National Fettuccine Alfredo Day is today! So, if you haven’t heard about this day; today’s post will give you a little history about how this day started.

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

First and foremost, this day was started by well known Italian restaurant owner, Alfredo di Lelio. After his wife gave birth, she didn’t have much of an appetite. To try to help his wife’s appetite return, he made her a simple dish of noodles with butter and cheese. Since she was a huge fan of this dish, she encouraged her husband to add it to his menu at his restaurant.

Not only did this dish become popular, but it is now on the menu at his nephew, Ines Vero Alfredo’s restaurant in Rome. If you’re in Rome, make sure you check out Piazza Augusto Imperatore 30.

How to Celebrate National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

Since many of us kicked off 2019 with a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier; pasta is nutritious and should be part of your diet. To read more about pasta, be sure to check out my World Pasta Day post.

Because studies have shown pasta is a healthy carbohydrate and stabilizes our blood sugar; there is no reason not to indulge in celebrating National Fettuccine Alfredo Day.

So, are you ready to indulge in this sumptuous meal? First, find a restaurant that has Fettuccine Alfredo on their menu. And, if you’re not dining out; you can always make this dish. However, if you’re looking to cut down on some of the fat, skip the heavy cream.

To make this pasta, all you need is fettuccine, butter and parmesan cheese.

  • First, boil water. I always add a teaspoon of olive oil to the pot. Also, you may want to add a pinch of sea salt.
  • Next add the fettuccine to the pot. For the pasta to be al dente, boil for 8 – 10 minutes.
  • When the pasta is ready, transfer to a platter. Add butter immediately.
  • Next, add fresh parmesan cheese and mix into the pasta. For a more creamier texture, make sure you add a lot of cheese.
  • Finally, once this is done; you can always add a little bit of water if it is too thick.

Moreover, you can also prepare this dish by mixing butter and parmesan cheese in a small saucepan. To give a kick to your fettuccine, you should add fresh ground black pepper, a tablespoon of garlic and a pinch of red pepper flakes.

In summary, the key is for the fettuccine to be fully covered in cheese.

Bon appetite!

Happy National Fettuccine Day!