Broccoli & Fettuccine Alfredo

For nights when you have no time for dinner and very little in the way of ingredients on hand, prepared sauces can be a lifesaver, but with fresh ingredients the homemade version is worth the effort.  You can make homemade Alfredo sauce and use fresh broccoli for a quick and easy Broccoli & Fettuccine Alfredo dinner.

Combined with a quick salad, the complete meal can be on the table in barely more than the time it takes to cook and drain the fettuccine. The homemade sauce takes hardly any time to prepare and pays off in flavor and freshness.

Afredo sauce with broccoli over fettuccine on a clear glass plate with a fork

Broccoli & Fettuccine Alfredo

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories per Serving: 580
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Prep Time: 3 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Prepared sauces can be a lifesaver, but preparing fresh homemade Alfredo sauce is worth the little bit of extra effort. Add a quick salad to Broccoli & Fettuccine Alfredo, and the complete meal can be on the table in about the time it takes to cook and drain the fettuccine.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz fettuccine, cooked according to pkg. directions
  • 1/2 recipe homemade alfredo sauce, or a jar of prepared sauce
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped into florets

Instructions

  • Steam broccoli in covered microwave safe dish for about 5 minutes or add broccoli to fettuccine during the last five minutes of the fettuccine boiling time. Drain pasta and broccoli. Serve Alfredo sauce over pasta.

Notes

Nutrition facts are for homemade Alfredo sauce.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley

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Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online for over 15 years, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's cooking resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms, which has been highlighted by "Diner's Journal," The New York Times' Blog on Dining Out, and PBS Parents' "Kitchen Explorer."

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