Creamy Alfredo Pasta

Southern Living
Finely grate fresh Parmesan for smooth sauce—pre-grated doesn't work as well.
Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

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1/2 (16-oz.) package cellentani (corkscrew-shaped) pasta
2 cups half-and-half
1/3 cup butter
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 1/2 ounces fresh Parmesan cheese, finely grated (1 cup)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Preparation

Total: 17 Minutes

1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.

2. Meanwhile, cook half-and-half and next 2 ingredients in a large heavy nonaluminum saucepan over medium heat, whisking often, 12 minutes or until reduced by one-third (do not boil). Remove from heat.

3. Whisk in cheese, next 2 ingredients, and desired amount of pepper until sauce is smooth. Toss sauce with hot cooked pasta. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Created date

January 2010