Fettuccine alfredo w/ leeks

I found this recipe off GIF recipes on reddit. My fiance and I made it and it is so freaking amazing! We couldn’t stop eating it, although we were full.


Cooking Time (Includes Preparation Time): 45 Minutes
Add a sprinkling of salt to the pasta water when boiling the pasta.

Feeds: 4 People
4 Leeks

450g of Fettuccine (1lb of pasta. We used fresh packaged pasta)

175g Salted Butter (6ounces. I know. I never said this was healthy! :-P)

200g Parmesan (7ounces)



Firstly, cook your fettuccine according to the packet instructions.

While your pasta is cooking, slice your leeks into discs and add them to a frying pan with 50g knob of butter. Cook these on a medium heat until the leeks are smooth and silky, then remove them from the pan and set aside.

Take 450ml of your pasta water and pour half of it into the same pan you used to cook the leeks. Add your remaining butter and cook on a low heat, whisking together until the butter has melted. Then, add 150g of your parmesan, continuing to whisk until it has a sauce-like consistency.

At this point, add your cooked fettuccine. Toss through the sauce is with some tongs. Keep tossing until it is nice and creamy. At this point, add leeks along with a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Toss everything in, adding splashes of pasta water to keep it loose.

Plate it up, sprinkle your remaining parmesan on top and get stuck in.