Fettuccine Alfredo with Mushrooms, Onions and Broccoli



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Preparation Time~40 minutes

Serves4-8 people

For the Sauce

3/4 cup (1 1/2 stick) Butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup parmesan cheese
6-8 large or 24 small baby bella mushrooms sliced
3 small stalks brocolli cut into florets
1 lb fettuccine
1 large onion sliced

1. Chop up and prepare all of your ingredients first. You're going to want to have the broccoli ready in a steamer, but hold off on actually steaming them until later. Begin boiling a large pot of water for the pasta, add salt to the water to taste. As soon as the water is boiling add the pasta.

2. In a large sauce pan over high heat melt 1 stick of butter. Add the onions. Sautee until they begin to become clear and are just beginning to caramelize, then add the mushrooms.

3. Cook the mushrooms to your desired state. I like mine nuked, so I let them cook for about 10 - 15 minutes. Stir regularly to ensure the onions don't burn. At this point, turn on the burner under the broccoli and get it steaming.

4. When the mushrooms are ready, push the mushrooms and onions to one side of the pan. Add the remaining butter. As soon as its melted add the heavy cream. Follow shortly with the Parmesan cheese. Mix every thing together well until it forms a smooth sauce coating the mushrooms and onions.

5. Add the broccoli into the sauce and mix to coat. Reduce the heat to low. Add salt and pepper to taste.

6. When the pasta is ready serve it with a generous helping of the sauce and enjoy!

Dec 7, 2010 1:22:31 PM Marrisa18 said...

This looks amazing! The questions I have would be 1) do you think canned mushrooms would work? and 2) is the Parmesan cheese shredded or grated? Thanks!

Dec 7, 2010 2:45:00 PM Daniel Bingham said...

@Marrisa18 I see no reason canned mushrooms wouldn't work. I usually use fresh, just out of preference. I imagine it would taste a little different and have a slightly different texture, but still be delicious. And I used shredded, but as long as there isn't any cellulose to prevent caking grated ought to work just as well.

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