Linguini Alfredo

9 Sep 2013

Linguini Alfredo



It's my boyfriend's first day of school today! (Finally)

My boyfriend left for Toronto at the end of August to do his masters in Math. Even though I do miss him, it's better than the time he went to Russia for 5 months. At least we can call/text each other, and his internet connection is better.




So while he's all nervous about a new year and a new school, all I've been doing is daydreaming about linguini.

It all started a few weeks before he left. Ever since we stopped speaking French after high school (we were both in French immersion when we were in school) our ability to speak French has been steadily declining. So, in an attempt to get some French into our lives, we watched Ratatouille in French.

They were talking so fast that it was hard to figure out what they were saying. There was only thing I could hear, over and over, and that was "Linguini". You see, that was the name of the main character.




So now, after weeks and weeks of thinking about making linguini, I finally got up and actually did it. And since the dish that I would usually eat when I ate out was fettuccine alfredo, I decided that I should fuse the best of both worlds. And I'm glad I did.

This creamy pasta did not last long at my house. I think I had it breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's THAT good!





What you'll need:

-1 tablespoon butter
-1 clove garlic, minced
-2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
-1 cup milk
-2 tablespoons light herb and garlic cream cheese
-3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
-340g linguini noodles
+salt and pepper to taste


Directions:

    1.   In a small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute. Mix in the flour, and cook for another minute. Whisk in the milk and cook, whisking constantly until thickened, about 3 minutes. Add the cream cheese and Parmesan cheese and whisk until melted.
    2.   Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the linguini and cook until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of cooking water, then drain pasta and return to pot.
    3.   Add the sauce and 1/2 cup of the reserved water to the pasta, and toss to combine, adding more cooking water as needed to loosen. Divide among bowls and enjoy.




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20 comments:

  1. Looks very creamy and delicious! Gotta make some linguini for the lunch tomorrow too.

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  2. It's great you are trying to continue speaking French.

    Creamy, cheesy, and comforting - that's my kind of pasta!

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  3. I was never in an immersion program, but I feel like I'm losing my french too! I need to practice more. The little guy is almost at the age where I can read him Le Petit Prince.

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  4. Hi Cathleen , the linguini is just to yummy for words , thanks for sharing :).

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  5. You are so kind to make him such a delicious and rich dish before he went off for school. He is a lucky man! And Russia for five months? Me and my husband spent summers apart during college, and I thought that was hard. If you can make it through that, you can make it through school no problem! :)

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  6. YUM! Ya know, I might have to watch Ratatouille that way too, sounds interesting! Love this recipe, girl!

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  7. Sounds super easy! And pretty delicious.. :)

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  8. Wow, so both of you are maths experts! That linguini story was funny :) It sure looks delicious!

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  9. I liked that story and I love this linguini!

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  10. So creamy and flavoursome my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. Oh my, I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner too, even cold! Your story was funny about only picking up the word "linguini" in the movie:)

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  12. this is one dish which we can always choose over mac-cheese...somehow alfredo sauce is very very comforting and can have this delicious pasta every single day,perfect recipe,thanks for sharing :-)

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  13. Alfredo is always so fabulous. Definitely having some serious cravings now.

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  14. So sweet of you to make this creamy goodness for him..looks delicious.

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  15. I really like this recipe. It sounds delicious and healthy.

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  16. Like it! Simple and creamy....yum!
    Hope you are having a great week Cathleen :D

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  17. Mmmm I love linguine-this looks like it's right up my alley!!

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  18. Oh, alfredo sauce is sheer luxury! I love it! When my husband and I were dating way back when, we used to go to this chain restaurant all the time and I'd order fettucini alfredo with broccoli & chicken pretty much always : ) I rarely eat it now and boy do I miss it! This is not helping!

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