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Simple Creamy Garlic Pasta

It was one of those days. I didn't feel like making an elaborate dinner. I wanted to make something quick, feed the family and then hop into my PJs and watch my favorite episodes of Bob's Burger. I stared at my pantry and fridge. This is what I came up with.

 Simple Creamy Garlic Pasta

Simple Creamy Garlic Pasta

Simple Creamy Garlic Pasta Recipe

Makes 4-5 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk or cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 16 ounces cooked pasta
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 3-4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or cilantro leaves


  1. In a large pan, heat the olive oil on medium high.
  2. Add the minced garlic and stir until fragrant and light brown.
  3. Add the butter, chicken broth, milk or cream, salt and pepper.
  4. Let the pan simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the cooked pasta and Parmesan cheese and lightly toss.
  6. Top with freshly chopped parsley or cilantro leaves.