Posted: 4:14 pm Thursday, January 18th, 2018
There’s no better way to start 2018 than with some pasta, right? Sure, most people aim to eat less pasta in the new year, but not me. This year I decided I’m going to eat all the pasta! And learn how to make some new recipes, too. In the past, I would have backed away from the thought of cooking something new, let alone complicated. Naturally, I would assume it’d be too time consuming and that I would mess it up, of course. But this year I’m determined to make my wildest pasta dreams a reality!
But in all honesty, my resolution isn’t to over-indulge in pasta, because that’ll certainly get out of hand and go straight to my belly. As I get older, I just find myself wanting to learn new skills- ones that I can use for the rest of my life. Cooking seems to be the most adult-ish skill I could learn, besides balancing a check book, so I figured now’s the perfect time to take on the task. I hope to have a solid repertoire of recipes under my belt by the end of 2018. Is anyone else in the same boat?
Making this recipe was super easy, hence the name “Easy Linguine Alfredo.” It didn’t turn out 100% perfect the first time around, but the more I make it, the more expert I’ve become. Pretty soon I’ll get so good at cooking pasta that I’ll be one step closer to hosting that fancy dinner party I’ve always dreamed of. On the guest list would be all my favorite celebrities: Ina Garten, Kanye West, and Millie Bobby Brown, of course. Or just the entire cast of Stranger Things, that would be ideal. Or maybe I’ll start small and just invite my mom and some friends. We’ll see how this all goes. Well, enough about my fantasy dinner party scenario, and back to this pasta recipe.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- ½ package of linguine pasta
- 3 table spoons of butter
- 3 tablespoons of flour
- 1 ½ cups of milk
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese
- Salt and Pepper
Step 1: In a pot of boiling water, start making your pasta! Add your linguine and a pinch of salt.
Step 2: In a separate large pan, add 3 tablespoons of butter and set to medium/low heat.
Step 3: Once the butter has melted a bit, add the flour and whisk until smooth.
Step 4: At this point a roux should have formed, and you can now slowly add the milk.
Don’t forget the salt and pepper!
Step 5: Check on your pasta. Give it a good stir so it won’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
Step 6: Increase the heat to medium/high, and begin adding your parmesan cheese. Continue whisking throughout this whole process to assure there are no lumps.
Step 7: Drain your pasta, and then add it to the Alfredo mixture.
Step 8: Toss the pasta around in the sauce and gently put it on the plate.
Step 9: Garnish with some parsley and serve.
Now some close-ups of the final product!