Its All About Alfredo

The Creation & Origin Of Alfredo Sauce

Serving fettuccine with butter and cheese was first documented in the 15th-century, however, the modern fettuccine that we know and now love only came to fruition in the late 19th century! Created by Alfredo Di Lelio, Fettuccine gained popularity around the globe during the early 20th century tourists as the recipe made its way west! By the 1920s, the news of fettuccine had spread far and wide as it was discovered by American travelers, travel guidebooks, magazines, and more! Now that we know how fettuccine alfredo came to be, let’s learn more about some of the health facts & some unconventional uses for alfredo!

Health Facts

Saturated Fats

In addition being high in saturated fat, a serving of fettuccine Alfredo contains 10 mg of cholesterol. This accounts for 3.3 percent of the recommended cholesterol limit of 300 grams per day. One serving also contains 1,280 mg of sodium. The American Heart Association advises a limit of 1,500 mg of sodium per day for most people. -Nutritional Facts for Fettuccine Alfredo

Alfredo Sauce is known to be on the heavier side so it is normally recommended to go with smaller portions!

Protein

Fettuccine Alfredo is an excellent source of protein. This can be beneficial for athletes, bodybuilders, or any individuals who need a large intake of carbs, proteins, fats. in short, protein creates energy which can help give you the fuel to get through any strenuous activity or day.

Typical Ingredients

While there are a variety of different ways to create alfredo sauce, here is one of the most common recipes:

  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper

Interested Recipes To Try With Alfredo

Alfredo Sauce goes well beyond just pasta! Alfredo can be utilized with a bunch of different recipes! For more information find a recipe that you like, and click the link to learn more – or view all of the recipes here!

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