Alfredo Pasta

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Alfredo pasta recipe with step by step pics. One of the easiest recipe to make is a pasta recipe. Pasta alfredo is a creamy pasta made with mixed veggies. The creaminess comes from the addition of fresh cream.

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Fettuccine alfredo was originally invented by alfredo di lelio in his mother’s restaurant in italy. The original and authentic recipe is made with plenty of butter and parmesan cheese. Thus the pasta is very rich. Moreover, fettuccine pasta gets a creamy and smooth coating of melted butter and cheese on them – source Wikipedia

The authentic alfredo sauce does not use cream but only butter and cheese. Though there are some variations made with eggs and cream. What we get served in the Italian restaurants in India as alfredo pasta is usually made with cream.

In fact, I have been making from 10 years a pasta recipe with mushrooms, veggies and low fat cream. Back then I did know it was a variation of alfredo pasta. I just made it on a whim once and it was so good, that I made it again many times. Since I used to add more cream, I never shared the recipe thinking thats its rich and heavy and may not suit some readers.

Tips for making Alfredo Pasta

  • In this recipe of alfredo pasta also, the cream is added, but the quantity is less and low fat cream is used. Avoid using heavy whipping cream. Instead you can use half and half or light cream.
  • In this recipe I have used a mix of red bell pepper, carrots and potatoes. You can add any veggies of your choice. you can even steam or grill them and then add. I am sharing an easy method where I have cooked the veggies in a pan and then added the cooked pasta to them.
  • For the pasta, you can use a variety of pasta like fettuccine, pappardelle, macaroni, shell macaroni, rigatoni and farfalle.

While serving alfredo sauce pasta, garnish it with some dried or fresh parsley and some grated parmesan cheese.

How to make Alfredo Pasta

A) cooking pasta:

1. Heat 4 cups water in a pan and bring it to a boil.

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2. Add 1 teaspoon salt or add as required.

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3. Add 1 heaped cup of penne pasta.

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4. Give a stir with a fork.

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5. Begin to cook pasta on medium to high flame.

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6. Cook pasta till they are al dente – meaning they should have a slight bite to them.

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7. Drain all the water and keep cooked pasta aside.

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Cooking veggies

1. Heat 1 tablespoon butter and let it melt. You can use salted or unsalted butter. If using salted butter, then keep a check on the amount of the salt you will add later.

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2. Keep flame to low or medium-low and then add ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic.

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3. Sauté for some seconds till the raw aroma of garlic goes away. No need to brown the garlic.

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4. Add ⅓ cup finely chopped carrots and ⅓ cup finely chopped potatoes. Do finely chop veggies so that they cook fast. You can add your choice of finely chopped veggies.

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5. Mix well.

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6. Add ¼ teaspoon salt. add less salt as cheese already has salt. Remaining salt can be added later when cheese is added.

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7. Mix again.

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8. Add ½ to ⅔ cup water or as required.

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9. Stir and mix again.

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10. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer the veggie mixture on medium-low to medium flame till the potatoes are almost cooked. In between do check and if the water dries up, you can always add some more water.

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11. Simmer till the potatoes are almost cooked.

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12. Then add ⅓ cup finely chopped red bell pepper (capsicum). You can even use yellow bell pepper or a mix of all three bell pepper (green, yellow and red).

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13. Stir and mix well.

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14. Begin to sauté bell peppers on a medium-low flame.

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15. Sauté for 5 to 6 minutes. If there is a bit of water or moisture in the veggies, its alright.

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16. Then add the cooked pasta.

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17. Mix well. Keep the flame to a low.

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18. Add ½ cup low fat cream (20% to 25% fat).

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19. Stir and mix.

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20. Switch off the flame and add ¼ cup cheddar cheese and 2 tablespoons vegetarian parmesan cheese.

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21. Mix again well.

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22. Lastly, add 1 teaspoon dry parsley and black pepper as required. Also, add some salt as per taste if required. You can also use fresh chopped parsley.

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23. Mix and serve alfredo sauce pasta. If after adding cream and cheese, if alfredo pasta looks dry then add a few tablespoons of milk or water. Mix again and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes.

