Kitchen Basics: Alfredo Sauce

Fettuccine sauceIn one of the last kitchen basics a reader asked about homemade fettuccine alfredo sauce. I was super excited, because (1) alfredo sauce is quite easy to make. And (2) in order to show my favorite recipe I needed to make fettuccine, which means I get to eat a big plate of pasta. Score! I don't eat pasta all that often. But when I do, it's such a treat. A warm bowl of pasta is the perfect comfort food.
Fettuccine sauce recipeAlfredo Sauce, makes enough for 1 pound of pasta.

Needed: 3 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons greek yogurt, 1 cup heavy cream, 1 egg yolk, 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, and salt + pepper to taste.

In a small pot melt together the butter and yogurt over medium heat. Whisk in the cream. In a small bowl combine the egg yolk and add a tablespoon of the hot cream—whisk together. This will temper the yolk. Now add the yolk to the pot and whisk to combine. Let this simmer for a few minutes to allow the cream to thicken. Stir in the cheese and season with salt + pepper. Now you are ready to serve. 

Make some pasta this weekend. Do it. xo. Emma

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