Organic Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

March 4, 2008 · 35 comments

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Here is a huge list of meatless/vegetarian/Lenten meal ideas. For today though, my friend, Lyn, gave me this organic fettuccine alfredo recipe that can be made meatless or with chicken, and it’s a hit with basically everyone. Last night we served it with orange slices and fermented pickles – read more about those in the comment section at Lynn’s guest interview (different Lynn).

Organic Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe***By the way, to make this a healthy fast food dish (find more ideas at that link), just make the alfredo sauce below and serve it over hot pasta.  Easy!

Also, if you have a large enough pan for the pasta to cook in, this is an easy dish to make many batches at once for freezer cooking or to share with friends.

ORGANIC FETTUCCINE ALFREDO

Ingredients:

  • 1 # of your favorite pasta, these days I use mostly Einkorn pasta
  • Soft butter for greasing the pan
  • Optional:  1-2# boneless chicken breasts, cut into chunks (pastured chicken from a farm you trust is best – if you don’t have a local source, find healthy meat here.)
  • Optional:  Chopped veggies like red or green peppers, asparagus, green beans, summer squash, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, etc. (If you add both veggies and chicken, decrease the amount of pasta a little or it won’t all fit into a 9×13.)
  • 1 stick/1/2 c. of pastured butter
  • 2-4 cloves fresh garlic
  • Half onion chopped small
  • 8 T. flour, I use mostly Einkorn flour these days
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt — possibly more, when you taste-test you’ll know if it needs more
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3 3/4 liquid – I usually use part milk, part cream, and part homemade chicken broth, you can use any combination you have.
  • Seasonings of choice — 1/2 teaspoon or more of the following:  onion powder, oregano, parsley, Italian seasonings, paprika, seasoned salt, etc.
  • 4-6 oz. freshly grated Parmesan cheese and/or Asiago cheese
  • 8 oz. shredded Mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

Start cooking the pasta according to directions. Butter a 9×13 baking dish (no Teflon!) Cut up the chicken and place around the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with desired seasonings, I like sea salt, pepper, paprika.  Add the veggies if desired.  Start making the white sauce/alfredo sauce:

Melt 1 stick/1/2 c. of butter in a medium saucepan, saute a few cloves of fresh garlic and the onion until they smell dreamy and are softened.  Add 8 T. flour and whisk until smooth, then add 1 t. sea salt and  pepper to your taste preference and cook on low heat, continuing to stir, for 3 minutes.  Slowly add the liquid and keep stirring with a whisk.  Taste-test to see what it needs, if it tastes bland, it needs more salt.  Add seasonings as needed and keep whisking, it’s best to keep the burner low so it doesn’t all burn to the bottom.  Remove from heat, stir Parmesan and/or Asiago cheese until melted.

Drain pasta and mix it with the sauce, then spread it all over the chicken and vegetables. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes, and then sprinkle on the Mozzarella cheese and bake another 15 minutes or so until it’s melted.

Note:  Sometimes I’ll saute the chicken a little with the spices, just until it’s no longer pink inside (any longer and it’s tough) and then throw everything together, that way you only need to get it hot in the oven OR you could serve it without baking at all.

I’d love to hear if you like it!

Here was my original and NOT so great picture:

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    1 Alexx February 19, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Umm… my butter doesn’t come in sticks.
    What measurement would you say you used? How many Tbsps?

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    2 KitchenKop February 19, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    1 stick = 8 Tablespoons. :)

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    3 Godspocket June 12, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    A stick of butter is 1/2 cup or quarter pound.

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    4 crystal April 20, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Do you put the chicken in the pan raw?

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    5 KitchenKop April 20, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Hi Crystal,

    Yes, and then after 55 minutes it’s cooked perfectly and not dry. :)

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    6 crystal April 20, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Yes it did turn out perfectly! This was such a yummy dish, I had never made homemade fettuccine before. Everyone loved it. I will def be making this again. Thanks (:

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    7 diane May 21, 2011 at 11:14 am

    sure looks good

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    8 ashley June 7, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I made this tonight using DeBoles gluten free penne pasta, Horizon organics milk, organic butter, free range/no antibiotic etc chicken, Simply Organic all purpose seasoning, organic minced garlic, fresh Parmesan.

    I cubed the chicken up/cooked on the stove in the skillet with Simply Organic all purpose seasoning and sea salt until it was done and used the same skillet to make the white sauce (after removing the chicken). Perfect! This is the first alfredo sauce that I’ve actually succeeded at. Thanks SO much!

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    9 KitchenKop June 8, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Yum! I’m so glad it worked well for you. :)

    Kelly

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    10 ashley June 7, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Also, I didn’t have a baking pan that size so I used a glass pie pan and buttered it up really good.

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    11 Abi October 31, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    do you have a grain-free substitute for the flour? i’d love to make the alfredo sauce, but i’m still on a grain free diet

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    12 KitchenKop October 31, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    I’m not sure about that, so I’ll post this question on Facebook – check back and hopefully we’ll get some helpful comments! :)

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    13 Godspocket June 12, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    The flour is a thickener so you can use corn starch or for a little different flavour use cocoanut flour.

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    14 mllrbb October 6, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Arrowroot, cornstarch, tapioca starch and potato starch will all give you a slimy disgusting texture. I’ve never gotten a white sauce to thicken using coconut flour, nut flours or bean flours. White or brown rice flour will make it gritty. Sweet rice flour (sold as Mochiko) will thicken the white sauce and have the same texture/consistency as you would get using white flour.

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    15 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook October 31, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Would you not just use arrowroot powder? :)

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    16 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook October 31, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I haven’t tried arrowroot for alfredo sauce, but arrowroot was my first thought. I have used it for other sauces before and it usually turns out well.

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    17 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook October 31, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Try white rice flour it works great for gravy, i bet it would work for this as well!

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    18 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook October 31, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I’ve only made alfredo without flour/thickener:http://allrecipes.com/recipe/alfredo-sauce-2/ What is she/he using for noodles?

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    19 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook October 31, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    This website says to use 1 Tbsp. arrowroot for every 2 Tbsp. flour in a recipe.
    http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/foodnut/09329.html

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    20 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook October 31, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    coconut flour

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    21 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook October 31, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I’ve used chickpea flour as a replacement for wheat in many sauces and no one can tell the difference.

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    22 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook October 31, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I always make Alfredo with no grains anyway. 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup cream, and 3/4 cup grated parmesan. Salt as neeeded. You melt the butter and cream together over low heat and slowly stir in the grated parmesan. I know from experience that it will form a terrible clump if you just dump it in.

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    23 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook October 31, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Lots of cream, butter and grated cheese…NEVER any flour

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    24 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook October 31, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    My mom and I used to make home made fettuccine too…so good!!

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    25 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook October 31, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    right. just cream, butter and parmesan.

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    26 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook October 31, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Great idea to just use cream butter and parm!!! You guys are awesome!

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    27 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook October 31, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    zucchini (courgette) ribbons for fettaccini and all grain free

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    28 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook October 31, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Amarath

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    29 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook November 1, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Can’t taker credit – Betty Crocker’s. recipe!

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    30 Abi November 1, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Great suggestions! Thanks so much!! :)

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    31 Sarah Jones-Pereira via Facebook October 6, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Thank you! Has anyone made a gluten free version? Just wondering if gluten free flour works for the sauce?
    :-)

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