I’ve been wanting to show you how to make pasta for quite some time now. Mostly because I have yet to see a real good video tutorial that shows you, step by step, exactly how to do it. So I put together this “fool proof” recipe that will teach you how to make the dough, understand it’s texture and know for sure when it is ready. Once you understand this concept, you will make great pasta. With out it, you will fail and most likely end up frustrated or, worse, possibly end up hating the whole procedure altogether But the fact is, fresh pasta tastes 10 times better than dehydrated and once you see how easy this is you’ll never go back.
Another great thing about this recipe and the way I show you how to make pasta is that you can freeze the noodles in bunch’s or the dough in bulk. And if you want to defeat the purpose of making fresh pasta, in the first place, you can hang the noodles out on a rack and let them dry, if you want, when they’re done.
My How to make Pasta video
This, “How to make Pasta” video recipe will show you how to make Ravioli or Lasagna Noodle sheets first, then Fettuccine and Angel Hair Pasta. If you’re interested in some of my sauce recipes for these noodles check out my Alfredo Sauce(Olive Garden’s), Lobster Ravioli Sauce and my Alfredo and Cheese Sauce.
How to make Pasta Ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 tsp olive oil
1 pinch Salt
Add a few drops of water, to the dough, as needed and knead the dough for 5 to 8 minutes before rolling it out into sheets and cutting out the noodles. The pasta only needs to be cooked for a few minutes in seasoned boiling water before serving. But be sure to watch my video, How to make Pasta – Ravioli Sheets, Fettuccine and Angel Hair Pasta, so that you will understand exactly what to do.
This Garlic Parmesan Chicken recipe is very simple and delicious. It can be made with white or dark meat, breaded or bare, pan fried or baked. It’s entirely up to you. This recipe is even good over wings and chicken legs if you’re just looking for a side dish. The point is, Garlic Parmesan Chicken is so versatile it can practically be done anyway you want to cook it. I even use these exact same ingredients over Brussels Sprouts, it’s that good.
The way I like Garlic Parmesan Chicken
My personal favorite way to cook this recipe is with chicken thigh meat cut into small pieces. In fact, that’s how I like my Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo. Cooking the chicken this way just adds so much more depth to the pasta and sauce. So I highly recommend you add your Garlic Parmesan Chicken to your favorite noodles. You can check out my Alfredo recipe HERE if you’d like. Of course when I say “my” I mean The Olive Gardens! 😉
2 Boneless Chicken Breasts
2 tbsp Olive Oil
6 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
2 tbsp Salted Butter (optional)
Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste
The instructions in my Garlic Parmesan Chicken video recipe tutorial is very easy to follow. However, I don’t use any butter in the cooking, though it’s clearly in the ingredients as an option. I do this for health reasons. For me the Olive Oil is enough but the added butter does make this dish taste even better. So consider adding it if it’s something you would normally do to make your Garlic Parmesan Chicken perfect.
Here is the Alfredo and Cheese Sauce I promised and it is so good. You’re probably going to be shocked when you see how it’s made but I’m certain that if you try it, you’ll be even more bewildered but amazed. I will admit that I was a bit bored when I came up with this idea but when I served this up to the wife and kids, we couldn’t stop eating it. So basically what I’ve done is taken a classic Italian Sauce recipe(French technically), Alfredo, and I’ve turned it into a true “Poor Man’s” recipe by adding an ingredient that will just blow your mind. Which is exactly what I do here, right? So let’s get crackin’!
Alfredo Cheese Sauce is Amazing
Believe it or not, the secret ingredient for this Alfredo Cheese sauce is Macaroni and Cheese Powder! And as you can see from the picture above, there’s nothing poor about this recipe. It’s rich, it’s creamy and the Fettuccine is perfectly cooked to Al dente. The only other thing you could add to make this sauce better, honestly, is Sriracha. I started squeezing that stuff over my Mac and Cheese a few years ago and it didn’t stop with this. I also love this dish with Garlic Parmesan Chicken, which is my next video recipe by the way, or with seafood twist; shrimp and scallops. Either way, I am certain you’re going to find this recipe dreadfully delightful! 😉
Also be sure to Check out the Olive Gardens Alfredo Sauce if you’re needing a more detailed tutorial on the basics of this sauce. I’m also plugging my Hawaiian Mac Salad recipe in case you need ideas for your left over Macaroni from the cheese box. You’ll see what I mean in the Alfredo and Cheese Sauce video below.
Alfredo and Cheese Sauce Ingredients:
1 Garlic Clove, chopped
1/4 cup Fresh Parmesan Cheese, grated
1/4 cup Dehydrated Parmesan Cheese
1 cup Whipping Cream
1 pinch of Salt
1/4 tsp White Pepper
Add this for Cheese Sauce
1/4 cup Whipping Cream or Milk
1 Mac and Cheese Powder Packet
Don’t let the ingredients fool you if you are doubting this recipe. This Alfredo Cheese Sauce tastes absolutely amazing and don’t forget the Sriracha if you’ve got some.