Alfredo is certainly not health food in the traditional sense of the term. But I would argue that health food is purely a matter of definition. While my nana's alfredo is almost certain to add to your waist line and probably a little to your culo too, it will absolutely warm your heart and feed your soul and in my opinion, there is nothing more healthy than that!
2 sticks of butter
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 fresh garlic cloves, smashed*
1 pt heavy cream
1 c. grated parmesan
Salt & fresh black pepper
Handful fresh Italian parsley chopped
1 lb fettuccine (fresh if you can find it but box will do)
In a large non-stick pan on medium low heat, add butter olive oil and garlic. Let’s sweat until the garlic becomes soft and transparent on the edges. Mash garlic up with your whisk so it breaks down small. Turn heat up to medium and wait until oil/butter mixture heats up a bit. Add heavy cream and whisk continuously until blended. When the sauce begins to simmer and bubble just slightly, add parmesan and whisk to incorporate making sure to smash and lumps. Add pinch of salt and pinch of black pepper. Stir to incorporate. Taste sauce to make sure the seasoning is right. Let simmer about 5 minutes stirring continuously. Dip spoon in sauce and pull your finger across. If the sauce stays separated its ready. If sauce runs then continue to let it simmer until it thickens up. Add parsley right before serving. Pour over fettuccine.Serve with grilled chicken or shrimp if you'd like!