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fettuccine alfredo with vegetables

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Shannon Hinkle
Tucson, AZ

The photo shows the Fettucine sans broccoli. And the homemade sauce is super yummy and very rich. My husband gives it two thumbs up!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This homemade Alfredo sauce is rich, creamy, and very thick. We love the minced garlic flavor in the sauce. Adding broccoli, tomatoes, and green onions gives the heavy pasta dish a bit of freshness. You could even add chicken or shrimp to this dish too. An easy weeknight pasta dinner.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For fettuccine alfredo with vegetables

  • 1 pkg
    fettuccine noodles (12 oz)
  • homemade creamy Alfredo sauce (see below)
  • 2 bunch
    fresh broccoli
  • 1
    firm tomato
  • 2
    green onions
  • black pepper
  • fresh Parmesan cheese as a garnish
  • 1 stick
    butter or margarine equivalent
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 2 c
    mozzarella and Parmesan blend
  • 1 - 1 1/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 3 clove
    fresh garlic, minced
  • black pepper
  • 1/2

How To Make fettuccine alfredo with vegetables

Test Kitchen Tips
We boiled the broccoli for 5 minutes.
  • Draining cooked fettuccine.
    Cook noodles according to package directions, or if you're inclined to do so, make your own. When noodles are done drain well.
  • Cooking broccoli.
    Prepare fresh broccoli to be cooked. I always leave mine somewhat firm.
  • Preparing the additional veggies.
    Prepare your other veggies... dice tomato neatly and chop up green onion. If using fresh garlic, chop that up too.
  • Melting butter in a pot.
    For the sauce, melt butter/margarine first. I use Best Life buttery spread as it has no trans fat or hydrogenated oils.
  • Cream cheese and butter added to the butter.
    Then add in cream cheese and garlic.
  • Whisking ingredients together.
    Keep the heat on low to medium and stir constantly unless it will burn.
  • Sour cream and milk whisked in.
    Add in sour cream and milk and wait until everything is well melted together.
  • Cheese added to the Alfredo sauce.
    Then add the cheese.
  • Pepper and lemon added to the sauce.
    Once the cheese is thoroughly melted, add pepper to taste and a splash of lemon. Serve immediately.
  • Ingredients assembled on a plate.
    Pile noodles on a plate or in a bowl. Toss on broccoli and then cover with sauce. Sprinkle diced tomato and green onion on top. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice on and garnish with cheese. Yum!