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“From Real Simple Magazine April 2005 Fake It, Don't Make It. If you think Alfredo sauce - that divine mixture of butter, cheese, and cream - takes time and patience and is best left to those in white toques, this 15-minute recipe may change your mind.”

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  1. Place the salt in a large pot of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the fettuccine and cook according to the package directions for al dente.
  3. During the last 3 minutes of cooking, add the broccoli.
  4. Drain in a colander, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water; set aside.
  5. Place the butter in the pot, reduce heat to medium-low, and stir until melted.
  6. Add 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water, then stir in 1/3 cup of the Parmesan.
  7. Add the fettucine and broccoli and the cayenne and nutmeg; toss.
  8. Remove from heat and sprinkle with another 1/3 cup of the Parmesan and the pepper.
  9. Toss again, adding more pasta water if the fettuccine is too sticky.
  10. Serve in bowls and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan.

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