Certainly! Here’s the recipe for Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta:
- 8 ounces (225g) fettuccine or your favorite pasta
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup heavy cream (whipping cream)
- 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 large pot of salted boiling water. Cook until al dente (firm to the bite). Drain the pasta and set it aside.
- In a large skillet or saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
- Add the minced garlic to the melted butter and sauté for about 1-2 minutes, or until the garlic becomes fragrant. Be careful not to let it brown or burn.
- Pour the heavy cream into the skillet with the garlic and butter. Stir the mixture and let it simmer gently for 2-3 minutes, allowing the cream to reduce slightly.
- Gradually stir in the grated Parmesan cheese, a little at a time, until it is fully melted and the sauce becomes smooth and creamy.
- Season the sauce with salt and black pepper to taste. Remember that Parmesan cheese can be salty, so it’s a good idea to taste before adding more salt.
- Add the cooked pasta to the creamy garlic Parmesan sauce in the skillet. Toss the pasta gently in the sauce until it is well coated and heated through.
- If the sauce seems too thick, you can add a splash of pasta cooking water to loosen it up and create a smooth consistency.
- Once the pasta is evenly coated with the sauce, remove the skillet from the heat.
- Garnish the Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta with chopped fresh parsley, if desired, for a pop of color and added freshness.
- Serve the pasta immediately while it’s still warm and enjoy the comforting and rich flavors of this creamy dish.
- This Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta can be enjoyed as a standalone meal or paired with a side salad and some garlic bread for a complete and satisfying dinner.
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a day or two. To reheat, you can use the stovetop with a little additional cream or milk to bring back the creaminess.
Indulge in this delightful Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta that’s simple to make and sure to be a hit with family and friends. Bon appétit!