Indulge in the ultimate comfort of our Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta – a mouthwatering culinary experience that effortlessly combines the timeless charm of garlic and the irresistible allure of rich, creamy Parmesan. This delectable dish boasts velvety fettuccine enveloped in a luscious sauce that’s both luxurious and comforting. The delicate dance of sautéed garlic, butter, and cream creates a symphony of flavors that will captivate your senses from the very first bite. Tossed together with perfectly cooked pasta and generously coated with grated Parmesan, this dish delivers an exquisite balance of savory and cheesy goodness in every forkful. Simple yet elegant, this recipe is a celebration of classic Italian flavors that will elevate your dining table to new heights. So, join us on a culinary journey and savor the heartwarming flavors of our Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta – a divine treat that’s sure to bring smiles to your loved ones’ faces and warm their hearts with each creamy, dreamy spoonful.
8 oz (225g) fettuccine pasta (or your favorite pasta shape)
2 tablespoons butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup heavy cream (or half-and-half for a lighter version)
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and black pepper to taste
Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish (optional)
Cook the pasta according to the package instructions in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
In a large skillet or saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant, being careful not to burn the garlic.
Pour in the heavy cream (or half-and-half) and bring it to a gentle simmer. Let it cook for a couple of minutes until it slightly thickens.
Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese, reserving a small amount for garnish. Continue stirring until the cheese is melted and the sauce becomes smooth and creamy.
Season the sauce with salt and black pepper to taste. Remember that the Parmesan cheese is already salty, so adjust the seasoning accordingly.
Add the cooked pasta to the sauce, tossing it gently to coat the pasta evenly with the creamy garlic Parmesan sauce.
Let the pasta simmer in the sauce for another minute or so to allow the flavors to meld together.
Serve the Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta hot, garnished with additional grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley for a burst of color and flavor.