Garlic Parmesan Pasta

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Garlic Parmesan Pasta Recipe

This quick and easy recipe will give you a tasty garlic parmesan pasta sauce using only a few simple ingredients. You can use any type of pasta really for this recipe. I used some fusilli here as it is good when you have a sauce that will fill in the crevices, but really you could use anything, from spaghetti to penne.  

garlic parmesan butter sauce

 

Why should you eat more pasta?

Well, this is an interesting question and we certainly eat plenty of pasta in our house. There are a number of reasons for this:

Firstly, dry pasta has a long shelf life and can be kept for more than a year before deteriorating, whereas fresh pasta can only be kept for a few days. So we always keep some dry pasta in our pantry and have quite a few standard recipes we make on a regular basis (a few are listed at the end of this post).

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Secondly, some delicious food can be made with pasta with only a few basic ingredients. For example, my oil and garlic pasta with prawns recipe is super easy and, like this recipe, does not need many ingredients to make it. Also, these recipes tend to be with ingredients we would have in our fridge or pantry anyway.

Thirdly, pasta dishes are generally quick to make and many can be on the table in a short space of time. If we have not planned food for an evening then our tuna pasta dish is the one we will make as it is delicious and is ready in 15 minutes. All with long shelf life ingredients in the larder or fridge.

italian garlic parmesan sauce

 

Finally, pasta can be an important part of a healthy diet as it can provide an important part of your requirements in a well-balanced diet. This link tells you a bit more about this. To summarise, pasta provides carbohydrates, which together with fibre rich vegetables and protein full cheese and meats, can give you a great balanced diet. 

Garlic Parmesan Sauce for Pasta

This recipe is for a very simple garlic and parmesan creamy sauce, made with some butter, flour, milk and stock. It is perhaps not the healthiest of my pasta recipes because of the use of flour and butter, but hey, it’s quick, tasty and filling.

garlic parmesan sauce for pasta

 

Feel free to use Grana Padano as a cheaper alternative to Parmigiano-Reggiano if you prefer.

I hope you enjoy trying this recipe. If you do, please let me know how you get on in the comments section below.

How to make Garlic Parmesan Pasta

Garlic Parmesan Pasta

Garlic Parmesan Pasta

This quick and easy creamy garlic parmesan pasta sauce recipe is ready in 15 minutes and can accompany any type of pasta you wish.

Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Pasta of choice (allow 100g per person)
  • 300ml chicken stock (chicken broth)
  • 300ml whole milk
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 50g butter
  • Chopped fresh parsley
  • 80g grated Parmesan cheese (or Grana Padano)
  • Salt

To Garnish

  • Parmesan
  • Parsley

Instructions

  1. Boil a saucepan of water (with a pinch of salt) and cook your pasta for the time recommended on the packet.
  2. In the meantime, finely cut your garlic cloves and cook them for 2 minutes in the butter in a saucepan. Then add the flour to the pan and let it absorb the butter. Then create a roux by adding in the milk and the stock, bit by bit.
  3. Whisk the sauce well to get rid of any flour lumps. As the sauce thickens, add the parmesan and parsley to the pan and mix well. (Keep some parmesan and parsley to garnish when you serve up.) Then remove from the heat.
  4. When your pasta has cooked, drain it in a colander. Then add it back to the pan and cover it with the cheese and garlic sauce. Mix well before serving, then garnish with some grated parmesan and parsley.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 751Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 1021mgCarbohydrates: 96gFiber: 5gSugar: 10gProtein: 28g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

 

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