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Parmesan and Garlic Pasta Recipe

Loaded with garlic, butter, and parmesan cheese, this simple pasta only takes 5 minutes to make.
Parmesan and Garlic Pasta Recipe

Servings: 6-8
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes


1 package angel hair pasta
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
7 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
3/4 cup parmesan cheese


1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium. Add the garlic and cook until light brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside. It may continue to fry but this is fine as the garlic must have a toasted flavor.

2. Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook, stirring, until soft, about 2 minutes. Drain it, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water. Return the pasta to the pot you cooked it in and add the garlic butter, salt, and pepper. With a large fork and spoon combine the ingredients well, then add 1/2 cup of the grated Parmesan cheese and the pasta water and continue to combine gently. Take a taste and if you feel you need more cheese, go ahead as it's all up to your taste buds.

3. Transfer the pasta to a large platter and top it with the remaining parmesan.