A thinner version of fettuce. Fettuccine is approximately ¼ inch wide. They are sold in loosely coiled nests and in flat strands approximately 10 inches long. It is a type of pasta that is usually boiled and served with a sauce, such as in the dish Fettuccine Alfredo, which is fettuccine served with a cream and Parmesan cheese sauce. This pasta is also spelled and referred to as "fettuccini."
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