Friday, July 25, 2014

Zucchini Fettucini with Alfredo Sauce

My Mom was a gadget junkie, and it was always fun to see what the latest gadget was in her cabinet, and how it worked.  She had some pretty good ones that did some amazing things. I am not as "gadgety" as my Mom… mostly because I usually forget that I had a special gadget to do that special task… and if I do remember, it would take me a half an hour to get it out of the spot I had so carefully put it so that I could have a place for it when I wasn't using it, and when I was done with it, it took me another half an hour, to clean it up and put it back.   But, with that being said, I do have the occasion when a gadget catches my eye and I want to try it out.  This little Native Spring Spiral slicer, aka Zucchini Linguini maker was one of those occasions.  I saw it on Amazon, and liked the idea of it, because I have been wanting to come up with more creative ways to eat my veggies as I mentioned in back in May.  So I ordered it, and have had some fun with it.  This is not a promotional, by the way…I'm just saying.

And now, I give you: "Zucchini Fettucini with Alfredo Sauce";  Zucchini Fettucini, Zucchini Linguini,   I like the sound of them.   Steve loved my Zucchini Linguini.  As I have mentioned before,  he is a vegetable lover so he's been enjoying my "brainstorming"of vegetables and some of the recipes I have come up with. This recipe was fun.  Textures are an important aspect to the enjoyment of food.  For some reason turning Zucchini or squash into the shape and texture of linguini type pasta makes it extra inviting in my mind.  So if you have a vegetable slicer that will give you're veggies a shape like this, pull it out for Zucchini and squash season.  If not, slice your veggies up the way you like, and follow the recipe from there.

Prepare your vegetables: Run the squashes and carrots through the spiral slicer.  Slice the mushrooms, dice the onions and mince the garlic.

Begin by sautéing the garlic in two tablespoons of butter.

Add onions and sauté.

Add the sliced mushrooms. and 2 Tablespoons of Olive oil.

Add Carrots,


and Yellow Squash.

......and stir

.....and saute until vegetables are tender but not over cooked.

See, its like Linguini... Spaghetti.... Fettucini; yum.

If desired, add  sliced chicken.

Place in a bowl and pour Alfredo sauce generously over the vegetables.

Stir together with fresh Basil or Parsley.

Serve as a side dish or a main dish.

Zucchini Linguini
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 small Zucchini cut like linguini
1 small Yellow Squash cut like linguini
1 small carrot shredded
1 small onion diced
8 oz of mushrooms diced
1 large clove garlic minced
1 or 2 leaves of fresh Basil or Parsley.
Sliced chicken breast (optional)

  1. Melt butter in a large sauce pan.
  2. Add minced garlic and sauté. 
  3.  Add Olive Oil into pan.
  4. Add Remaining ingredients one at a time and sauté gently until vegetables are tender.
  5. Place into a bowl and top with Alfredo sauce.
  6. Serve as individual servings accompanying a main dish, or add Chicken and serve as a main dish.

Alfredo Sauce
3 Tablespoons Butter
2 Tablespoons Flour
2 cups half and half
3/4 cup mozzarella or any white cheese
3/4 cup parmesan cheese grated


  1. In a medium Sauce pan, melt butter and stir in flour.
  2. Add Half and Half and whisk as you pour to keep the flour and butter well distributed.
  3. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Reduce heat and add cheeses. 
  5. Stir until well blended.
  6. Pour over pasta or vegetables.



  1. This looks to pretty to eat!!

    And I just might have to give this a try. My mom had lots of those fancy gadgets too and then she gave them to me and they sat in the cabinet forever and then one day, I just got rid of them, because I thought I would never use them. Sometimes, I wish I would have kept them, just cause. You know?

    Well, it looks like you have been rather busy. I love what you did to the couch and those pillows just added enough western to make it look rich and cozy!

    You go girl!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Pam!


  2. This looks delicious! You're making me hungry again :-)


  3. I have been wanting to tell you how amazing this looks Mom! What a brilliant idea! Such a satisfactory meal! And oh, how I love these pictures! You are so inspiring. Now I just need to finish my post that I started last week! See how you encourage me :) I keep checking back to your blog hoping to find a new post. I know I am so greedy….hehehe I love you….