • 4. Sauté gently over a medium heat turning frequently until the chicken is cooked through. Set aside.
  • 5. In the meanwhile make the creamy Alfredo sauce.
  • 6. Heat 2 tablespoon olive oil and butter in a saucepan.
  • 7. Once the butter has melted, add the garlic and fry for about a minute until just softened.
  • 8. Now add the mushrooms, chicken stock cube dissolved in 1 cup water.
  • 9. Bring to a boil. Simmer gently over a medium heat until the liquid is reduced.
  • 10. In a separate saucepan, add the cream and parmesan cheese and place over a gentle heat.
  • 11. Stir frequently. Allow it to heat through, but do not boil.
  • 12. Finally combine the chicken with the cream sauce, mushrooms and just enough of the reduced stock. Season to taste with salt & freshly crushed black pepper.
  • 13. Serve with freshly cooked fettuccine and sprinkled with the chopped parsley or basil.


Photo credits: cookingclassy.com
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