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Garlic butter pasta recipe

Garlic Butter Pasta Recipe

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course side dishes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Calories 220 kcal

what you'll need

  • 8 oz small shells about 1½ cups
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • pepper to taste

let's do it

  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water for 1–2 minutes less than indicated on the package. Prior to draining pasta, remove about ½ cup of the cooking liquid and set aside.
  • Drain pasta well then immediately return to pan. Stir in butter, Parmesan cheese and garlic salt. Stir in a small amount of reserved pasta water, loosening pasta to desired consistency. If you forgot to reserve some of the pasta water before draining, just use a little milk.
  • Add pepper to taste then stir until sauce becomes nice and creamy. Serve immediately and enjoy.

One Last Thing

Why make the boxed stuff when you can make a yummy dish using ingredients you already have in the pantry?


Calories: 220kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 6gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 44mgPotassium: 11mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2g
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