Fettuccine with
Butter and Cheese

8 first-course servings; 4 main-course servings


Fettuccine with Butter and CheeseUse freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiono for the best flavor in this pasta dish, which takes moments to make.


Bring to a rolling boil in a large pot:
6 quarts water
2 tablespoons salt

Add and cook until tender but firm:
1-1/4 pounds fresh fettuccine
   or tagliatelle, or 1 pound dried

Drain and toss the hot pasta with:
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter,
   softened, or 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1-1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese

Season with:
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Serve immediately.


Less Buttery Butter
and Cheese Sauce

Boil 1-1/2 cups Chicken Stock, until reduced by half. Stir in 3 tablespoons unsalted butter. Meanwhile, prepare Fettuccine with Butter and Cheese. Toss the stock mixture with the hot pasta and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste.

Buy the Book!


Joy of Cooking
All About Pasta & Noodles

By Irma S. Rombauer,
Marion Rombauer Becker & Ethan Becker
Simon & Schuster, Inc., October 2000
Hardback, 128 pages, $19.95
150 photographs; 100 in full color
ISBN: 0-7432-0211-2
Recipe reprinted by permission.


Joy of Cooking
All About Pasta & Noodles



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