Broccoli Alfredo

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 415 calories
    • Calories 39 calories from fat
    • Fat 18 g
    • Sat Fat 11 g
    • Cholesterol 48 mg
    • Sodium 330 mg
    • Protein 18 mg
    • Carbohydrate 47 g
    • Fiber 4 g
    • Iron 3 mg
    • Calcium 273 mg

Place the salt in a large pot of water and bring to a boil.Add the fettuccine and cook according to the package directions for al dente. During the last 3 minutes, add the broccoli. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water. Set aside.Place the butter in the pot, reduce heat to medium-low, and stir until melted.Add ½ cup of the reserved pasta water. Stir in ⅓ cup of the Parmesan. Add the fettuccine and broccoli and the cayenne and nutmeg, if using. Toss.Remove from heat and sprinkle with ⅓ cup more of the Parmesan and the pepper. Toss again, adding more pasta water if the pasta is too sticky.Serve in bowls and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan.

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 tablespoon salt
  2. Check 1/2 1-pound box dry fettuccine
  3. Check 4 cups (8 ounces) broccoli florets
  4. Check 4 tablespoons butter
  5. Check 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  6. Check 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  7. Check 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
  8. Check 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Place the salt in a large pot of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the fettuccine and cook according to the package directions for al dente. During the last 3 minutes, add the broccoli. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water. Set aside.
  3. Place the butter in the pot, reduce heat to medium-low, and stir until melted.
  4. Add ½ cup of the reserved pasta water. Stir in ⅓ cup of the Parmesan. Add the fettuccine and broccoli and the cayenne and nutmeg, if using. Toss.
  5. Remove from heat and sprinkle with ⅓ cup more of the Parmesan and the pepper. Toss again, adding more pasta water if the pasta is too sticky.
  6. Serve in bowls and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan.