The first meal I learned how to make from my grandma is a delicious Fettuccine Alfredo with the perfect amount of chicken. A beneficial factor about this dish is the proportions. There is no limit on how much or how little pasta you can make the only difference is the time it takes. This meal is perfect for an evening in or a large group of people. My family and I can eat this dish without leaving leftovers, and the same goes for when I cook it for my roommates and I. Enjoy!
Turn on the stove and boil 6 cups of water. At the same time, slice the chicken breasts into equal-sized cubes. Add seasoning, I use a pinch of salt and pepper and set aside.
When the noodles are fully cooked, place the strainer in the sink and pour them in. Allow a couple of seconds to pass to prevent getting water everywhere. Off of the stove, add Alfredo sauce to the large pot then put in the cooked noodles. Check the chicken and make sure it is fully cooked.
Once water is boiling (bubbles rushing), add a couple of salt pinches to the water and pour in the noodles. Occasionally stir every minute to make sure they don’t stick to the bottom of the pan. As the noodles are cooking, heat a medium-sized pan on medium heat with cooking spray and Montreal steak seasoning, big enough to put about half the chicken. I usually cook half the chicken at a time to keep track of how all of the pieces cook. Place chicken on the pan and let cook for about 11 minutes with frequent rotation.
Once all ingredients are cooked, combine them into the large pot over low-medium heat and wait for the sauce to simmer. Add 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and turn off the heat. Pasta is now ready to serve!
17.6 ounce bag of Pasta noodles (any noodle works, Large pot
check boxes for different times) Pam cooking spray
2 Chicken breasts Mixing spoon and tongs
12 ounces Alfredo sauce Strainer
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
Montreal steak seasoning (optional)
Step it up a notch:
Start by turning on the oven to broil around 400 degrees.
Next, pour noodles in an oven safe dish and add a layer of mozzarella cheese on the top.
Finally, place dish in the oven and watch until you get your preferred amount of cooked cheese.
Alfredo sauce $1.99 at Target
Box of pasta noodles- $1.29 at Target
2 chicken breasts- $2.99 at Target
Parmesan cheese- .95 cents at Target
Total cost- $7.22
Since I’m living with roommates, we split the costs this delicious meal costs each of us $1.80 with leftovers. Learning how to make inexpensive meals benefits your monthly expenses by saving money. Using methods like planning ahead meals to make, such as this one with a low cost to lower the price of your grocery run.
For someone who doesn’t like meat, broccoli, zucchini, and cauliflower are great supplements that still taste great. Seafood is another excellent source of protein to add, my favorite being buttered shrimp.
Homemade garlic bread-
When we run out of garlic bread, I retreat to a simple and easy way to make garlic bread.
First, butter a piece of toast and put it in the toaster for a however long you would like. Next, when done, sprinkle garlic salt on both sides and it’s done!
If you want more components, try adding bacon, it adds rich flavors and a crunch.
Throw a cooked pasta noodle on a wooden cabinet if it sticks its cooked!
If new at cooking meat, take it to slow using small amounts and make sure it is cooked through.
When checking to see if the chicken is cooked, I cut one in half and make sure there’s no pink meat.