Pasta Alfredo

I love pasta – as far as I’m concerned, there is no bad way to cook it.  Whether I’m whipping up an impromptu red sauce or putting some fresh spinach and ricotta pasta in to boil, I’d probably have pasta at least once a week if Beardy Boyfriend didn’t veto.  But my favourite sauce of all time is definitely alfredo sauce.  I actually went through a stage when I was about eleven to thirteen that it would be the ONLY thing I would eat for breakfast – my mother would heat up pasta every morning.  The delicious creamy alfredo (with undertones of onion and garlic)… perfect start to my day.

These days, the bottled alfredo sauce that I loved has been discontinued and my favourite alfredo sauce is from Pizza by Elizabeth in Greenville.  My mother is a bit skeptical (a little too onion and garlic-y for her taste), but I always make sure to have some with fresh pasta from the Italian market when I’m home in Delaware.

I’m feeling a bit homesick at the minute (probably knowing that I’m not going see my family for a few months – the worst part about living in London is missing them), so as a result, I’ve been trying to find an alfredo sauce which works for me.  This isn’t quite as good as Pizza by Elizabeth (less onion and garlic), but it’s a guaranteed crowd favourite for myself and Beardy Boyfriend.

Alfredo sauce (adapted from Tidy Mom)


1 cup double cream

3 large eggs

1/4 cup unsalted butter (57g)

1/4 cup parsley

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

2012-11-15 22.58.00Steam cream in a saucepan and melt the butter.  Mix in the eggs (be careful to stir so that the eggs don’t scramble.)  Mix in the parsley, onion powder and garlic powder.

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Let simmer for about ten minutes and sprinkle on some pasta.

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So what foods remind you of your childhood?



  1. Banana’s smothered in custard. One of those things which when we had been sick and were on the mend was always given to us.

    1. Good to know I’m not the only one with a comfort food other than chicken soup!

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