Rich and creamy fettuccine alfredo is not for the faint of heart. When preparing this delicious pasta recipe your heart does need to be considered. The calories and fat content are high but if they weren’t it wouldn’t taste so darn good. I recommend this dish once a year when your in the mood to indulge yourself in something you know you shouldn’t be eating.
As few people may know, fettuccine alfredo was created in Rome by Alfredo di Lelio at his restaurant “Alfredo alla Scrofa” in 1920. This dish became extremely popular and eventually made it back to the U.S.. There are many variations of this dish. Some people may use Romano or Asiago cheese though I prefer the traditional Parmigiano-Reggiano. As a matter of fact I wouldn’t make it any other way. The quality of this particular cheese is what brings out the delicious flavor of this dish.
If the fettuccine is not enough you can always add spinach, broccoli, shrimp or chicken to truly make this a hearty family meal.