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This easy creamy garlic pasta recipe is a fast and tasty weeknight comfort food dinner! 
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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!
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian American
Keyword: creamy garlic pasta, garlic parmesan pasta
Servings: 4
Author: Natasha Bull


  • 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