Fettuccine with Truffle Sauce and Asparagus

Fettuccine with Truffle Sauce and Asparagus

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I love Italian food and making my own pasta. This Fettuccine with Truffle Sauce and Asparagus is a perfect second course (Primi) for a traditional Italian meal. Or served as a side dish with shrimp or steak.

Serving Fettuccine with Asparagus and Shrimp

(Post modified on 2/3/23.)

This truffle sauce is basically an Alfredo Sauce flavored with luxurious black summer truffles, which is so decadent and yummy.

Make your own pasta or buy your favorite brand. If using dried pasta, I recommend buying De Cecco.

 

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Ingredients for Fettuccine with Truffle Sauce and Asparagus

(See the full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

  • Fettuccine – dried or Homemade
  • bunch of fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-3″ pieces
  • butter
  • shallots
  • garlic clove
  • cream cheese
  • half and half cream
  • black summer truffle pate
  • Parmesan cheese
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • freshly grated nutmeg

 

Instructions for Preparing This Recipe

Recipe for Homemade PastaThis sauce will not take long to make, so if you are preparing fresh pasta, you’ll want to have it pressed out and drying.

Impress your guests by making your own pasta. You will not be disappointed, and in fact, you will be amazed at how simple and satisfying it is to make fresh pasta. It’s truly a joy and those eating it will notice and appreciate it. See my Homemade Pasta Recipe Here. 

 

Prepare the Ingredients

As always, gather your ingredients so you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.  Mince the shallots and garlic. Grate the Parmesan cheese. Set aside until ready to use.

Preparing the AsparagusTrim and cut the fresh asparagus into 2-3″ pieces. Place the asparagus in a bowl with 2 tablespoons water. Heat in a microwave for 6-8 minutes until tender. Sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside until ready to use.

 

Make the Truffle Sauce

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Saute the shallots and garlic until tender, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in cream cheese and whisk until smooth. Pour in the half and half in three parts, stirring well each time.

Add the Black Summer Truffle Pate and continue stirring until the sauce reaches the desired thickness.

Black Truffle Paste

Here in the United States, if you want anything with truffles, you’ll probably have to purchase it online or possibly at a high-end grocer. I tried this Black Summer Truffle Pate and was impressed with how it flavored this Alfredo sauce. A little goes a long way, so try it in small amounts and then add more as needed. 

Once opened you’ll need to use this pate within 10-14 days stored in the refrigerator. Other ways to use it are in scrambled eggs, potato or pasta dishes, with cheese and crackers, or to make truffle butter to spread on bread or in other dishes.

Of course, if you have the opportunity to use fresh truffles, please use them instead!

Making the Alfredo Sauce with Truffle PateRemove the pan from heat and stir in the grated Parmesan and freshly grated nutmeg. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cover with a lid and keep warm while preparing the pasta.

Prepare Fettuccine as directed in a pot of boiling water with 1 tablespoon kosher salt.

Fresh pasta does not take as long to cook, so if using fresh fettuccine, cook it in boiling water for 3-4 minutes until it reaches al-dente.

Serving Fettuccine with a Hard BreadAdd the prepared asparagus and cooked pasta to the truffle sauce. Stir to cover in sauce. Serve warm with a hard, crusty bread.

Byron Pinot Noir - Julia's VineyardWine Recommendation: Serve this Fettuccine dish with a light merlot or pinot noir, such as Byon’s Pinot Noir from Julia’s Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley, California.

A Special Note about Truffle Sauce

Italia Black Summer Truffle Alfredo SauceWhile this recipe is truly delicious, if you’re unable to find or purchase the suggested truffle pate, I can also recommend using this Black Summer Truffle Alfredo Sauce by Italia. It can be hard to locate, but I have purchased some at Walmart, and you might also find it at Sam’s Club. It wasn’t very expensive and it had a very nice truffle flavor.

Learn more about my Traditional Italian Meal Here. See more Italian Dinner Recipes Here.  Browse Side Dishes Here.

 

Recipe for Fettuccine with Truffle Sauce and Asparagus - Traditional Italian Dinner

Fettuccine with Truffle Sauce and Asparagus

This Fettuccine with Truffle Sauce and Asparagus is a perfect second course (Primi) for a traditional Italian meal. Or served as a side dish with boiled shrimp or steak. So yummy! 
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Black Summer Truffle Pate, Homemade Alfredo Sauce, Homemade Pasta, Pasta, Primo, Truffles
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 
 

Instructions

Prepare the Ingredients

  • This sauce will not take long to make, so if you are preparing fresh pasta, you'll want to have it pressed out and drying.
    As always, gather your ingredients so you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. 
  • Mince the shallots and garlic. Grate the Parmesan cheese. Set aside until ready to use.
  • Trim and cut the fresh asparagus into 2-3" pieces. Place the asparagus in a glass bowl with 2 tablespoons water. Heat in a microwave for 6-8 minutes until tender. Sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside until ready to use.

Make the Truffle Sauce

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Saute the shallots and garlic until tender, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in cream cheese and whisk until smooth. Pour in the half and half in three parts, stirring well each time.
  • Add the Black Summer Truffle Pate and continue stirring until the sauce reaches the desired thickness.
  • Remove the pan from heat and stir in the grated Parmesan. Season with kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and freshly grated nutmeg. Cover to keep warm while the pasta cooks.

Prepare Fettuccine

  • Prepare Fettuccine as directed in a pot of boiling water with 1 tablespoon kosher salt.
    Fresh pasta does not take as long to cook, so if using homemade fettuccine, cook it in boiling water for 3-4 minutes until it reaches al-dente.
  • Add the prepared asparagus and cooked pasta to the truffle sauce. Stir to cover in sauce. Serve warm with a hard, crusty bread. Serves 4.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.

Nutrition

Calories: 1146kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 69g | Saturated Fat: 40g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 271mg | Sodium: 1625mg | Potassium: 766mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3007IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 676mg | Iron: 5mg
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2 thoughts on “Fettuccine with Truffle Sauce and Asparagus”

    • Hi Samantha, I suppose you could use truffle oil instead of the pate, although I’m not sure how it will turn out. I would suggest using it sparingly to begin and go from there. The truffle flavor in this dish should not be overpowering. Hope that helps. Thanks for stopping by. ~ Deborah

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