Creamy Beef and Cheese Fettuccine

This creamy beef and cheese fettuccine is filled with thin sliced beef, peppers, cream, and BellaVitano cheese. What a full flavor packed weeknight meal.

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Creamy Beef and Cheese Fettuccine
Creamy Beef and Cheese Fettuccine

A great meal to have for any day of the week or even your most fancy meal for guests. Just delicious flavors combined to make this a comfort food.

Restaurant Style Meal

No canned soups or ready made packets of anything, and no coating the beef with any flour or cooking the beef for hours to make it tender. Just a beautiful, silky cream sauce with a hint of BellaVitano cheese gently simmering. Rivals any restaurant!

Adding Shredded Cheese to Cream and Beef
Adding Shredded Cheese to Cream and Beef

Beef for Recipe

Recently, I purchased a five pound package of thin sliced smoked beef from a smokehouse that we are lucky to live just twenty minutes away. I used a bit for another recipe pasta salad. it was so good! Two pounds were used in this recipe. I froze the rest for another day.

Smoking meat adds flavor and it keeps the meat nice and tender. Further, it aids in preserving meat for the long haul. This beef has a slightly smoky flavor, tastes a bit like bacon, but has that rich beef flavor. Additionally, the thin sliced beef is very tender.

The smoked beef that I am lucky to get is also sliced thin. which makes it perfect for pasta, sandwiches, salads, or just about anything we can think to add it.

Today, I used this smoked beef for this Creamy Beef Fettuccine meal.

Thin Sliced Smoked Beef
Thin Sliced Smoked Beef

Beef Options for this Recipe

If you are not able to get thin sliced smoked beef, here are a few beef options that would work perfectly in this recipe. They stay tender during the cooking process without drying out and causing overly chewy pieces of meat in your sauce.

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  • Sirloin
  • Tenderloin
  • Eye fillet
  • Flank steak

Generally, when preparing these cuts of meat for this recipe, I dice the meat into bite-sized pieces. Sear in a bit of olive oil until medium (pink in the middle). The meat will finish cooking in the sauce. You don’t want to overcook the meat as it will become tough and chewy.

30-Minute Beef Pasta Dinner
30-Minute Beef Pasta Dinner

Full Flavor Cheese

The cheese used in this recipe today is a Wisconsin award winning cheese from a local creamery. I chose this cheese because it adds just the right type of flavor. It tastes like a premium Parmesan cheese with hints of melted butter. My husband and I were dairy farmers until we sold our cows in 2010. Therefore, we love to support the dairy industry in Wisconsin. By using real dairy, we feel we are doing our part. This BellaVitano cheese is a gourmet cheese that is rich and creamy with a nutty, fruity flavor.

If you are not able to find this cheese locally, you can substitute Parmesan cheese.

Wine Pairing

If you are a lover of wine like I am, this meal is a wonderful one to enjoy a glass with. This cheese and smoky beef meal pairs well with the following wines. Pairs well with Chianti, light Italian reds, Port wine or India Pale Ale, Sweet Cider or Dark Malty Ale. A full flavor pasta dinner.

Creamy Beef Pasta Dinner
Creamy Beef Pasta Dinner

Beef Pasta Dinner

Make this meal in just 30 minutes. Wholesome and delicious. Pair this with homemade garlic toast and a side salad for a well-rounded meal experience.

Creamy Beef and Cheese Fettuccine
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Creamy Beef Fettuccine

This creamy beef fettuccine is filled with thin sliced beef, peppers, cream, and BellaVitano cheese. What a full flavor packed weeknight meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef, Comfort food, Cream, Pasta
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 608kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 Oz. Fettuccine Cooked – save the pasta water
  • 2 Tbl. Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Red Onion Diced
  • 2 Tbl. Garlic Minced
  • 2 Medium Green Pepper Diced
  • 1 Pint Heavy Cream
  • 1 5.3 Oz. BellaVitano Cheese (a wedge of the cheese) Shredded
  • 2 Lbs. Smoked Beef Diced into Bite-Sized Pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2-3 Ladles Pasta Water

Instructions

  • Boil the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water according to packet instructions until al dente. 
  • While the pasta water is coming to a boil and the pasta is cooking, prepare the creamy beef. Add the olive oil, onion, garlic,and green pepper to a large non-stick skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until the onions and peppers begin to become translucent; 2-3 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  • Dice the beef and add to the skillet. Continue cooking 1-2 minutes.
    Adding Beef to the SkilletBeef to the Skillet
  • Add the whipping cream. Continue cooking 1-2 minutes.
    Adding Cream to the Beef Fettuccine
  • Shred the wedge of cheese.
    Shredded BellaVitano Cheese
  • Add the cheese to the skillet. Stir to incorporate.
    Adding Shredded Cheese to Cream and Beef
  • If the pasta is not quite ready yet, lower the heat.
    Simmering Cream and Beef Mixture
  • Once the pasta is done, I use a tongs to remove the pasta from the water and add to the skillet. This will reserve the pasta water for use in this recipe. Add 2-3 ladles of the pasta water to help make sure that there is enough sauce to cover the fettuccine.
  • Toss the creamy beef mixture with the fettuccine and serve.
    30-Minute Beef Pasta Dinner

Nutrition

Calories: 608kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 1745mg | Potassium: 587mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1015IU | Vitamin C: 77mg | Calcium: 390mg | Iron: 4mg

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