Delicious Instant Pot Alfredo

Have you ever wondered how Alfredo sauce came to be? If you’re quirky like me, then you’ve sat motionless in deep thought on the couch or in your car prior to running your errands and pondered how Alfredo sauce came to be. I really enjoy diving in and learning the history of things. Before we dive into a plate of delicious Instant Pot Afredo, let’s take time to dive into the history of this classic Italian American dish?

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The story goes that around the year 1914 was a man by the name of Alfredo di Lelio. Alfredo was trying to create a new recipe to please his pregnant wife (awwww!). From his efforts he combined parmesan cheese and butter and poured that over fettuccine noodles. His new creation was loved by his wife so much that Alfredo di Lelio opened a restaurant in Italy where he served his fettuccine alfredo dish.

In time, di Lelio made the trek across the ocean and arrived in New York city. There he opened another restaurant and called it “Pasta al Burro,” which translates to “pasta with butter.”

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What about the cream? Well, I’m not entirely sure how the cream was added to the dish. In Italy, the cream is not generally used because it is considered to be too heavy. It is my opinion that the cream is part of the Americanized version of the original dish. This dish was enjoyed mostly by lower-income families because it was a cheap dish to prepare, yet it was filling and wholesome. However, over the years this classic dish has been adapted by all classes and enjoyed by most.

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Now it’s time to pull out the Instant Pot and get to making one of the easiest and most delicious recipes out there! Whether you have a large family or just starting your family, you’ll be amazed by not only the taste, but you’ll also have plenty of leftovers. This recipe is also kid tested and approved! Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

2 cups heavy cream

½ cup butter

¼ cup cream cheese

1 cup parmesan cheese

1 tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

1 package Fettuccine noodles

1 cup chicken broth

Directions:

1) Combine all ingredients into the Instant Pot except the cream cheese and parmesan cheese.

2) Lock the lid into place and turn the pressure valve to sealing. Cook on high pressure using manual for 6 minutes, let pressure naturally release.

3) Remove the lid and stir in cream cheese and parmesan cheese until melted. Serve while warm.

Enjoy!

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Delicious Instant Pot Alfredo

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup cream cheese
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • Fettuccine noodles
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into the Instant Pot except the cream cheese and parmesan cheese.  

  2. Lock the lid into place and turn the pressure valve to sealing. Cook on high pressure using manual for 6 minutes, let pressure naturally release.

  3. Remove the lid and stir in cream cheese and parmesan cheese until melted. Serve while warm.

With Whiz,

7 Comments on “Delicious Instant Pot Alfredo”

  1. HISTORY OF ALFREDO DI LELIO CREATOR IN 1908 OF “FETTUCCINE ALL’ALFREDO” (“FETTUCCINE ALFREDO”), NOW SERVED BY HIS NEPHEW INES DI LELIO, AT THE RESTAURANT “IL VERO ALFREDO” – “ALFREDO DI ROMA” IN ROME, PIAZZA AUGUSTO IMPERATORE 30

    With reference to your article I have the pleasure to tell you the history of my grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, who is the creator of “Fettuccine all’Alfredo” (“Fettuccine Alfredo”) in 1908 in the “trattoria” run by his mother Angelina in Rome, Piazza Rosa (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi). This “trattoria” of Piazza Rosa has become the “birthplace of fettuccine all’Alfredo”.
    More specifically, as is well known to many people who love the “fettuccine all’Alfredo”, this famous dish in the world was invented by Alfredo Di Lelio concerned about the lack of appetite of his wife Ines, who was pregnant with my father Armando (born February 26, 1908).
    Alfredo di Lelio opened his restaurant “Alfredo” in 1914 in Rome and in 1943, during the war, he sold the restaurant to others outside his family.
    In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio decided to reopen with his son Armando his restaurant in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 “Il Vero Alfredo” (“Alfredo di Roma”), whose fame in the world has been strengthened by his nephew Alfredo and that now managed by me, with the famous “gold cutlery” (fork and spoon gold) donated in 1927 by two well-known American actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks (in gratitude for the hospitality).
    See the website of “Il Vero Alfredo” (also for franchising news).
    I must clarify that other restaurants “Alfredo” in Rome do not belong and are out of my brand “Il Vero Alfredo – Alfredo di Roma”.
    I inform you that the restaurant “Il Vero Alfredo –Alfredo di Roma” is in the registry of “Historic Shops of Excellence” of the City of Rome Capitale.
    Best regards Ines Di Lelio

