It’s still Lent season, but this was not a Lent-friendly dish. However, it was a dish I made twice and one that had absolutely no leftovers, twice.
Who knew fettucine alfredo was so easy to make? I mostly followed a video from Tasty on 4 ways to make fettucine and went with the second version in. But of course, I altered it.
Here’s my version, a Vegetarian Fettucine Alfredo
- 1 package fettucine pasta
- 2 packages of baby bella mushrooms; or 1 pack of 4 portobellos, sliced
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- garlic cloves, minced (no number because I like a lot but some ppl only like a little)
- half a bunch of spinach
- 1 cup grape tomatoes
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- freshly grated parmesan cheese to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
- Olive or grapeseed oil
- Fill a large pot about 3/4 of the way up, add about 1 tbsp salt and bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook until you’re satisfied with how cooked it is. A lot of people like their pasta “al dente” aka firm to the bite. I don’t because I think that’s stupid and undercooked, so I like mine to cook a little longer but not so long that it starts disintegrating.
- Drain your pasta and set aside.
- With medium-high heat on, in the pot you used to boil your pasta, add about 2-3 tbsp of oil, chopped onions and garlic. Cook until they JUST start to get translucent, then add your tomatoes and sliced mushrooms. Add salt and pepper.
- Once the mushrooms start to shrink, about 3-4 minutes, add in your spinach. After your spinach is no longer crisp, add in your heavy whipping cream, simmer for about 2-3 minutes then add in parsley and stir.
- Turn off the heat and add in your pasta, mix together well. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve!
Tasty video for those who like cooking visuals like me: