I received this recipe from a friend of mine, thanks Gabrielle. It has been a huge success in our home and whenever I take it anywhere I get multiple requests for the recipe, it is that good! Of course since you are seeing it on Raising Olives, you know that it MUST be quick, simple and versatile. You can make any number of additions for yummy variety!
It is best with fresh, homemade pasta, but store bought works in a pinch.
1 pint heavy cream or 1 cup cream and 1 cup half and half
1 stick of butter cut into pieces
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt & pepper to taste
1 lb. fettuccine
chopped parsley for garnish
Italian sausage (optional)
Heat the cream and butter in a sauce pan over low medium heat. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg. Meanwhile cook the pasta. When cream is thoroughly hot, but not boiling and butter has melted, stir in the Parmesan cheese. Toss with the pasta and adjust salt & pepper as needed. Add any other ingredients that you desire.
Here are some of our favorite additions: Chicken and mushrooms, sausage, peas or any other leftover veggies. Just about everything is a delicious add-in, use your imagination.