A plate serving fettucine alfredo

Fettucine alfredo

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 2 - 3

Hankering for a comforting bowl of pasta in creamy sauce? This sumptuous Italian dish is for you. It takes just 25 minutes so it's an easy midweek meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving (3)

  • kcal898
  • fat67g
  • saturates41g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein23g
  • salt0.8g
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Ingredients

  • 227g tub clotted cream
  • 25g butter (about 2 tbsp)
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 100g parmesan, grated
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

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    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • freshly grated nutmeg
    Nutmeg

    Nutmeg

    nut-meg

    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury

  • 250g fresh fettuccine or tagliatelle
  • snipped chives or chopped parsley, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. In a medium saucepan, stir the clotted cream, butter and cornflour over a low-ish heat and bring to a low simmer. Turn off the heat and keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, put the cheese and nutmeg in a small bowl and add a good grinding of black pepper, then stir everything together (don’t add any salt at this stage).

  3. Put the pasta in another pan with 2 tsp salt, pour over some boiling water and cook following pack instructions (usually 3-4 mins). When cooked, scoop some of the cooking water into a heatproof jug or mug and drain the pasta, but not too thoroughly.

  4. Add the pasta to the pan with the clotted cream mixture, then sprinkle over the cheese and gently fold everything together over a low heat using a rubber spatula. When combined, splash in 3 tbsp of the cooking water. At first, the pasta will look wet and sloppy: keep stirring until the water is absorbed and the sauce is glossy. Check the seasoning before transferring to heated bowls. Sprinkle over some chives or parsley, then serve immediately.

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MSiddons
14th Nov, 2017
5.05
Amazing recipe, I've never managed to cook a sauce so rich and shiny before. The second time I tried it I think I left it on the heat too long at the end and ended up simmering away too much of the cream. It was still good but was much thicker and cheesier than I would have liked, so just beware of that.