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Garlic-Buttered Pasta

 Garlic-Buttered Pasta
This pasta goes nicely with any entree. Guests always leave a spot for it on their plates. It's great hot or served cold with fresh herbs from my garden.—Stephanie Moon, Boise, Idaho.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 2 cups uncooked small pasta shells, alphabet pasta or ring macaroni
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large
  • saucepan, saute garlic in butter. Remove from the heat. Drain pasta;
  • add to garlic butter. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and
  • pepper; toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 400 calories, 25 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 477 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.