It seems that the number of websites where you can find recipes that duplicate a restaurant dish have grown. I enjoy viewing these websites so that I can recreate a dish that I like when dining out in my own home and save myself some money at the same time. I still dine out at the restaurant from time to time because that is an atmosphere that can’t be duplicated in your home and a welcome opportunity to get out of the house and have someone wait on me for a change.
Here is the version I make which in my opinion is as close to the restaurants as you can get.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 T cream cheese
- 1 pt heavy cream
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- black pepper
- 2/3 C grated Parmesan cheese (fresh is best)
- 1 lb fettuccine noodles, prepared aldente
- Use a medium saucepan, melt the butter.
- Once melted, add in the cream cheese.
- When both are melted, add in the heavy cream and mix.
- Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Simmer for 15-20 minutes over low heat, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese.
- Serve over the hot fettuccine noodles.
Nutritional Facts for Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo:
Serving Size: 1
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories from Fat: 476 or 62%
Total Fat: 52.9 or 81%
Saturated Fat: 31.7g or 158%
Cholesterol: 228.3mg or 76%
Sodium: 366.9mg or 15%
Total Carbohydrate: 57.4g or 19%
Dietary Fiber: 2.5g or 10%
Sugars: 1.8g or 7%
Protein: 17.2g or 34%
This is the information as stated on food.com and you will have to divide these numbers by the amount of servings you divide this recipe into.
- Seafood – when adding seafood to this recipe and when doing so change the 1 tablespoon of cream cheese to 8 ounces and 2 ounces of clam juice.
- Butter – you can change the butter from 1/2 cup to 1 cup, and in addition add 4-6 minced garlic cloves and use fat free half and half in place of the heavy cream and increase the Parmesan cheese to 1-1/2 cups.
- Chicken – this is my favorite way to change up this recipe, you get your protein and starch in once dish. Grill you chicken breast any way you like and then either dice it up or shred it and add it on top of your pasta before you pour your sauce over it.
There you have it, a recipe you can make in you own home that is restaurant quality and some variations to try to change up this pasta recipe. I hope you give this a try and find it as delicious as my family does.
From my kitchen to yours….That’s what’s cooking.