If you like Fettuccine Alfredo, you will love fettuccine alfredo with broccoli! It’s the ultimate comfort food. And, if you have never made Alfredo sauce, I’ll show you just how easy it is to make homemade Alfredo sauce in just a few minutes.
Alfredo sauce is nothing more than a little butter, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and pepper, and it is quick and easy to prepare. In fact, after making it, you will be asking yourself why you have been using the jarred stuff. Now, Fettuccine Alfredo isn’t something you can eat every night. Unfortunately, it’s loaded with calories and fat, but every once in a while when you need a comforting bowl of pasta topped with a rich, creamy Alfredo sauce, this recipe fits the bill. I’ve added some nutritious broccoli to this recipe and some yummy Canadian bacon to change things up a bit. Of course, you could always replace the Canadian bacon with chicken or shrimp or even regular bacon and any of those combinations would be equally delicious!
I first made this easy fettuccine alfredo with broccoli over 20 years ago and took it to a potluck New Year’s Eve party. It was gone in a flash; everyone raved about it and all who ate it asked for the recipe. It’s that good! Easy fettuccine alfredo with broccoli is one of my “go-to” recipes and once you try it, I know it will become one of yours too!
If you like easy pasta recipes, like this one, you might also enjoy these delicious dishes: Easy Chicken Mushroom Marsala Pasta, Easy Mediterranean Fettuccine, and Spaghetti Pie.
The ingredients for fettuccine alfredo with broccoli include fresh broccoli, dried fettuccine, butter, Canadian bacon, heavy cream, freshly grated Parmesan cheese and ground black pepper.
How to make Easy Fettuccine Alfredo with Broccoli
To prepare fettuccine alfredo with broccoli, gather your ingredients and place broccoli in a large pot of boiling water over medium-high heat. Cook three minutes and remove with a slotted spoon. Drain and set aside.
Add the fettuccine to the boiling water and follow the package directions to cook it al-dente. Drain.
While the fettuccine is cooking add the butter to a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the Canadian bacon and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add the broccoli and cook 1 minute or until heated.
Add the heavy cream, parmesan cheese, and pepper and combine. Add the fettuccine and toss until everything is combined. Serve immediately.