Asparagus & Romanesco Fettucine Alfredo

Broccoli Romanesco Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe by Ash's In The Kitchen

There’s a reason why I don’t make Fettuccine Alfredo very often. Stick a fork in me, I’m done! It’s got a major calorie count and my jeans can only take so much! I tried to lighten it up a little the veggies, but it was still amazingly and deliciously rich. The pan Fried Chicken Cutlet probably didn’t help the calorie count.

Asparagus & Romanesco Fettuccine Alfredo

• 16 oz uncooked Fettuccine Pasta
• 2 cups Romanesco florets
• 6 Asparagus Spears; chopped

  Bacon Alfredo Sauce
• 2 slices of Bacon; chopped
• 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter
• 4 Garlic Cloves; minced
• 1 1/2 cups Heavy Cream
• 4 ounces Cream Cheese
• 2 cups Parmesan Cheese
• 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
• Salt and Pepper to taste
• 1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil; finely chopped
• 1 Tablespoon Fresh Oregano; finely chopped
• 1 Tablespoon Fresh Parsley; finely chopped

  1. Bring a large pot of liberally salted water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook until almost al dente; about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Add the vegetables to a steamer basket and place in a large pot with 1″ of water. Bring to a boil, cover and steam until fork tender; about 6 minutes. Vent the lid and remove from the heat.
  3. Meanwhile, add the bacon to a sauté pan over medium heat and cook until crispy and the fat is rendered; about 6 minutes. Add the butter and garlic, sautéing until fragrant; about 2 minutes. Pour in the cream and add the cheeses, stirring until fully melted.
  4. Sprinkle in the herbs and spices then reduce the heat to medium-low and cover, cooking for 10 minutes. NOTE: You can add more cream or milk if the sauce gets too thick.
  5. Add the steamed vegetables and cooked pasta, tossing to coat. Cook for 3 minutes longer or until the pasta is al dente and serve with Chicken Cutlets, garlic knots or a fresh salad.
  6. Enjoy!

Looking for a side dish? Try one of these recipes!

Parmesan Herb Garlic Knots Recipe by Ash's In The Kitchen
Italian Pasta Salad Recipe by Ash's In The Kitchen
Puff Pastry Sweet Onion Tomato Pie Recipe by Ash's In The Kitchen

Published by ashsinthekitchen

Home cook, gardener and lover of life!

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