START TO FINISH: 35 minutes MAKES 4 servings
8 ounces dried fettuccine
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup whipping cream
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1⁄2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Grated or finely shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
1 Cook pasta in boiling, lightly salted water according to package directions; drain. Return pasta to hot pan; cover and keep warm.
2 Meanwhile, in a large saucepan melt butter. Add whipping cream, salt, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat. Stir in the 1⁄2 cup grated Parmesan cheese.
3 Stir in cooked pasta; toss gently to combine. If desired, sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese.
PER SERVING: 515 cal., 32 g total fat (19 g sat. fat), 107 mg chol., 512 mg sodium, 45 g carb., 1 g fiber, 12 g pro