Sunday, November 9, 2008

Homemade Chicken Fettucine Alfredo Recipe

Did you know that Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo is a very frugal meal? It is a favorite in our house for lunch or dinner.

I often substitute whatever pasta I happen to have in the house. Angel hair pasta is my personal favorite.

For lunch, I usually omit the meat and just have pasta alfredo.

The two things that make it economical are:

  1. Using chicken breasts in a frugal way as I posted before.
  2. Making your own alfredo, or white, sauce. It's easy and only takes a few minutes.
Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe

2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons flour OR 1 Tablespoon corn starch
1 cup milk
1/4 - 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
salt & pepper to taste

Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.

Add flour and stir to make a roux. (I use a gravy wisk.)

Add milk and stir constantly until thickened.

Add cheese and stir until melted and incorporated.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Notes: If I don't have parmesan cheese, I add grated cheddar cheese instead.

If you use flour, the alfredo will have a grainy texture which might bother you if you are used to the smooth texture of bottled sauce. You can substitute corn starch, if you prefer. I mix it into the milk instead of adding it to the butter.

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The Four Week Vegan said...

Oh that looks yummy. I love alfredo and my youngest dislikes red meat, so this may just be a winner. Glad to hear you had so many hits here recently. Your blog is a gem :)