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24. Serve alfredo sauce pasta garnished with some dried or fresh parsley and some grated parmesan cheese.


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Few more Pasta recipes on blog which you may like are:

  1. White sauce pasta
  2. Red sauce pasta
  3. Macaroni recipe
  4. Arrabiata pasta
  5. Mac and cheese

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Alfredo Pasta

5 from 5 votes
Pasta alfredo is a creamy pasta made with mixed veggies. The creaminess comes from the addition of fresh cream.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Cuisine Italian, World
Course: Brunch, Main Course, Snacks
Diet: Vegetarian
Difficulty Level: Easy

Servings 3
Units

Ingredients

cooking pasta

  • 1 heaped cup penne pasta
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt or add as required

for making alfredo pasta

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • cup finely chopped carrots or 1 medium carrot
  • cup finely chopped potatoes or 1 medium potato
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ to ⅔ cup water
  • cup finely chopped red bell pepper (capsicum) or 1 small to medium bell pepper
  • ½ cup low fat cream (20% to 25% fat) or half and half or light cream
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons vegetarian parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dry parsley
  • black pepper powder as required
  • salt as per taste

Instructions

cooking pasta

  • Heat 4 cups water in a pan and bring it to a boil.
  • Add 1 teaspoon salt or add as required.
  • Add 1 heaped cup of penne pasta and give a stir with a fork. Begin to cook pasta on medium to high flame.
  • Cook pasta till they are al dente – meaning they should have a slight bite to them. Drain all the water and keep cooked pasta aside.

cooking veggies

  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter and let it melt.
  • Keep flame to low or medium-low and then add ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic.
  • Sauté for some seconds till the raw aroma of garlic goes away. No need to brown the garlic.
  • Add ⅓ cup finely chopped carrots and ⅓ cup finely chopped potatoes. Do finely chop veggies so that they cook fast. You can add your choice of finely chopped veggies. mix well.
  • Add ¼ teaspoon salt. Add less salt as cheese already has salt. Remaining salt can be added later when cheese is added. mix again.
  • Add ½ to ⅔ cup water or as required. stir and mix again.
  • Cover the pan with lid and simmer the veggie mixture on medium-low to medium flame till the potatoes are almost cooked. In between do check and if the water dries up, you can always add some more water.
  • Simmer till the potatoes are almost cooked.
  • Then add ⅓ cup finely chopped red bell pepper (capsicum). You can even use yellow bell pepper or a mix of all three bell pepper (green, yellow and red).
  • Stir and mix well. Begin to sauté bell pepper on a medium-low flame. sauté for 5 to 6 minutes.

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  • Then add the cooked pasta. Mix well. Keep the flame to a low.
  • Add ½ cup low fat cream (20% to 25% fat). stir and mix.
  • Switch off flame and add ¼ cup cheddar cheese and 2 tablespoons vegetarian parmesan cheese. mix again well.
  • Lastly add 1 teaspoon dry parsley and black pepper as required. Also add some salt as per taste if required. You can also use fresh chopped parsley.
  • Mix and serve alfredo pasta. If after adding cream and cheese, if pasta looks dry then add a few tablespoons of milk or water. Mix again and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Serve alfredo pasta garnished with some dried or fresh parsley and some grated parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Nutrition Facts
Alfredo Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 497 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 1512mg66%
Potassium 110mg3%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 3714IU74%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin B12 1µg17%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Vitamin D 1µg7%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 4µg4%
Calcium 147mg15%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 14µg4%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 14mg4%
Phosphorus 105mg11%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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4 Comments

  1. Very easy yet delicious recipe. I always make the white sauce pasta, which takes a considerable amount of time. This is a quick alternative! 🙂 Thank you so much for the recipe. I have been trying a lot of your recipes recently and they are keepers for life! 🙂5 stars

    1. Thanks again Indumathi. Yes this pasta recipe is very easy. I will be adding a few more pasta recipes. So glad to read your feedback on the recipes. Most welcome. Take care and stay safe.

  2. This says it has 7g of carbohydrate per serving! That can’t be right? Maybe 70g??
    I love your recipes by the way!

    1. Looks like the nutritional calculator skipped the pasta while calculating. I will update it again. Thank you.