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, cook garlic in butter over medium-low heat until mixture is fragrant, 4-5 minutes; remove from heat. Drain pasta; add to garlic butter. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and pepper; toss to coat.
Garlic Butter Pasta Tips
How do you thicken a garlic butter pasta sauce?
To thicken garlic butter pasta sauce, add a little bit more butter. Or try using one of these other sauce thickeners.
What's the best type of pasta for garlic butter sauce?
For this garlic butter sauce, we recommend using these pasta shapes: Small pasta shells, alphabet or ring macaroni.
Should I use salted or unsalted butter for garlic butter pasta sauce?