Fettuccine Alfredo w/Asparagus

Fettuccine Alfredo w/Asparagus
Fettuccine Alfredo w/Asparagus

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    lb. Asparagus

  • 3/4

    lbs. Fettuccini

  • 4

    Tbsp. Butter (cut in pieces)

  • 1

    c. heavy Cream

  • 1

    pinch Nutmeg (grated)

  • 3/4

    tsp. Salt

  • 1/8

    tsp. black Pepper (fresh, ground)

  • 1/2

    c. Parmesan Cheese (grated, plus more for

  • serving)

Directions

Snap the tough ends off the asparagus and discard them. Cut the asparagus spear into 1" pieces. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the fettuccine until almost done, about 8 minutes. Add the asparagus; cook until it and the pasta are just done, about 4 minutes longer. Drain the pasta and asparagus. Toss with the butter, cream, nutmeg, salt, pepper and Parmesan. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese. VARIATIONS: Fettuccine Alfredo - eliminate the asparagus Fettuccine Alfredo w/Ham & Peas - eliminate the asparagus. Add 1 c. frozen peas to the pasta during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Toss 1/4 lb. deli ham, cut into matchstick strips, with the remaining ingredients. Fettuccine Alfredo w/fresh Mixed Herbs - eliminate the asparagus. Toss in 3 Tbsp. of chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, parsley and/or chives, at the end.

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