Fettuccine Burro e Parmigiano with a Moroccan Twist


Fettuccine Burro e Parmigiano with a Moroccan Twist

Moroccan-Inspired Parmesan Butter Fettuccine

In the vibrant world of Moroccan cuisine, we have taken the classic Italian dish of Fettuccine Burro e Parmigiano and given it a delightful Moroccan twist. This fusion recipe combines the rich flavors of Parmesan cheese and butter with aromatic Moroccan spices, creating a unique and tantalizing dish that will transport your taste buds to the exotic streets of Morocco.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10 minutes

25 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Gluten-free (if using gluten-free pasta), Nut-free, Soy-free, Egg-free

Dairy (Parmesan cheese, butter)

Vegan, Dairy-free, Paleo, Keto, Low-carb


While the original Italian dish focuses on the simplicity of butter and Parmigiano, our Moroccan adaptation infuses the pasta with traditional Moroccan spices, adding depth and complexity to the flavors. The use of spices like cumin, paprika, and cinnamon gives this dish a warm and aromatic twist, making it a perfect fusion of Italian and Moroccan cuisines. We alse have the original recipe for Fettuccine burro e Parmigiano, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 450 kcal / 1884 KJ
  • Fat: 20g (12g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 50g (2g sugars)
  • Protein: 15g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    Cook the fettuccine pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. 2.
    In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  3. 3.
    Add the cumin, paprika, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, and cayenne pepper (if using) to the melted butter. Stir well to combine and cook for 1-2 minutes to toast the spices.
  4. 4.
    Add the cooked fettuccine to the skillet and toss to coat the pasta evenly with the spiced butter.
  5. 5.
    Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the pasta and continue tossing until the cheese has melted and coated the pasta.
  6. 6.
    Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. 7.
    Remove from heat and garnish with fresh parsley.
  8. 8.
    Serve hot and enjoy the Moroccan-inspired Parmesan Butter Fettuccine!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Fettuccine pasta — Cook the pasta until al dente to ensure it has a slight bite and doesn't become mushy.
  • Ground cumin — Toast the cumin in the melted butter to enhance its flavor before adding the pasta.
  • Parmesan cheese — Use freshly grated Parmesan for the best flavor and texture.
  • Fresh parsley — Chop the parsley just before garnishing to retain its vibrant color and freshness.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra burst of flavor, add a squeeze of lemon juice to the pasta before serving.
  • Customize the spice level by adjusting the amount of cayenne pepper to suit your taste.
  • To make it a heartier meal, add grilled chicken or shrimp to the pasta.
  • Experiment with different types of pasta shapes for a fun twist on the dish.
  • Serve with a side of Moroccan flatbread to soak up the delicious sauce.

Serving advice

Serve the Moroccan-Inspired Parmesan Butter Fettuccine as a main course, accompanied by a fresh salad or roasted vegetables. Garnish with additional grated Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of paprika for an extra touch of color and flavor.

Presentation advice

Plate the fettuccine elegantly, twirling it into a nest-like shape on each plate. Top with a sprinkle of fresh parsley and a dusting of paprika for a visually appealing presentation. Serve on vibrant Moroccan-inspired plates or bowls to enhance the cultural fusion.