I LOVE pasta…and bread. Which can sometimes get me in trouble if i’m not practicing self control! So here is a recipe that my sister passed to me and i love it! Its homemade Alfredo sauce, and instead of regular fettuccine noodles we will use zucchini and a vegetable peeler.
6 zucchini (if you are doing this as a side dish, its roughly one per person.)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic minced
1 tablesoon butter
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
Cut off both ends of the zucchini.
Take off the peel with your vegetable peeler, and discard the peel. Then start making long ribbons from top to bottom. I like to use the entire zucchini.
Now for the sauce (my favorite part).
Melt the butter in a sauce pan and add the garlic. After that browns for a minute, pour in the heavy cream.
Let it come to a boil for a couple minutes, then turn the heat down and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. The cream should thicken.
When it looks about right, add the Parmesan. Stir it until the cheese melts, then add the salt and pepper to taste. Oh, this sauce is so delicious!
Ok, back to those noodles. Put the olive oil in a pan and heat to medium. Add the noodles and saute just until tender. Its usually about 2-3 minutes.
Once the noodles are cooked, drain any liquid that may be in the pan. Stir in the sauce and dinner is served!
I usually serve this alongside grilled chicken.
I hope you enjoy!