Monday, January 7, 2013

Pioneer Woman Fettuccine Alfredo

I love the Pioneer Woman....I told my husband that I would approve of him moving her into our house. I would share him as long as she would cook for me! (and she could bring Marlboro Man, too. I'm fine with that). Now, back to reality. If I can't have her cook for me, then I will have to be content with cooking her recipes myself.

Yesterday was monthly shopping. It is an all day event because the store I love is and hour away from my house. There is also lunch out at Pickle Barrel. My kids love that place and it is on the way to the store. Can't shop on an empty stomach! We didn't get home until after 5pm and, of course, I didn't premake anything for dinner because we had no food! So, Pioneer Woman's fettuccini alfredo to the rescue! This is, by far, the simplest, tastiest alfredo recipe I have ever made.


  • 1 lb. Fettuccini Noodles
  • 1 Stick Butter (this is Pioneer Woman after all!!)
  • 1 C. Heavy Cream
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 C. freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese (Please don't use that Kraft stuff. It is NOT the same)
Cook pasta according to package instructions. While pasta is cooking, heat butter and cream in a saucepan over medium heat, until butter is melted. Salt and pepper to your liking.
When pasta is done, drain it and set aside for just a second. Take 1/2 the cheese and put it in the pot you cooked the pasta in. Pour the cream and butter mixture over it and stir it to combine. Dump the pasta on top of that and mix it up very well. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the pasta. Serve immediately.

Because I forgot to get any veggies prepped beforehand, I added a bag of frozen peas to the boiling pasta during the last 5 minutes of cooking time. We would have had homemade french bread but hubby ate every.single.piece! Anyway, it really hit the spot. If you really want to add a new dimension to it, add a few drops of hot sauce to it. I don't know why it works but it really makes it taste even better, and I don't even like hot sauce!

I did have a picture of the finished product but apparently Blogger knows how bad a photographer I am and they have caused my picture insert button to not work.


    With reference of your article we have the pleasure to tell you the history of our grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, creator of “fettuccine all’Alfredo” (recipe in the world known).
    Alfredo di Lelio opened the restaurant “Alfredo” in 1914 in a street in central Rome, after leaving his first restaurant run by his mother Angelina in Piazza Rosa (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi). In this local spread the fame, first to Rome and then in the world, of “fettuccine all’Alfredo”.
    In 1943, during the war, Di Lelio sold the restaurant to others outside his family.
    In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio decided to reopen with his son Armando his restaurant in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 "Il Vero Alfredo" (“Alfredo di Roma”), which is now managed by his nephews Alfredo and Ines, with the famous “gold cutlery”” (fork and spoon gold) donated in 1927 by two well-known American actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks (in gratitude for the hospitality).
    See also the site of “Il Vero Alfredo”
    We inform that the restaurant “Il Vero Alfredo” is in the registry of “Historic Shops of Excellence” of the City of Rome Capitale.
    Best regards Alfredo e Ines Di Lelio

    1. Thank you so much for the history behind one of my favorite foods. Someday I hope to go to Italy and experience the amazing food for myself! How cool is it that your grandfather invented something that is known and loved by billions of people! I am curious to know how the American version differs from the Italian way.


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