Garlic Butter Sauce

Garlic Butter Sauce

Easy 20-minute garlic butter spaghetti that fits with just about everything! It’s very quick and easy to make, and while it may appear basic, it’s packed with flavor! Plain pasta is slathered in a luscious butter garlic sauce and garnished with parsley and freshly grated parmesan. It’s easy and excellent!

Garlic Butter Pasta stirred in sauce in a Le Creuset skillet

Meet your new favorite pasta in the family! Pasta with garlic butter and freshly grated parmesan cheese!

This buttered spaghetti is true comfort food in my view! I mean, it’s so wonderful that I don’t mind eating it by myself! But it goes well with chicken parmesan, creamy chicken with mushrooms, Tuscan chicken, and this chicken curry, to name a few. It goes well with any protein, is a family-friendly side dish, and is quite adaptable. It doesn’t matter if you add a kick of spice or your favorite vegetables;  will all work!

Check out my garlic butter shrimp spaghetti and homemade alfredo sauce for additional creamy pasta dishes. Try my amazing eggplant spaghetti if you like tomato sauce!

Garlic Butter Pasta: A Step-by-Step Guide
The sauce for this pasta is all about technique; you won’t need any heavy ingredients to achieve a lovely creamy and silky sauce. In fact, we’re going to use pasta water! Yes, you read that correctly: portion of the pasta water will be saved and used to make the smoothest spaghetti sauce ever!

You’ll Need the Following Ingredients
It’s incredibly easy to make, and you only need six things that you probably already have on hand! Pasta, butter, garlic, parmesan cheese, parsley, and salt

The Instructions
Boil water and salt it in a medium saucepot. Cook your pasta according to the package’s directions. Drain the pasta and save 1 cup of the pasta water after it’s done cooking.
To prepare the garlic butter sauce for pasta, follow these steps: Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat and softly cook the sliced garlic. Toss the heated pasta with a little of the pasta water, using kitchen tongs, until the spaghetti is coated in a thick sauce. Continue to tossing, adding additional pasta water as required.

Remove from the pan and stir in the freshly grated parmesan cheese and parsley leaves. Continually toss and season with salt as required. Enjoy with more grated parmesan cheese on top while it’s still warm!

What To Serve With Protein-Rich Parmesan Pasta With chicken, steak, or fish, serve this parmesan pasta. Alternatively, top the spaghetti with grilled or shredded chicken or shrimp to make a meal.
Salads. Salads that are fresh and uncomplicated are the finest! Plus, spaghetti and salad go together like a dream. Serve with a homemade Caesar salad or this red cabbage slaw to keep things simple and nutritious.
Vegetables. Try this garlic butter spaghetti with roasted cauliflower or even grilled portobello mushrooms to see how nicely grilled and roasted veggies work here.

Instructions For Storing And Reheating
Refrigerate for up to three days in an airtight container.

Reheat the pasta in a pan over low-medium heat, and thin up the sauce with a dash of water. If you’re using the microwave, follow the same steps.
Freezer: This garlic butter pasta breaks when frozen and reheated, so I don’t advocate freezing it.
Garlic Butter Pasta with additional freshly grated parmesan cheese on a white platter

Pasta with Garlic and Butter

Spaghetti is drenched in a rich butter garlic sauce and garnished with parsley and freshly grated parmesan. Garlic butter spaghetti is easy and delicious.

8 ounces (225 grams) pasta 
8 oz (225g) pasta 
4 tbsp butter
3 sliced garlic cloves

1/2 cup parmesan,
 1/4 cup parsley

1/4 teaspoon crushed black pepper

1 teaspoon salt
Equipment
Saucepot \sskillet
Tongs for a kitchen
Instructions
Boil water and salt it in a medium-sized saucepot. Add your pasta and cook as directed on the package. Drain the pasta and set aside 1 cup of the cooking water.

Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat and softly cook the sliced garlic.
Toss the heated pasta with a little of the pasta water, using kitchen tongs, until the spaghetti is coated in a thick sauce. Continue to tossing, adding additional pasta water as required.
Remove from the pan and stir in the freshly grated parmesan cheese and parsley leaves. Continually toss and season with salt as required. Enjoy with additional grated parmesan cheese served warm.

Notes: A serving of 2-3 ounces of pasta per person is advised (60-85 grams).
To cook the pasta, season the water with salt, as if it were sea water.
You might not need all of the saved pasta water; as you cook the sauce, assess how much you’ll need.

Storage Suggestions
Refrigerate for up to three days in an airtight container.

Reheat the pasta in a pan over low-medium heat, and thin up the sauce with a dash of water. If you’re using the microwave, follow the same steps.
Freezer: This spaghetti breaks when frozen and reheated, so I don’t advocate freezing it.