This simple creamy garlic parmesan pasta is ready in under 30 minutes and perfect for a busy week night dinner.
Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta
This creamy garlic parmesan pasta is a dinner time hero.
It’s fast, easy and absolutely delicious.
Who wouldn’t love a big bowl of warm pasta drenched in a creamy garlic parmesan sauce?
It’s a crowd pleaser for sure!
These are the kind of meals I like to make when the day gets busy and I don’t have much time to put something together for dinner.
I usually have these ingredients on hand, too.
When I get this pasta dish started I know it will be on the table in under 30 minutes.
That’s music to my ears when the kids are hungry.
My family loves this easy pasta recipe. I know if you try it that you’ll love it, too.
Fast. Simple. Delicious.
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What should I serve with this?
This creamy garlic parmesan pasta can be served all on its own as a meal.
If you’d like to add a little something extra to beef it up a bit I have some great suggestions that would be perfect with this.
- Easy cheesy garlic bread
- Homemade classic garlic bread
- The BEST chicken cutlets
- Classic Italian meatballs
- Roasted garlic Parmesan broccoli
- Roasted Brussels sprouts
Add a nice house salad and you’re all set!
What pasta should I use?
I always like to say that the choice is yours when it comes to stuff like this.
But if you need some direction I used rigatoni here.
It’s a nice big tube like pasta that can really hold on to all of this creamy sauce.
Any tube pasta like this would be a good choice.
If you don’t have that on hand and want to use another pasta shape that’s fine too.
Use whatever you want. Pasta is pasta and it’s all going to taste amazing in the end.
What pasta water?
You may have seen past water in the ingredients and thought to yourself, “huh”?
Adding a little pasta water to your sauce is a great idea.
The water is salty and starchy so it helps to thicken and season the dish.
Just make sure to boil your pasta in salted water and save a little towards the end of the cooking process to add to the sauce.
Other Pasta Dishes
If you love pasta I have some wonderful recipes I know you’ll love.
They’re all great for busy weekday dinners just like this one.
- Creamy pancetta and peas
- One pot creamy broccoli pasta
- Easy meat sauce for pasta
- Pink marinara Alfredo sauce
- Creamy sausage rigatoni
- No roux shells and cheese
- Vodka sauce
- Viral Alfredo sauce
Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta Ingredients
- Pasta (Rigatoni)
- Parmesan cheese
- Garlic ( I used paste but you can use fresh)
- Salt & Pepper
- Garlic powder
- Chicken stock
First melt the butter over medium high heat in a large skillet and add the garlic paste.
Next add the four and whisk it into the butter. Let it cook for a minute or two.
Now slowly add in the chicken broth.
Whisk it into the flour mixture until it’s smooth.
Then add the cream and stir.
After that season it with salt, pepper, garlic powder and basil.
Next add the Parmesan cheese and a ladle of pasta water.
Add the rigatoni and stir everything together.
Finally serve warm and enjoy!