Recipe of the Week: Kimchi Alfredo

This weeks recipe is a simple one to enjoy with flatmates during the week; an Italian/Korean fusion of Kimchi Alfredo.

Neave Heaton
11th October 2021
If you’re looking for a recipe to cook with your flatmates, then you’ve found the perfect dish to try something new and delicious. This Italian/Korean fusionKimchi Alfredois simple, easy and quick; making the student staple pasta just a bit more exciting. With no meat included, it's easy to substitute the dairy options out for plant-based alternatives. 

Ingredients:  (serves 2-3)

½ brown onion (diced)

2 cloves of garlic (finely diced)

2 tablespoons of butter 

½ cup/60g of parmesan (grated)

1 cup/200ml of double cream 

80g kimchi (diced)

180g Pasta 


  1. Start by adding olive oil to a pan on medium heat, then add in the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes or until soft and brown. At the same time set away the pasta to boil in a separate pot. 
  2. Once the onions have cooked, add in the garlic and kimchi. Keep cooking until fragrant (1-2 mins).
  3. After 2 minutes stir in the butter.
  4. Once the butter has melted and is mixed in with the onions garlic and kimchi, add the cream and parmesan. For a thin sauce cook for 2-3 mins. For a thick reduced sauce cook for 4-5 mins.
  5. Mix in the cooked pasta, and reserve some pasta water to add to the sauce if it overly reduced and thickened.
  6. Plate, garnish and enjoy!
  7. Optional add-ins:
  • Mushrooms sliced, add in at the same time as onion. 
  • Courgette strips, add in with pasta 
  • Spring onion sliced, add at end as garnish
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