Thursday, June 8, 2017

Try It Thursday: Gianino's Alfredo


Hi everyone! Thanks for joining me for another week of Try It Thursday! Make sure you link-up below to share your favorite recipe of the week.

We are so excited to travel to St. Louis this summer to visit family, but I'm also really looking forward to the food! If you only ate in my Nana's kitchen without actually meeting her, you'd assume she was Italian instead of German. 



I grew up eating lots of mostaccioli, thin crust pizza, and my favorite, toasted raviolis! About 12 years ago, Nana sent me the fettuccine alfredo recipe for a yummy restaurant in St. Louis called Gianino's. I've been making it ever since, and if you're looking for a creamy pasta dish that goes with chicken, shrimp, or salmon, this is it! Scroll down for the recipe.





Ingredients:
* 1/4 cup butter
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon pepper
* 2 cloves minced garlic
* 1 pint heavy whipping cream of half and half
* 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
* 1 pound pasta (You can used fettuccine noodles, but my husband and kids love noodles with little crannies to soak up all of the sauce. We made it recently with penne pasta, but any noodle will do!) 

Directions:
* In a saucepan, combine and stir all of the ingredients over medium high heat.
* Stir often for 20 - 25 minutes until the sauce thickens.
* Boil your pasta according to the box directions while your sauce is thickening.
* Drain your pasta, and then toss the sauce and noodles together.
* Serve this as is or add in some grilled chicken, boiled shrimp, or fish.
* Enjoy!  

***This will serve a family of 4 once with a generous portion of leftovers for someone (or two) to have for lunch the next day!

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12 comments:

  1. This looks amazing and so easy! Kevin is a nut for alfredo. Well, he's really a nut for anything that involves cheese.

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    1. It's so yummy- some restaurants make it too watery, but this is perfection.

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  2. This looks delish Allie- I am 100% Italian so both of my grandmothers were great cooks. My mom's mom "Nani" taught me how to make gnocchis and eggplant parm- I have trouble with both still but my brother became a whiz at the eggplant parm so we took over that family tradition! Food is love in our fam!

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    1. I totally agree- cooking/baking is definitely how I show my love! Now I need to learn to make a good red sauce/gravy!

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  3. Katie would love this...she's an alfredo girl. Italian food is one of my favorites...probably since it's so caloric...LOL.

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    1. Definitely not good for you, but good for your soul! I think my kids would pick red sauce over alfredo, but they will definitely eat this!

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  4. I just made this the other night - it's one of Andrew's favorites! I think the pepper really makes the sauce! Jillsie was the one who got the recipe from a boy in her class who worked at Gianino's. If only she'd gotten their salad dressing recipe!

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    1. I can't wait to stuff my face with raviolis in STL! I'd even eat them for breakfast! :)

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  5. I love a good alfredo recipe. I don't always find the best recipes so I will have to give this a try.

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    1. I hope you all enjoy- it's great to dip garlic bread into as well!

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  6. I love anything alfredo! This will definitely be on our summer menu when we get back!

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