Fettuccine Alfredo is one of the most popular and beloved pasta dishes. Find delicious Fettuccine Alfredo near you for pickup or delivery, and order through the Slice app.
This pasta delicacy is made with three simple ingredients:
However, today there are many variations of this dish with added meat, seafood and vegetables.
Order cheesy and creamy Fettuccine Alfredo through the Slice app. The New Jersey restaurant in Cinnaminson, Zio’s Tuscan Grille serves a whole wheat and gluten-free variety of the dish, prepared with classic Parmigiano cream sauce.
Both restaurants are available for pickup or delivery with the Slice app.
But who invented Fettuccine Alfredo?
They originate from Rome, Italy and were invented by restaurant owner and chef, Alfredo di Lelio. He invented the dish in 1908 so his wife can regain strength after she gave birth to their first child.
Later, he included it at his restaurant and made a spectacle of the preparation at the tableside. People loved the dish and it soon became popular in Italy and abroad. Many celebrities at the time visited Alfredo’s restaurant, asking for a plate of the so-called “blondes”.
By the 1920s American travelers became aware of the renowned Fettuccine. But it was the American actors Douglas Fairbanks and his wife Mary Pickford who made the Fettuccine popular in the US. They dined in Alfredo’s restaurant during their honeymoon trip and later sent Alfredo a pair of golden fork and spoon engraved with the words: “To Alfredo the Kind of the Noodles”.
Many other celebrities visited his restaurant, and soon the dish became renowned, copied, and replicated by chefs and restaurateurs worldwide. Thus, many variations of this popular dish were born.
As the word for the Fettuccine Alfredo spread, the original recipe was copied and changed, so today we have many varieties of this popular dish. Some of them are:
Classic – made by the original recipe with fettuccine, butter, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper, (and some pasta water) tossed until the pasta is completely covered by the sauce. Today, many chefs and restaurants use heavy cream, (some even cream cheese) for an even creamier consistency. Garlic, parsley, Italian seasoning can be added, too.
Shrimp – for a protein-packed meal, cooked shrimp or chicken (or both) can be added to the original ingredients.
Chicken – another protein-rich alternative of this dish is enriched with fried or grilled chicken breasts, sliced in strips.
Vegan – can be made with plant milk, nutritional yeast, tofu, vegan cream cheese, and more. Furthermore, veggies like broccoli, peas, asparagus, or mushrooms can be added.
A portion of Fettuccine Alfredo is high in calories. It can have from 1000 to 1200 calories (or more). Most of them come from carbohydrates (65%), with fats (20%) and protein to follow (15%).
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