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the ORIGINAL 3-ingredient FETTUCCINE ALFREDO recipe WITHOUT CREAM

Made famous by the restaurant, Alfredo della Scrofa in Rome, this is one of the easiest pasta recipes ever. It is also one of the fastest pastas to make. And the result is insanely delicious.



INGREDIENTS: SERVES 2 (Double Ingredients for 1 lb of pasta)

  • 1/2 lb. dried fettuccine

  • 1/2 Stick Butter (4 Tablespoons

  • 1 Cup Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese

 

Instructions

  1. Bring a small pot of salted water to just under the boil. Add fettuccine and cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente. Taste it to determine when it’s perfectly al dente.

  2. Get a pan on the stove next to the pot of water to finish the pasta in. You don’t want this pan hot but you do want it warm. You can let the pan sit on some heat for 30 seconds to 1 minute to warm it up a bit but that's it. Don’t get it hot. Then add the cubed butter to the pan and let that sit there until the pasta is al dente.

  3. Once the pasta is al dente, transfer it directly to the pan with butter. Let that pasta water get in the pan too. Toss it up quickly then begin to sprinkle in the parmesan cheese. Shake, stir and toss the pan to help the sauce form together. Then begin to add a spoonful or two of pasta water until the sauce really becomes very creamy. As soon as the sauce coats the pasta and is creamy and perfect, serve immediately with additional parm and if you want, some fresh cracked black pepper. This pasta needs to be eaten immediately so make sure everyone is ready to eat when this pasta is ready to serve. Serve on a warm plate works too.

 

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Im wondering how this would taste using fresh grated pecorino romano Loccatelli cheese..

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Jan 21
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It’s even better.

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Zixx
Zixx
Jan 14, 2022

Use salted or unsalted butter?

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Ines Di Lelio
Ines Di Lelio
Sep 09, 2019

HISTORY OF ALFREDO DI LELIO CREATOR IN 1908 OF “FETTUCCINE ALL’ALFREDO” (“FETTUCCINE ALFREDO”), NOW SERVED BY HIS NEPHEW INES DI LELIO, AT THE RESTAURANT “IL VERO ALFREDO” – “ALFREDO DI ROMA” IN ROME, PIAZZA AUGUSTO IMPERATORE 30

With reference to your article I have the pleasure to tell you the history of my grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, who is the creator of “Fettuccine all’Alfredo” (“Fettuccine Alfredo”) in 1908 in the “trattoria” run by his mother Angelina in Rome, Piazza Rosa (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi). This “trattoria” of Piazza Rosa has become the “birthplace of fettuccine all’Alfredo”.

More specifically, as is well known to many people who love the “fettuccine all’Alfredo", this…

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