Pasta con Alfredo

Hello, culinary fanatics!  It is Sunday and for once in a very long time I am enjoying it to its fullest rather than doting on the fact that tomorrow is Monday.  If you’ve done your homework and read the previous post, you are most likely anticipating the delicious pasta recipe  (see Simply Caprese).  This pasta dish is one of my favorite pasta dishes.  Unfortunately, it is not a nutrition booster, so I consider it a decadent indulgence.  I usually let a couple of months go by before considering it again. The reason is, once I get something in my head, it’s stuck there until I act on it. 
If today is the day that you are wanting to indulge and enjoy the good life, take a bite out of it and cook something fantastic!  It doesn’t have to be this recipe.  There are plenty of others before this one.  Take some time to really think about what you want to eat, and make it!  What do you have to lose?  Here’s my theory: People spend too much time thinking of what they want to eat and much less time actually being proactive and cooking it. Eventually, they come up with enough reasons not to make the effort to put together a substantial meal and end up making a sandwich or getting take-out.  I have one word for that–Unacceptable. 
Reap the benefits of putting your heart and time into something you want.  You’ll be so proud of yourself in addition to having a satisfied stomach.  You’ll be surprised that something this good can be so fun, easy, and positively delicious!
Serve immediately and pair it with a crisp white wine and a light salad (caprese).
Bon Appetite 

Pasta Alfredo

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 4 tbps butter
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly cracked black pepper, or three cracks
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 package fettuccine, or pasta of choice


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt water heavily
  • Follow specific instructions for pasta. It can vary based on the type of noodle
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat.
  • Add garlic and give it a quick stir before immediately adding the cream and milk.
  • Bring the heat to medium and stir regularly, until you see steam rising from the sauce. This indicates that the sauce is warm enough to melt the cheese.
  • Slowly add cheese while stirring with a whisk or spoon.
  • Add salt and black pepper.
  • Serve with optional fresh parsley garnish

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: