Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fettuccine Alfredo With Asparagus

Fettuccine Alfredo is  a dish enjoyed by everyone at my house.  I like it because it is quick and easy.  The family enjoys the flavor.  Pasta noodles coated in a rich cheesy sauce. I decided to change the recipe a bit and add some fresh asparagus.  I was at the store and found some fresh asparagus which were nice and fresh.

As I stated earlier, this dish is quick and easy.  I started by cooking the pasta according to the package directions.  During the last 4 minutes of cooking, I added my asparagus to the pasta pot.  As my pasta  was cooking, I made the sauce.  A stick of butter with some heavy cream was heated in a saucepan over low heat.  I seasoned the mixture with some salt, white pepper, and a little nutmeg.

Once the pasta and asparagus were cooked, I drained them and tossed them in a large bowl with the sauce and part of the cheese.  Once it was tossed, I added the remaining cheese and tossed again.

The result was a satisfying meal that everyone loved.

Fettuccine Alfredo With Asparagus

3/4 pound fettuccine noodles
1 pound fresh asparagus, cleaned, trimmed, and cut into1-inch pieces
1 stick butter
1 cup heavy cream
Salt to taste
White pepper to taste
Pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese - divided

1. Cook pasta according to package directions.  During the last 4-5 minutes of cooking add the asparagus.
2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat.  Add the cream and warm through.    Season with salt, white pepper, and nutmeg.
3. Place 1 cup  of the Parmesan cheese in a large bowl.  Pour the warm cream mixture on top.
4. Drain the pasta and asparagus and pour over the top of the cheese and cream.  Toss to coat the pasta well.
5. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and toss to combine.  Serve.

Makes 6 servings


  1. Great recipe. I love asparagus and new ways to serve it.

  2. You got me! I love pasta and asparagus... this is the meal to die for!

  3. Geraldine,
    My family loves eating pasta for dinner and I love feeding them from the farm share. Maybe not always asparagus since we share a bathroom, but let's not continue in that direction!
    The flavor of this dish must be wonderful--thanks!

  4. This looks yummy! I asparagus and pasta together. And my husband loves alfredo sauce... can't wait to try it out!

  5. What a GREAT idea to add fresh asparagus, Geraldine! I haven't seen any good ones in the grocery yet but, I'm waiting patiently:)

    Thanks for sharing...

  6. I love the add of green asparagus! This looks very delicious.