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Old 04-13-2011, 05:05 PM   #1
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Fake Fettuccine Alfredo - how to make more exciting?

I am putting together a quick dish of fettuccine alfredo tonight. I will be using normal speghetti noodles and ragu alfredo sauce. (It is lazy dinner tonight and I am using what I got!)
I was thinking that adding strips of chicken would be a nice thing to add. Is there anything else I could add? Bacon, corn? (<--Pregnancy brain atm )


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Old 04-13-2011, 05:14 PM   #2
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I wouldn't add bacon... too powerful a flavor for this dish, but definitely your chicken, and if you have any mushrooms, sweet peas, or even a little unbreaded fish or seafood.

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Old 04-13-2011, 05:54 PM   #3
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ooh i've added bacon, chicken and mushrooms and yes it's a little rich, but adds nice flavor.
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:06 PM   #4
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I've added bacon, mushroom and both together. If you like the taste, go for it. Of course, somewhere along the way, it stops being Alfredo sauce.
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:40 PM   #5
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Yep, same here. Just make sure you cook the bacon separately, dry and crumble, then add back in. Otherwise your sauce will become greasy.
And corn is alright, but broccoli in this would rule
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:29 AM   #6
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I make this alot I put chicken ,mushrooms, fresh spinach or broccoli and sometimes i put in a few grape tomatoes sliced in half.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:43 AM   #7
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I like to add chicken, mushrooms, spinach and onions to mine. I have made it with broccoli, another fave, and bacon. I have also mixed it with carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and onions for a past premevera style dish.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:27 AM   #8
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If you are using jarred sauce, grate some extra Parmesan into it.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:31 AM   #9
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Not to be a spoil sport, here, but I like my Alfredo straight up. I would make things more exciting by serving it with some kind of side dish, like broiled shrimp, or some kind of scallopini. Maybe some brucceta? Oh, and lots of ice cold white wine, naturally caronated mineral water, lemon....mmmmm .I think I know what I am having for supper tomorrow night.
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