Monday, April 27, 2015

Fettuccine Alfredo with Sausage and Peppers


I made a new version of my Hot Italian Sausage (post pending) and was looking for something to showcase it in without feeling like I was eating a big plate of meat. I decided to go for an Alfredo sauce.
It has been a while since I have eaten an Alfredo sauce but I used to regularly eat it at one of the food kiosks when I was in University. I would cycle between subs, pasta, and Chinese food.
This sauce hit the spot and didn't end up being too heavy despite being mostly cream and butter.
I garnished it with some cilantro to mix things up a bit and really liked the change from parsley or basil.

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 box fettuccine pasta
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2-3 hot Italian sausage
  • cilantro (optional)
  • Salt & Pepper
Directions:

  1. Boil pasta in large pot.
  2. Sauté the bell peppers and sausage in a little olive oil on medium-high heat. Add salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. In the same pan, add the butter and allow it to melt.
  4. Add equal parts flour. 
  5. Turn up the heat and stir constantly.
  6. Add the garlic
  7. Slowly pour in the heavy whipping cream. Keep stirring.
  8. Turn the heat down and add the Parmesan cheese. 
  9. Thin out the sauce with some of the water from the boiling pasta (if desired).
  10. Season with salt and pepper.
  11. Drain the pasta.
  12. Pour sauce over the pasta, and add the sausages and bell peppers. 


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