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This easy creamy garlic pasta recipe is a fast and tasty weeknight comfort food dinner! 

Creamy Garlic Pasta

This creamy garlic pasta is fast, easy, and delicious! A weeknight favorite. This easy pasta recipe can be on your table in about 15 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian American
Keyword creamy garlic pasta, garlic parmesan pasta
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 481kcal


  • 8 ounces uncooked pasta I used linguine
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley chopped, to taste


  • Boil a salted pot of water for the pasta. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions.
  • When the pasta isn't far from being cooked, it's time to start the sauce. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the flour and let the roux cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. 
  • Stir in the garlic and chicken broth and let it simmer for about a minute.
  • Add in the cream and let the sauce cook for a few more minutes until it's thickened to your liking, then add the parmesan cheese, salt & pepper as needed, and parsley. Drain the pasta and toss with the sauce until well coated (add a little pasta water if you wish to thin the sauce a bit). Serve immediately. 


  • I do all the prep while the pasta is cooking, so that's why I don't put anything for prep time. 
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1035IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 1mg