Pasta with Garlic Butter

Pasta with Garlic Butter

Garlic Butter Pasta is a versatile side dish that pairs well with a variety of dishes, including chicken, beef, and shrimp. This garlic butter sauce for pasta will have you beaming from ear to ear if you’re searching for a warm and comfortable side dish.

Vegetarians will like this dish.

View of the final garlic butter pasta in a blue porcelain dish from above.
This winning blend of garlic, butter, parmesan, and pasta will be a hit with the entire family. Furthermore, it only takes approximately 20 minutes to prepare, making it ideal for a weekday supper.

Pasta drenched in a savory garlic butter sauce is a pasta lover’s dream. It’s perfect as a light supper on its own or as a side dish. Dinner is ready when you serve it with your favorite meat dish and a salad.

WHY ARE YOU MAKING THIS RECIPE?
Everything goes with it – Garlic butter noodles are a delicious accompaniment to chicken, ground beef, shrimp, and even vegetable-based main courses.
In just 20 minutes, you can have this carb-lovers side dish on the table.
Family-friendly — This garlicky spaghetti will appeal to everyone in the family.
the things you’ll need for garlic butter pasta

NOTES ON THE INGREDIENTS
Pasta — I prefer spaghetti, but you can use any pasta you like or even switch it up depending on what you’re serving with it.
Salted butter works well in this recipe.
Garlic Cloves — Use fresh garlic cloves and adjust the amount according to your preferences.
Lemon Zest — This optional addition gives the meal a brighter flavor. A squeeze of fresh lemon juice can also be added.
Pasta Water — Using pasta water to loosen the sauce is both cost-effective and flavorful.

Parmesan Cheese — Instead of using powdered parmesan, use freshly grated parmesan.
Salt and pepper – Using salt and pepper to season your cuisine may help bring out all of the beautiful tastes.
a meal of garlic butter pasta with lemon wedges and parsley
GARLIC BUTTER NOODLES: HOW TO MAKE THEM
The recipe card below contains the complete ingredient list as well as directions.

Cook the pasta as directed on the box, then set aside 12 cup of the boiling water before draining.

In a pan, melt the butter and then add the garlic, taking care not to burn it.
Remove the pan from the heat and add the pasta along with a quarter cup of the pasta water. Add the lemon zest and cheese and stir until creamy, adding more pasta water if necessary.
Season to taste with salt and pepper, then serve with chopped parsley as a garnish.

SUCCESS SUGGESTIONS
Because the pasta will continue to cook once it is added to the garlic butter sauce, cook it until it is al dente to avoid mushy pasta.
To prevent the garlic from burning, melt the butter over medium-low heat.
Before serving, sprinkle with more parmesan cheese.
VARIATIONS
Add a Squeeze of Fresh Lemon Juice to the Sauce — Depending on what I’m serving this with, I’ll add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to the sauce before tossing in the pasta.

Make It Spicy — Add red pepper flake to the garlic butter sauce for pasta to add a little spice and flavor to the meal.
Greens — Just before serving, toss in some fresh spinach or chard. The heat from the spaghetti will cause them to wilt.
Fresh herbs, such as thyme, rosemary, basil, or your favorite herb, will bring a lot of flavor to the dish.
Use Roasted Garlic — This recipe asks for raw garlic, but for a toasty, nutty taste, use roasted garlic.
the final version of the garlic butter pasta recipe
TIPS FOR SAVING MONEY

Pasta is inexpensive and shelf-stable, so stock up. When pasta becomes available, stock up and keep a variety on hand in your cupboard.
Save The Parmesan Rind – Freeze the parmesan rind and put it into soups and stews for a taste boost.
PREPARE IN ADVANCE AND STORE
Make Ahead — Prepare the spaghetti ahead of time. Pasta that hasn’t been blended with the garlic butter sauce can be refrigerated in the refrigerator for up to two days. To keep it from sticking, mix it with a little olive oil. When you combine the pasta and sauce in the skillet, it will warm.
Leftover pasta may be kept in the fridge for up to two days.Cooked pasta can be frozen in ziploc bags or an airtight container, however this is not recommended. Thaw and consume within 3 months.

Pasta with Garlic Butter
This easy side dish pairs well with chicken, ground beef, fish, and other proteins.

8 ounces of ingredients (225g) spaghetti
3 garlic cloves, minced 4 tablespoons butter
Optional: a pinch of lemon zest
12 cup (120ml) 12 cup pasta water (reserved) (45g) salt and pepper to taste, grated parmesan cheese
garnish with parsley (optional)

Instructions
Cook the pasta in salted water until it is slightly al dente, as directed on the box. Drain the pasta, reserving 12 cup of the cooking liquid.
Heat the butter in a small saucepan over low-medium heat, then add the minced garlic and simmer for approximately 60 seconds, or until fragrant (be careful not to burn it).
Turn off the heat and combine the pasta, half of the leftover pasta water, lemon zest (if using), and cheese in a large mixing bowl. Stir until everything is evenly covered and creamy. As needed, add extra water.
Season to taste with salt and pepper, then serve with chopped parsley as a garnish.
Notes

Because the pasta will continue to cook once it is added to the garlic butter sauce, cook it until it is al dente to avoid mushy pasta.

To prevent the garlic from burning, melt the butter over medium-low heat.

Before serving, sprinkle with more parmesan cheese.

Keep in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for 2 days. Cooked pasta may be frozen for up to 3 months in zip top bags or an airtight container, however this is not ideal.

Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g