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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spinach Fettuccine Alfredo - Love Grows Wild

Hello again! I'm Liz from Love Grows Wild, and I'm so excited to be back sharing another yummy recipe with you today! Last month I shared a fun twist on a comfort food classic, Mini Chicken Pot Pies. And today I have another meal idea for you that is easy to put together on busy week nights but elegant enough for company on the weekend. I've taken my favorite pasta sauce recipe and paired it with spinach noodles for a healthier version of a classic pasta dish:

  Spinach Fettuccine Alfredo

Spinach Fettuccine Alfredo by Love Grows Wild for Sumo's Sweet Stuff #recipe

Alfredo sauce is almost as popular as spaghetti sauce in our house, and we use it on everything! We love alfredo sauce in our lasagna and on chicken alfredo pizza,  but most of all, we love Fettuccine Alfredo! I found a recipe for alfredo sauce in a Kraft Food & Family magazine a few years back, and with a few modifications it has been my go-to sauce ever since. 

Spinach Fettuccine Alfredo by Love Grows Wild for Sumo's Sweet Stuff #recipe

This recipe takes only a few minutes to prepare and tastes just as good as the alfredo in fancy Italian restaurants. My family asks for it constantly! The sauce is made with butter, cream, and parmesan, which is a delicious way to start any meal! I like to season my sauce with just a touch of nutmeg, and I'll sometimes add a little garlic to give it some extra flavor. When I want to add some protein to the dish, I'll saute some chicken or shrimp in garlic butter to toss with the pasta. 

Spinach Fettuccine Alfredo by Love Grows Wild for Sumo's Sweet Stuff #recipe

This alfredo sauce is amazing with regular fettuccine noodles, but I like to switch things up once in awhile and substitute spinach or whole wheat noodles. I feel a little better eating that delicious butter and cream sauce when there's some healthy greens hidden in the noodles! All in moderation, right? 

Spinach Fettuccine Alfredo by Love Grows Wild for Sumo's Sweet Stuff #recipe

Serve this dish with a salad, some garlic bread, and a nice glass of wine, and enjoy a great Italian meal at home! 

Spinach Fettuccine Alfredo

8 ounce package spinach fettuccine noodles
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Bring to boiling and reduce heat. Boil gently, stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir Parmesan into sauce. Drain pasta and add to hot sauce. Toss to combine and serve immediately. 


I hope you'll enjoy this recipe as much as my family does, and I cannot wait to see you at Sumo's Sweet Stuff again next month! Until then, you can check out more recipes like this, along with my projects and organizing tips at Love Grows Wild. I hope to see you there!

Liz Fourez of Love Grows Wild


  1. That sounds really, really good AND easy. I am saving this recipe to my files- thanks- xo Diana


    With reference of your article we have the pleasure to tell you the history of our grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, who is the creator of “fettuccine all’Alfredo” in 1908 in restaurant run by his mother Angelina in Rome, Piazza Rosa (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi).
    Alfredo di Lelio opened the restaurant “Alfredo” in 1914 in a street in central Rome, after leaving the restaurant of his mother Angelina. In this local spread the fame, first to Rome and then in the world, of “fettuccine all’Alfredo”.
    In 1943, during the war, Di Lelio sold the restaurant to others outside his family.
    In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio decided to reopen with his son Armando his restaurant in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 "Il Vero Alfredo" (“Alfredo di Roma”), which is now managed by his nephews Alfredo and Ines, with the famous “gold cutlery”” (fork and spoon gold) donated in 1927 by two well-known American actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks (in gratitude for the hospitality).
    See also the site of “Il Vero Alfredo” http://www.alfredo-roma.it/.
    We must clarify that other restaurants "Alfredo" in Rome do not belong to the family tradition of "Il Vero Alfredo" in Rome.
    We inform that the restaurant “Il Vero Alfredo” is in the registry of “Historic Shops of Excellence” of the City of Rome Capitale.
    Best regards Alfredo e Ines Di Lelio


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