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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 400 calories, 25g fat (15g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 477mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • Armstras07
    Apr 11, 2017

    easy to make, i think this recipe would be great with wide egg yoke noodles. Loved it, might play with the flavors next time.

  • MargRN
    Jan 27, 2015

    After making this and seeing how much butter was just laying in the bottom of the bowl, I boiled another 2 cups of pasta, added more cheese, etc - everything but the butter - and added it to the mix. There was STILL a lot of butter in the bottom! The taste was great, but it needed to be drained. Reheating the next day tasted like it was fried. If I make this again, I'll use much less butter!

  • 2princesses2luv
    Mar 6, 2014

    Really quick & yummy. I also used dried parsley since I didn't have any fresh on hand. Next time I would cut down on the butter. It was just a bit too much buttery for our taste.

  • lacyrp
    May 18, 2013

    I made this with 1/2 lb. linguine. It was awesome! The only thing I would do different is mix in the parsley, salt and pepper before mixing in the Parmesan to keep it from clumping up.

  • elvis2332
    Dec 18, 2012

    Yummy!! I did things a little differently though. I marinated shrimp and chicken in butter, lemon, parsley, garlic, and salt & pepper for about 4 hours. I then sauteed the marinated chicken and added the shrimp when the chicken was about half-way cooked. Once it was cooked, I added the noodles, rest of the butter, spice, and cheese (double the cheese). This was an amazing dish, I thought I was in a restaurant!

  • 041563
    Oct 20, 2011

    Fabulous side dish...I didn't have fresh parsley on hand so I just used the parsley from spice cabinet and my family loved it!!! Also substituted the shells for bowties...this will def be a reciepe that is used and reused in my kitchen!!!!!!!

  • Mrs. Cowan
    May 20, 2011

    Wonderful side dish! Quick and easy to prepare. Love the butter and garlic!

  • melissarb999
    Feb 28, 2011

    So yummy! Left out the salt and fresh parsley, added ground flax seed, garlic powder, dried chopped onion, dried basil and parsley I think. Really good!

  • gonellya2
    Sep 13, 2010

    Double the garlic triple the cheese soooo soooo good!!! Made this about ten times now, no regrets. Everyone loved it.

  • mo3702
    Feb 5, 2009

    This was a quick and simple side dish that my whole family enjoy.I just loved it so much.