The BEST Alfredo Sauce You Will Ever Eat In Your Entire Life. Fo Reals.
I wasn't very domestic this week, I can admit it. It was one of those weeks where most of the housework was ignored in favor of hanging out with the kiddos and making memories. I'm not spending our summer scrubbing toilets and organizing Evie's room forthehundrethfuckingtimeohemgeeitssoannoying. So yeah, the house has gone to shit. Totally worth it though.
Jon has been working so much lately that I wanted to get my 1950's housewife groove back and make him something tasty for dinner. Like from scratch. I'm not oblivious, I know I'm not a good cook. So, I found something easy and tasty that would satisfy the whole family. Enter Giada De Laurentiis and her yummy alfredo sauce.
Now, it should be known right off that bat that I loves me some creamy sauce. Team cream right here. I would NEVER EVEN THINK of getting red sauce with my pasta at a restaurant. I prefer white pizzas over traditional ones, and who the eff would choose Manhattan Clam Chowder over New England? I would seriously like to meet that person (because there is probably just one, how could there be more?) and ask WHY? NO, BUT REALLY, WHY? But I digress.
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (That's just crazy talk. I used the juice of 1 instead.)
12 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups grated Parmesan (I grated myself, because I'm cool like that)
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
Pinch freshly grated nutmeg (I just used what I had in the pantry. No fresh needed)
Salt and freshly ground white pepper (Ohhhh look at me all fancy schamancy with my white pepper. Yeah, just use black)
Stir 2 cups of the cream and the lemon juice in a heavy large skillet to blend. Add the butter and cook over medium heat just until the butter melts, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Add the remaining 1/2 cup of cream, and Parmesan to the cream sauce in the skillet. Add the lemon zest, nutmeg, salt, and white pepper. But the sauce on low heat until it thickens slightly, about 1 minute.
Fucking boom, guys. This alfredo sauce recipe is fabulous! I'm a sucker for lemon with pasta. There's just something about it. So I tossed some Burtoli mini raviolis into the sauce and added garlic bread and a tasty side salad. Jon said he would have rather had fettuccine instead of the raviolis, and he was probably right. But the sauce? Amazeballs. This will be my go-to alfredo sauce from now on.
Take that, June Cleaver! This bitch can do it all too!