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Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo

This versatile side dish is a variation of a recipe I've had for years. Instead of broccoli, you can use green beans, carrots or your family's favorite vegetable. You can even add cubed cooked chicken and turn it into a main dish.—Robin Stevens, Cadiz, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) fettuccine
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen broccoli
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring 1 in. of water and broccoli to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in Parmesan cheese and broccoli.
  • Drain fettuccine; top with the broccoli mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 428 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • Appy_Girl
    Jul 3, 2020

    There should be no reason to buy jarred Alfredo sauce again. My sauce was done in no time at all . I wanted extra sauce so I used a. Extra Tbs of flour, more mill and piped the cheese to 1/3 cup. Salt and pepper to taste. From Now on it’s fresh for me. Most excellent and plenty thick enough to stick to the pasta . VFE

  • DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina
    Jan 12, 2020

    Good, family friendly easy recipe. We added mushrooms and chicken.

  • cabinlady1
    Apr 18, 2015

    I didn't like it at all. Sauce was very bland.

  • Orbs
    Mar 8, 2015

    Thank you, Robin, for sharing your delicious recipe. Instead of parmesan, I used a mixture of grated cheddar, mozzarella, and goat cheese.

  • MissCarol44
    Feb 20, 2015

    One good thing if a recipe is as simple as this, you can jazz it up with whatever you and/or your family likes.Good basic recipe.

  • dcRN311
    Feb 10, 2015

    SO GOOD. I took a lot of different peoples suggestions and made it my own.. Used almond milk, 2/3 cups of parmesan, added salt and pepper, and a dash of oregano and basil leaves. Also put plainly grilled diced chicken to the mix :O Nom. Nom. Nom!

  • daisy777
    Sep 11, 2011

    Simple meal! Very plain though. I added salt and pepper to taste, 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese plus extra for more taste instead of 1/4 cup, 1 tbs. of crushed garlic, and a tsp. of ground nutmeg. Next time I'll add chicken to complete the meal.

  • FACSteacher
    Aug 1, 2011

    Made this for lunch today and it was pretty good. I added too much flour because 1 T seemed like too little to me, once it was in the saucepan with the butter. I was wrong!! I will use the correct amount next time! I used fat free half and half instead of milk and will definitely do that again. The sauce was nice and velvety, more so than it would have been with plain milk. I also plan on adding some minced garlic with the butter next time. All in all, it was quick and tasty!

  • julieh82
    Jul 5, 2011

    a little bland..but i add extra parm. to make up for it

  • mnaso88
    Jan 31, 2011

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