Picture this: You have had a very very busy day full of errands, meetings, studying, or whatever else that might look at. You are sick of eating takeout and don’t want to spend any money on food when you have some in the kitchen, but also don’t want to spend the time and energy that can come with cooking at home.
Try this pasta on days you can relate to this! It takes minimal meal prep, tastes delicious, and doesn’t end with you cleaning what feels like hundreds of dishes when you’re done.
15-Minute Fettuccini Alfredo
What you need:
- Butter (1 cup)
- Flour (1/2 cup)
- Fettuccini (you can use your favourite pasta)
- Garlic (4 minced cloves)
- Milk (1/2 cup)
- Salt and Pepper (To taste)
- Parm (This is just a bonus, but the whole recipe can be recreated without any cheese)
What you do:
- Boil your pasta until it is al dente. This should take approximately 8-10 minutes depending on what type of pasta you are cooking. Once it is cooked but still has a slight firmness to it, strain and put in a bowl. Save 1 cup of pasta water when you strain out the pasta.
- While your pasta is cooking, put the butter on a pan over medium heat. Once it is melted and slightly bubbling, add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant.
- Add the flour to your pan while you gently stir until your mixture starts to resemble a thick pudding like paste. Be very careful as to not overcook at this point or your flour will burn and turn into a brown paste.
- Add milk to the pan while gently stirring it in. At this point, your mixture will start to resemble a creamy sauce instead of a paste.
- Add a pinch of salt to your sauce. Feel free to taste as you go so you don’t make your sauce too salty or bland.
- Use the left over pasta water to adjust the thickness of your sauce.
- Add and stir pasta into the sauce and serve while hot.
- Remember to sprinkle some pepper and parm (if you have some) to your pasta before you serve.
Bonus: Add some chilli flakes for that extra kick. It’s my favourite topping on this pasta.
….And that’s it! It really is the easiest and tastiest pasta recipe and tastes even better as leftovers. My favourite part about this recipe is how versatile it is. You can make so many versions of the same thing without it ever being boring. You can change the pasta, add herbs to the sauce while the butter and garlic are simmering, add vegetables to make it healthier, add your favourite meat to go along with it, substitute the type of pasta used, add a little tomato paste to make a beautiful rosé sauce, and the list goes on.
I hope you enjoyed this post and I gave you some motivation to eat a home-cooked (albeit slightly unhealthy) meal.
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