We make it one time a year, and it’s always the week of Ryan’s birthday (or on Ryan’s birthday…). It’s always a “side dish” to his birthday meal of chicken parmesan, because if chicken parm wasn’t cheesy enough, we must have mounds of cheesy pasta to go along with it… but birthday calories don’t count, right??
According to Ryan, this birthday meal started with him going to Carrabba’s as a child with his parents. He was such a picky eater and did not like red sauce so he would ask for the chicken parmesan without red sauce on top, and then they offered Fettuccini Alfredo as a side dish. He would eat the whole thing… He has since “grown up” and learned to eat pasta sauce and not just fried chicken with cheese. This recipe is based off of Ree Drummond’s (aka the Pioneer Woman on Food Network) recipe and is easy and delicious. Bon Appetite!
This pasta dish isn't for anyone that is counting calories but is so worth it!
Cook the pasta according to package directions. In a large saucepan, warm the butter and cream over medium heat until the butter is melted. Season with salt and pepper. Add 1 cup of parmesan to the sauce and mix until melted through. In a large bowl add the cooked pasta and sauce. Toss a couple of times to coat the noodles and add the last cup of parmesan cheese, tossing to combine. Enjoy!