Creamy Garlic Pasta

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"I'm excited to try this recipe. I found it in a non-profit fundraiser cookbook I purchased at a thrift store. The recipe is credited to Melanie Lehr from the St. Louis Stray Rescue cookbook. I'm guessing on amount so let me know how much you think it makes."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (146.8 g)
  • Calories 453.6
  • Total Fat - 22.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 12.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 112.9 mg
  • Sodium - 431.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 45.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 0.2 g
  • Protein - 20.7 g
  • Calcium - 312.2 mg
  • Iron - 3.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

In a pot, heat olive oil to medium-high heat, then add garlic and stir for 1-2 minutes. Add butter and stir until melted, being careful not to let the garlic burn.

Step 2

Add salt, pepper and chicken stock. Raise the heat to high and bring to boil.

Step 3

Once stock is at a rolling boil, add pasta and cook according per the time on the pasta package.

Step 4

Reduce heat to medium and add Parmesan cheese. Stir until melted. Turn off heat and stir in cream and fresh herbs. Serve immediately.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Avery And Maxs Mom

Delicious, fast to to the table and easy to prepare is great with me. We love this!

(2 Jun 2019)


This was really good, and it's quite quick to prepare too. I used the parsley (as instructed in the recipe). For the extra herb, I used fresh basil from my herb garden, and I thought it was excellent in this recipe. I made the recipe as written without any adjustments, and I'll do so the next time I make it because it's quite good as written and needs no adjustments in ingredients. Thank you, KarenSTL.

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(4 Dec 2018)


This is so easy and so good! I love the idea of adding shrimp or chicken, but I served mine with brisket and we loved it. We will definitely do this son thought it was "great!"

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(4 Dec 2018)

Karen E

What a very interesting way to make pasta, and excellent, might I say. So full of flavour for such a very easy dish. I lightly fried some prawn meat (also in garlic and butter), and tossed it in at the end. You could add many things to this recipe, or, enjoy it as it is!! A keeper, thanks for sharing!!

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(25 Sep 2018)


What drew me to this recipe was the different technique of making a creamy pasta. Made all in one pot, it is more efficient. I used soba noodles and added leftover cooked chicken. Did not change anything else and it was perfect! DH furrowed his brow and looked up and said "this is awesome!" with a big smile on his face! Thank you for sharing this keeper Karen! Made for Pick Me! tag game.

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(5 Jun 2018)