for family meals :
Fettuccine Alfredo for Two
is another recipe from Bill Hilbrich from Saint
Cloud, Minnesota. Bill says that if you have any questions
feel free to email him - click here or if you would
like to know a little bit more about Bill have a look
at his Bio page - click
recipe is one of my favorites, and represents one of
my more productive efforts to encourage young people
to cook. Although I am in my 60s many of my co-workers
are students or just young adults away from home for
the first time. They are so used to eating, and maybe
helping to prepare, their parents recipes, which
were made in family style quantities, that they just
give up on the idea of cooking for themselves.
was right after one of my Saturday shifts, and I was
wandering through the break room on my way home. There
on the couch was one of the kids, who were
also students at the local Beauty College, eating some
pasta from a carry out container. She told me that once
a month she and her friends went out to dinner at a
nice Italian Restaurant . . . clearly something that
they could not afford very often . . . and she had saved
some of the Fettuccine Alfredo from the night before.
When I suggested that she could make that at home, she
looked at me with her big sad brown eyes and said that
all she had in her apartment was a microwave. So, I
wrote this recipe just for her.
must caution you that using a finely grated parmesan
cheese, like that found in cans of Kraft is important
because larger pieces of cheese will not melt properly
in the residual heat from the melted cream cheese."
ounces (one half package) Cream Cheese
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan Cheese (Kraft melts
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 pound (2 cups) Fettuccine Pasta (or any other
flat pasta noodle)
2 cups water
the noodles and water into a two cup or larger glass
or microwave safe measuring cup or bowl. Microwave
on high for two minutes, stir, continue 2 minute cycles
until the pasta is done.
the pasta and set aside in the serving bowl.
Add the cream cheese and milk to the measuring cup
and microwave for one minute. Stir until smooth, add
the parmesan cheese, and continue to stir until smooth.
the Alfredo Sauce into a shallow bowl, add the noodles
and toss. Add pepper to taste. Cooked Chicken or Shrimp
can be added if desired.