And boy is it cheap, just the way this chintzy chef likes it. A package of fettuccine, a small carton of Half and Half milk, a pat of butter, and a plastic shaker container of grated parmesan can all be had for around a buck each, and you'll get several servings, too.
So for a quick, cheap, indulgent, and scrumptious entree, try out The 99 Cent Chef's minimalist masterpiece, Fettuccine Alfredo -- go ahead you deserve it.
Half of a package of fettuccini pasta - any pasta type is delish with Alfredo sauce!
3/4 cup of half and half, or cream - if you must, it's okay to use regular or low fat milk.
1 pat of butter - make it a big slice! Okay to use your favorite butter substitute.
2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese - of course you can use fresh grated.
Pepper to taste - optional
Start cooking pasta according to package directions - I usually shave off a minute or two for al dente (taste for amount of chewiness).
In a large pan, over medium heat, melt butter and add milk or cream. Mix well, then add grated parmesan. Keep stirring as the sauce heats and thickens, about 5 minutes.
The pasta should be ready about now. Drain and add the hot pasta (I usually just lift it out of the boiling water directly into the sauce), mixing it into the heated cream. Sprinkle with pepper if you like, and serve immediately!