Fettuccine Alfredo

    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