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Fettuccine Recipes That Go Way Beyond Alfredo

Move over, Alfredo. (And then come back, because we'll always love you.)

When most Americans hear the word "fettuccine," they immediately think "Alfredo." While fettuccine Alfredo -- that simple, creamy, buttery pasta -- is one of the world's best comfort foods, it's not fettuccine's only trick. Fettuccine, which in Italian means "little ribbons," tastes great with many sauces. Pesto is perfect for coating the wide, flat noodles, as are tomato-based sauces. One of the noodle's best assets is, indeed, its wide surface area, which holds onto sauce like a charm.

Fettuccine is a noodle that has stood the test of time. According to Barilla, it's one of the oldest shapes of pasta and also one of the most common. It's easier to make at home than other noodles, because you basically just need to cut dough into strips -- unlike forming more difficult shapes, like cavatelli, for example.

Whether you're making fresh fettucine or using the store-bought kind, spice up your pasta routine by trying some recipes that have nothing to do with Alfredo. Then return to the classic, because fettuccine Alfredo will always deserve your love.

Here are 21 ways to get more fettuccine in your life.

1
Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo
Delish Knowledge
Get the Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo recipe from Delish Knowledge
2
Fettuccine With Seared Tomatoes, Spinach And Burrata
Garnish With Lemon
3
Easy One Pan Fettuccine Alfredo
Number 2 Pencil
Get the Easy One Pan Fettuccine Alfredo recipe from Number 2 Pencil
4
Creamy Tomato And Crab Fettuccine
Bev Cooks
5
Fettuccine With Spinach Pesto
Martha Stewart
Get the Fettuccine With Spinach Pesto recipe from Martha Stewart
6
Buffalo Chicken Fettuccine
FoodieCrush
Get the Buffalo Chicken Fettuccine recipe from FoodieCrush
7
Fettuccine With Creamy Tomato Italian Sausage Sauce
Simply Recipes
8
Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo
Gimme Some Oven
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9
Chicken And Vegetable Fettuccine In A Light Cream Sauce
Bev Cooks
10
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts And Bacon Fettuccine Alfredo
Half Baked Harvest
11
Grilled Corn And Tomato Fettuccine
How Sweet It Is
Get the Grilled Corn And Tomato Fettuccine recipe from How Sweet It Is
12
Meyer Lemon Fettuccine
FoodieCrush
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13
20 Minute Sriracha Lime And Creamy Cashew Fettuccine
Half Baked Harvest
14
Creamy Pea And Fresh Herb Fettuccine
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Creamy Pea And Fresh Herb Fettuccine recipe from A Beautiful Mess
15
Roasted Red Pepper Fettuccine With Creamy Feta Sauce
Laughing Spatula
16
Baked Champagne Cream Sauce Fettuccine With Truffle Oil
Half Baked Harvest
17
Fettuccine With Roasted Garlic Sauce
Food52
Get the Fettuccine With Roasted Garlic Sauce recipe by Riley Wofford from Food52
18
Butter-less Alfredo With Peas
Minimalist Baker
Get the Butter-less Alfredo With Peas recipe from Minimalist Baker
19
Baked Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo
How Sweet It Is
Get the Baked Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo recipe from How Sweet It Is
20
Fettuccine With Sausage And Kale
Pass The Sushi
Get the Fettuccine With Sausage And Kale recipe from Pass The Sushi
21
Fettuccine With Peas, Asparagus And Pancetta
Annie's Eats

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