Creamy Pesto Fettucine Alfredo

Ready in 30 minutes

Meet pesto's sinful side. Pesto and alfredo sauce combine for a dangerously delicious pasta dish that is as easy to make as it is indulgent to eat.

Top-ranked recipe named "Creamy Pesto Fettucine Alfredo"

4 avg, 4 review(s) 75% would make again


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1 pound pasta; any kind works well with this recipe; I prefer Barilla Plus
2 cups heavy cream; you may also use regular cream
3 cups chicken broth; or chicken/vegetable stock
1/2 cup pesto; more if you prefer a higher ratio of pesto to alfredo
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese; freshly grated, good-quality
Sea salt; to taste
Black pepper; freshly cracked to taste

Original recipe makes 6



Prepare pasta according to package directions until just shy of al dente.

Meanwhile, pour cream and broth into a large heavy saucepan.

Bring to a simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until reduced somewhat.

Stir in pesto and bring back to a simmer.

Add Parmesan, stir and simmer until melted.

Now add the pasta to the sauce and stir, allowing the pasta to cook in the sauce for another 10 minutes or so over medium heat. As the pasta reaches al dente (or cook for longer if you prefer) the starches will be released into the sauce, thickening it further.

You may add any multitude of chopped veggies at this point to round it out (baby spinach, broccoli, asparagus, frozen peas or tomatoes are all excellent with this dish), or serve them steamed or sauteed on the side as your brood prefers.


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Easy and quick to make. Definitely will have this again!
Blazing_Hornet 10 months ago
The sauce was very runny
amy_goddard 1 year ago
It was very easy plus my kids loved it
tlowry 2 years ago
Amounts are all estimates, as I don't tend to measure closely. But this recipe approximates how I like it. Please feel free to change/adapt to your taste! [I posted this recipe.]
lawmama 4 years ago
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