Thursday, December 31, 2020

Garlicky Christmas Fettucine #Food'nFlix

Fettucine alfredo is one of the topmost favorites of my kids. It is simple, creamy, and divine. I made the same with a simple twist for a reason. This post is for Food'nFlix, where we watch a film picked for the month and make something inspired out of the movie. This month's movie is "The Holiday". Debra of Eliot'seats is hosting this event for the month. Thanks, Debra! It is good romantic movie. There are food and drink moments in the movie which makes it perfect for the holiday season. What is a holiday without food, drink, and movies? It revolves around two women, Amanda and Iris, who swap their homes for the holidays just to get out of their partners out of their mind with whom they broke up. But they also find better partners. 

There are quite a few food that appears in the movie, and of course lots of booze too. Amanda, parks her car and says that she needs a drink. She drinks wine straight from the bottle in the supermarket, and also buys bread, cheese, cookies, olives, and nuts too. Iris gives a ride to Arthur and in his home, his lunch is there on the table - a sandwich, salad, soup, and iced tea. Also Iris hosts a Hanukkah party in Amanda's home. There are many food out there which I can't say clearly, but Miles complements her for the brisket and chocolate covered macaroons. When Miles was sad that his girl friend was cheating on him, Iris tried to cheer him up by saying that she would make Christmas fettucine. Coincidentally, Amanda was having a bowl of fettucine in Rosehill Cottage. Miles says that Iris hasn't finished her spicy tuna in a sushi bar. Iris and Miles drink tea when he plays Piano. There are scenes where they drink - Iris's office party, Amanda and Graham after they met, pub scene, Iris's party, and New Year eve party and Iris's home. Also, Graham makes hot cocoa for his girls with five marshmallows on each, and Amanda has a milk moustache after having hers, the girls giggling. That's one happy scene which was apt for the winter and holiday season that prompted me to share the Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs earlier.

The name fettucine clearly rings a bell as it is one that can bring comfort when you are sad. I don't know how to say, it is a simple dish, yet it can elevate the mood, brings calmness and comfort. As I said it's my kids favorite too. They love to order this when we go out. The name "Christmas" fettucine was fun to hear. So I added some sautéed red and green bell peppers, broccoli with garlic. The veggies represent the red and green colors of Christmas on a snowy white creamy garlicky alfredo sauce. 


Fettucine - 8 oz

For the sauce:

Whole milk - 1/2 cup

Heavy cream - 1/2 cup

Butter - 1 tbsp

Garlic - 1 tbsp

Flour - 1 tbsp

Salt and pepper for seasoning

Parsley - 3/4 tsp, dried

Parmesan cheese - 1/2 cup

For veggies

Broccoli - 3 cups

Red and green bell peppers - 3 cups

Butter - 1 tbsp

Garlic - 1 tsp, chopped fine

Salt - 1/4 tsp

Pepper - 1/4 tsp

Chili flakes - 1/2 tsp


Heat a tbsp of butter. Add the peppers and broccoli. Sauté till tender crisp. Add the salt, pepper, and chili flakes. Sauté for a couple minutes and set aside.

Cook pasta according to package instructions and set aside. In another pan, heat the butter. Sauté garlic for a minute. Add the flour and coat nicely. Add the milk and stir thoroughly so as no lumps are formed. Add the cream, season with a little salt and pepper. Simmer for 3-5 minutes. Stir in the parmesan. Switch off the flame. Add the cooked fettucine and coat with sauce. Sprinkle parsley.

Scoop the noodles into a bowl, top with the veggies. Sprinkle with parsley,chili flakes, and parmesan if preferred. Serve.


  1. Happy New Year! Here's to 2021!!!! I hope it lives up to our collective expectations. Love the pasta---so festive. Thanks for making a second dish!

  2. I have never heard of Christmas fettucine, but I love the idea of it. Not sure I could talk my family into that tradition. Maybe one year...

    1. Me too! Just made it up from basic fettucine alfredo after watching the movie. It's delicious!

  3. Loving the veggies you put in this dish....Hope you join us next month. I have chosen the film, Simply Irresistable.