Every so often you simply have to splurge on something rich and creamy. It’s simply comfort food that you are craving – and this not only fills that desire, but is simple and fairly quick to make as well.
To begin, start a pot of water for your pasta to cook. Cook the pasta while you make the sauce. You will need 1 pound of fettuccine. I like to use half regular and half spinach fettuccine. *Reserve a little of the pasta water when you drain it. Set aside.
In a saucepan, melt a stick of butter and toss in 2 cloves of minced garlic. Let it simmer on low until the garlic is just tender.
Whisk in a cup of heavy cream or half & half.
Add in 3 tablespoons of cream cheese, and let this begin melting.
Add in a half teaspoon or so each of salt, pepper and fresh nutmeg.
Toss in a tablespoon of parsley.
And then melt in a cup of shredded Parmesan cheese.
Place your cooked pasta in a serving bowl, and pour the sauce all over. Toss it together with a little extra Parmesan.
*If you find that the sauce is too thick, stir in a little of the reserved pasta water to thin it.