This Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe features fresh asparagus in a rich, homemade sauce. Makes a luscious lunch for two on a special day or a filling meal any time of the year.
- 4 oz. fettuccine noodles, uncooked
- 1 Tbsp of butter
- 1/2 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into pieces
- 1/4 cup onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 oz. cream cheese, cubed
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
- 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon peel, grated
- 1/8 tsp pepper
Cook noodles as directed on package and drain well.
Melt butter over medium heat.
Stir in the asparagus, onion and garlic.
Cook 5 minutes, stirring often, until the vegetables are tender.
Stir in cream cheese and milk. Combine well.
Add in the Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and lemon peel.
Season with pepper and blend everything well.
Cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted completely.
Pour over noodles and toss to coat.