    IN ITALIANO

    STORIA DI ALFREDO DI LELIO, CREATORE DELLE “FETTUCCINE ALL’ALFREDO” (“FETTUCCINE ALFREDO”), E DELLA SUA TRADIZIONE FAMILIARE PRESSO IL RISTORANTE “IL VERO ALFREDO” (“ALFREDO DI ROMA”) IN PIAZZA AUGUSTO IMPERATORE A ROMA

    Con riferimento al Vostro articolo ho il piacere di raccontarVi la storia di mio nonno Alfredo Di Lelio, inventore delle note “fettuccine all’Alfredo” (“Fettuccine Alfredo”).
    Alfredo Di Lelio, nato nel settembre del 1883 a Roma in Vicolo di Santa Maria in Trastevere, cominciò a lavorare fin da ragazzo nella piccola trattoria aperta da sua madre Angelina in Piazza Rosa, un piccolo slargo (scomparso intorno al 1910) che esisteva prima della costruzione della Galleria Colonna (ora Galleria Sordi).
    Il 1908 fu un anno indimenticabile per Alfredo Di Lelio: nacque, infatti, suo figlio Armando e videro contemporaneamente la luce in tale trattoria di Piazza Rosa le sue “fettuccine”, divenute poi famose in tutto il mondo. Questa trattoria è “the birthplace of fettuccine all’Alfredo”.
    Alfredo Di Lelio inventò le sue “fettuccine” per dare un ricostituente naturale, a base di burro e parmigiano, a sua moglie (e mia nonna) Ines, prostrata in seguito al parto del suo primogenito (mio padre Armando). Il piatto delle “fettuccine” fu un successo familiare prima ancora di diventare il piatto che rese noto e popolare Alfredo Di Lelio, personaggio con “i baffi all’Umberto” ed i calli alle mani a forza di mischiare le sue “fettuccine” davanti ai clienti sempre più numerosi.
    Nel 1914, a seguito della chiusura di detta trattoria per la scomparsa di Piazza Rosa dovuta alla costruzione della Galleria Colonna, Alfredo Di Lelio decise di aprire a Roma il suo ristorante “Alfredo” che gestì fino al 1943, per poi cedere l’attività a terzi estranei alla sua famiglia.
    Ma l’assenza dalla scena gastronomica di Alfredo Di Lelio fu del tutto transitoria. Infatti nel 1950 riprese il controllo della sua tradizione familiare ed aprì, insieme al figlio Armando, il ristorante “Il Vero Alfredo” (noto all’estero anche come “Alfredo di Roma”) in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 (cfr. il sito web di Il Vero Alfredo).
    Con l’avvio del nuovo ristorante Alfredo Di Lelio ottenne un forte successo di pubblico e di clienti negli anni della “dolce vita”. Successo, che, tuttora, richiama nel ristorante un flusso continuo di turisti da ogni parte del mondo per assaggiare le famose “fettuccine all’Alfredo” al doppio burro da me servite, con l’impegno di continuare nel tempo la tradizione familiare dei miei cari maestri, nonno Alfredo, mio padre Armando e mio fratello Alfredo. In particolare le fettuccine sono servite ai clienti con 2 “posate d’oro”: una forchetta ed un cucchiaio d’oro regalati nel 1927 ad Alfredo dai due noti attori americani M. Pickford e D. Fairbanks (in segno di gratitudine per l’ospitalità).
    Desidero precisare che altri ristoranti “Alfredo” a Roma non appartengono e sono fuori dal mio brand di famiglia.
    Vi informo che il Ristorante “Il Vero Alfredo” è presente nell’Albo dei “Negozi Storici di Eccellenza – sezione Attività Storiche di Eccellenza” del Comune di Roma Capitale.
    Grata per la Vostra attenzione ed ospitalità nel Vostro interessante blog, cordiali saluti
    Ines Di Lelio

  2. This was my first time using the instant pot. I followed the recipe and instructions to a T. The flavor is good, but I found the noodles to be a bit undercooked. I would rather them be undercooked than mushy though.

  3. Best alfredo I ever ate! I used 16 oz noodles, skipped the parmesan cheese because I was out, and increased cooking time by 2 minutes. Highly recommend this recipe!

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