Garlic Butter Pasta

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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.

Prep Time: 5minutes 
Cook Time: 15minutes 
Total Time: 20minutes 
Course: dinner, Main Dish, pasta
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Garlic Butter Pasta recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 365kcal


  • 8 oz dried spaghetti
  • 34 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
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