Roman Fettucine Alfredo with Broccoli

Are you in the mood for a fast dish that can have everything you need all together? Starch, vegetable, protein…and it is one tasty package? It maybe isn’t the healthiest, but you could always scale back the butter and cheese a bit if you wanted. Or add extra pasta/broccoli to soak it up. We were all fans of this creamy dish which is very easy to make.

Obviously you don’t need to add sausage…but some of us here require a bit of meat with our meals.

Directions for Roman Fettucine Alfredo with Broccoli

Adapted from Serious Eats

  • 4 Tablespoons butter, diced
  • 4 ounces finely grated Parmesan cheese and shredded blend of cheese (I used a mix of cheddar and an Italian cheese blend)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces fettucine pasta (or similar shape)
  • 2 cups cooked broccoli (steamed or boiled)

Cook your pasta according to the directions on the package, then drain the pasta reserving 3/4 cup pasta water. Meanwhile, in a large heatproof bowl, place the cheese and butter.

Add the cooked pasta to the bowl, then add 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Use tongs to toss and stir until the butter is melted and a sauce forms.

If necessary, add more pasta water if it looks dry. Season with salt and pepper to taste, stirring in the broccoli at this time.

You can grate more Parmesan on top, if desired.

Or top with sausage.

Directions for Roman Fettucine Alfredo with Broccoli (without pictures)

Adapted from Serious Eats

  • 4 Tablespoons butter, diced
  • 4 ounces finely grated Parmesan cheese and shredded blend of cheese (I used a mix of cheddar and an Italian cheese blend)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces fettucine pasta (or similar shape)
  • 2 cups cooked broccoli (steamed or boiled)

Cook your pasta according to the directions on the package, then drain the pasta reserving 3/4 cup pasta water. Meanwhile, in a large heatproof bowl, place the cheese and butter. Add the cooked pasta to the bowl, then add 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Use tongs to toss and stir until the butter is melted and a sauce forms. If necessary, add more pasta water if it looks dry. Season with salt and pepper to taste, stirring in the broccoli at this time. You can grate more Parmesan on top, if desired.

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