Simple Garlic Butter Pasta
Garlic Butter Pasta recipe made with simple ingredients like spaghetti, garlic, butter & Parmesan cheese! Easy buttered pasta done in just 20 minutes & perfect for dinner or a side dish.
- 8 oz dried spaghetti
- 3-4 cloves garlic minced
- 4 tablespoons butter divided
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
- 1/4 cup parsley finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook spaghetti until firm to the bite (al dente) according to the package instructions. Drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta water.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced garlic, saute very lightly.
Add drained, cooked pasta and 1/4 cup of reserved pasta water; toss to coat. Add the remaining butter. Keep on tossing and add more pasta water if needed. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Remove from heat, and add freshly grated parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. Toss continuously. Transfer to serving bowl and top with extra grated parmesan cheese.
Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 597mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 764IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 1mg