Is there anything more comforting than a big plate of pasta? Oh, man. I have not met a plate of pasta that I didn’t love, but I must admit that I am a bit partial to fettuccine Alfredo. It’s just the bee’s knees. When I first learned how easy Alfredo sauce is to make a few years ago, I was absolutely amazed!
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If you’ve never made your own homemade Alfredo sauce before, then you are in for a treat. This whole meal can easily be put together in around thirty minutes or less, and whoever you make it for will be impressed.
And if they are not, promptly take their plate away and call me up so I can come over. Delicious pasta should not be wasted on Alfredo haters.
Creamy Pea & Fresh Herb Fettuccine, serves four (you can easily cut this recipe in half if needed).
16 ounces fettuccine noodles
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup Greek yogurt (or sour cream; I just usually have Greek yogurt on hand)
2 egg yolks
3 tablespoons butter
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 tablespoons chopped basil
2 tablespoons chopped mint
1 cup peas (I like to use frozen, thawed peas, as they are already cooked)
Begin by boiling enough water for your pasta. While that boils, you can mince the garlic and chop the herbs. When the water is ready, cook the pasta according to the directions for al dente.
In a bowl or glass measuring cup, combine the cream, yogurt, and egg yolks. Stir to combine well.
In a large saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat. Toss in the garlic once the butter has melted. Let that cook for about 30 seconds, then pour in the cream mixture. Add a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper and give that a stir (I like to use a whisk here).
Once it begins to bubble, turn the heat down a little and toss in the cheese. Keep stirring as the cheese melts into the sauce.
By now your pasta is probably ready. Drain and toss the pasta in with the sauce.
Add in the peas and chopped herbs, and continue to cook just until everything is hot. I like to use kitchen tongs here, as it makes the tossing much easier.
Taste and add a little more pepper if you think it needs it. Serve hot and enjoy! xo. Emma
This was a big hit at home, as your recipes always are, Emma!
This fettuccine looks so incredibly delicious and of course creamy! What a great weeknight meal.. thanks for sharing the recipe!
this looks oh so amazing! i wish i would have seen it before sunday…now i have to wait a week to make it…sad face =)
This looks like my ideal !!! Can’t wait to try this!
This was absolutely amazing! And very quick! Sauce was ready by the time I drained the pasta. 🙂
Keep these simple and delicious recipes coming! I’m always a bit afraid of cooking, but I’ve tried a couple of your recipes out and am always happy with how simple many of them are. Thank you!
P.S love the new site 🙂 it’s so crisp and easy to navigate
I have those hedgehog measuring cups! (I don’t actually use mine though, they’re purely decoration).
Beautiful meal. Blessings, Catherine
I love your food photography so much – this looks awesome!
this looks heavenly!
looks so good & sounds delicious 🙂
Ohhhhh!! There really is nothing I love more than a big bowl of pasta… The ULTIMATE comfort food… 🙂
Brooke. Eclectic Clash
I love simple, fresh seasonal recipes. A little bit of pantry, a little bit of fresh produce, and some fresh herbs from the garden/windowsill… the perfection is in the simplicity.
Yum! Sometimes I like pasta with pepper, herbs and a poached egg. Delish!
mmmmmm YEP – I am a huge alfredo fan but do it slightly different. I’m going to try it your way! Bec x
For a less caloric option would you recommend making a roux and then adding low or nonfat milk instead of cream? I know if I’m making pasta I shouldn’t care about the fat content, but I like to trim it down where I can. I love the idea of mixing the egg yolks in with the dairy, also the addition of mint sounds awesome. Thanks!
This looks so very yummy and, more importantly, easy to make. I’ll give it a go.
Yum! This looks so good. I’m a huge fan of putting peas in pasta but I’ve never tried to make an Alfredo sauce. I’ll have to try it sometime soon.
This looks delicious and is making me hungry even though I just ate lunch. I love the addition of mint! I’ve never made homemade fettuccine, I can’t wait to try this recipe!
PS: I love the new blog design! It’s so much easier to navigate and is soooo pretty!