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Posted on Mar 9, 2017 in News | 0 comments

6 Alternative Fettuccine Alfredo Recipes

6 Alternative Fettuccine Alfredo Recipes

After lasagna and spaghetti with meatballs, it’s hard to think of a more iconic (or beloved) Italian dish than fettuccine alfredo. The creamy cheese is a perfect pairing with pasta and chicken or shrimp, creating a delectable dish whose popularity is easy to appreciate.

To spice things up, we’ve explored a few twists on the classic dish — some subtle and some dramatic!

  1. Add some zest with red pepper. Mix roasted red pepper and some goat cheese for your alfredo — your taste buds will thank you! The result is a rich, flavor-filled recipe that stays true to the spirit of the original dish while still bringing something new to the table. Get the recipe here!
  2. Add…taco seasoning? We’ve covered Italian-Mexican fusion dishes on our blog before, but none seemed as strange at first glance as this one. But once we read that the recipe won a Pillsbury Bake-Off, we figured it was worth a shot. Boy, are we glad we did! Save for the taco seasoning, this recipe doesn’t stray too far from the traditional dish, but it’s enough to give it a truly unique flavor. If you’re a fan of taco seasoning, you have to try this recipe.
  3. Throw in some bacon. If the first two seemed a little too adventurous, then the recipe may be the one for you. Bacon is a natural fit for a dish this creamy and heavy, and it blends seamlessly with the chicken and cheese. Better yet, we found a recipe for making the whole thing in one pot!
  4. Ditch the chicken for smoked sausage. Smoked sausage is a great, easy way to add a little extra flavor. Pairing that with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach adds some nutrition while keeping things flavorful. Snag the recipe here for yourself!
  5. Vegetarian? Try broccoli and fettuccine. Looking for something a little healthier? This recipe doesn’t exactly reinvent the wheel, but it is leaner than anything else on this list! Great as a side dish or main course, this is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. If you’re looking for another vegetarian option, mushrooms are a great choice.
  6. For seafood and some Louisiana flare, go for Cajun shrimp alfredo. This one is more elaborate than any other the list, but it’s lip-smacking good. Just don’t serve it unless you know everyone enjoys the Cajun spices!

We’re as big of a fan of classic alfredo as anyone else, but it’s good to break out of your comfort zone and try new recipes! Look no further than Pierino for the most delicious pasta to go with these meals. Call us today to stock your restaurant or storefront with the best pasta around!

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