Summery Fettuccine Alfredo

Summery Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
Photo: © Squire Fox
This extra-light Alfredo sauce for pasta gets its silkiness from fresh ricotta and grated pecorino cheese.


4 to 6

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3/4 pound fettuccine
1 cup thick whole-milk ricotta cheese
1/2 cup finely grated pecorino cheese, 1 1/2 ounces plus more for serving
1/4 cup chopped basil leaves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the fettuccine until al dente. Reserve 3/4 cup of the pasta cooking water and drain the fettuccine well.

Add the ricotta and the 1/2 cup of pecorino to the pot along with the reserved pasta cooking water; stir until smooth. Add the fettuccine and the basil, season with salt and pepper and toss. Serve in bowls, passing additional grated pecorino at the table.


Emily Kaiser,

Food & Wine

July 2009
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