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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Creamy Fettuccine with Two Cheeses

Take an everyday staple and make it uncommonly good. Just skip the jar of red sauce in favor of our robust mix-ins and add-ons.

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 25 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • Coarse salt
  • 12 ounces fettuccine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente. Reserve 1 cup pasta water; drain pasta, and set aside (reserve pot).

  2. Step 2

    In pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add half-and-half and cheeses; stir to combine, and bring just to a simmer. Add pasta, and toss to combine. If needed, gradually add enough reserved pasta water to thin sauce (sauce will thicken as it stands). Serve sprinkled with parsley.

Source
Everyday Food, November 2008

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Reviews (10)

  • 10 Aug, 2010

    This is too bland, like so many of these Everyday Food recipes that seem to eliminate cooking time by eliminating all seasoning. I added some nutmeg and salt, but we still wound up also adding jarred tomato sauce to rescue it. Also, it didn't come out "creamy," but instead more like gloopy melted cheese with a lot of liquid at the bottom of the pot. Admittedly I used fat free milk instead of half

  • 24 Apr, 2009

    Garlic and fresh parsley would really make this tastier.

  • 9 Apr, 2009

    hmm

  • 23 Mar, 2009

    This is so good, elegant is the first word comes to mind. I like to make this as a side dish for grilled fish or shrimp.

  • 20 Mar, 2009

    It does show the number of servings...says it serves 4.

    As for the nutritional information, each of the products you use has a label on it. You can calculate the number of calories, carbs, fat content etc. by adding everything up as you add it. People constantly change recipes to suit their own tastes so it is much easier to calculate what YOU put in it compared to what someone else has done. My son has had Type 1 diabetes for 14 years now and it becomes second nature to add the stuff up.

  • 20 Mar, 2009

    For sure salt the water you cook the pasta in and use real cheese, maybe even buy the wedge and grate it yourself, makes for a very flavorful dish. Love it.

  • 20 Mar, 2009

    This dish is supposed to be delicate. Adding a pinch of fresh nutmeg to this really enhances the butter and cream flavors of this dish. Also, if you feel this is bland, adding some salt!

  • 20 Mar, 2009

    I have found that Martha's entree recipes tend to be on the bland side, maybe to appeal to a broader range of palates. I agree about garlic and also would add some fresh ground pepper.

  • 20 Mar, 2009

    Garlic!!

  • 20 Mar, 2009

    Please show number of servings, calorie count, etc.