Parmesan & Garlic Linguine Pasta

5 from 19 votes

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Parmesan and Garlic Linguine Pasta is super easy, fast and SO flavorful! The easiest dinner to make on any weeknight. This is sure to be one of your new favorite linguine recipes!

Parmesan and Garlic Linguine

Here is a ridiculously easy dinner recipe that literally only takes 15 minutes: Parmesan & Garlic Linguine. A lighter, creamy, garlicky, cheesy pasta that is made in one pot and it so versatile. It is heaven on a plate.

How to make Linguine Pasta

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook the linguine until al dente.
  2. Save some of the cooking liquid and drain.
  3. Place the pasta back into the pot and toss with butter, cream, cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper. As the butter and cheese start to melt, it’ll create a sauce. Add in cooking liquid to thin out the sauce as needed.
  4. Taste, adjust seasonings and serve. Check out my recommended side dishes for this recipe below!

The best way to ensure your linguine is as delicious as possible is to use real Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Not the pre-grated parmesan cheese. When you’re at the store, you’ll want to look for a block of parmesan cheese that has the name printed right on the rind. That is the best way to know you have the real stuff. It’s a little more pricey but well worth it in taste.

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Alone this tastes fabulous, but for a more well-rounded meal, add in some vegetables or meat. Some of my readers have tried adding steamed broccoli, grilled chicken, peas and even shrimp. YUM! You can also try some of these tasty sides that go SUPER well with this recipe.

What to serve with this Linguine:

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5 from 19 votes

Parmesan & Garlic Linguine

Parmesan and Garlic Linguine Pasta is super easy, fast and SO flavorful! This is sure to be one of your new favorite linguine recipes!
servings 2 servings
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound linguine pasta
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 clove garlic finely minced {I used a microplane}
  • lots of salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid from pasta
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated parmigianno reggiano use the real stuff!
  • fresh parsley for garnish {optional}

Instructions

  • Bring large pot of water up to boil. Sprinkle in a generous amount of salt and stir in pasta. Cook linguine until al dente and drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. 
  • Place linguine back into hot pot and stir in butter, cream, garlic, salt, pepper and cheese until butter and cheese start to melt and create a sauce. Pour in some pasta water to get the sauce to the consistency you want. {I only used about 3 tablespoons.} 
  • Taste and adjust seasonings accordingly. Pour onto serving platter and top with fresh parsley and more grated cheese.

Notes

-I used a microplane for grating the garlic and the parmesan cheese right into the pot. If you are using pre-grated store bought parmesan cheese, I'd recommend using about 1/2 cup.
-This recipe only gives only a hint of garlic. Adjust the garlic level to how you like!

Nutrition

Calories: 771kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 722mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1080IU | Calcium: 487mg | Iron: 1.8mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Linguine, Linguine Noodles, Linguine Pasta, Linguine Recipes

 

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55 Responses
  1. Sasha @ The Procrastobaker

    ok this sounds righhhttt up my street! anything with garlic in the title has my attention! yet another gorgeous recipe 🙂

  2. lisa {Smart Food and Fit}

    This looks so good, especially after a long intense cardio workout I had today! Gotta love quick and easy recipes!

  3. Diane {Created by Diane}

    Oh please pass the bowl this way, I could eat the whole thing. Promise 🙂 Looks wonderful, I’m a pasta girl! Great photo!

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  6. Julana

    I would want to add some chicken or shrimp to this… it it saucy enough? If not, how can I make it saucier??? Looks delish just the way it is but my husband would require some sort of meat….

    1. Lauren

      I say add in more cream, cheese, s & p…that should do it! 🙂 Just add it in bit by bit until the sauce is as saucy as you want it!

  7. Michelle

    5 stars
    I have made this several times and there are never leftovers….super quick and yummy!! I also make it with parmesan crusted chicken cut up and mixed in or on the side….delish! 🙂

  8. Miranda Oglesby

    5 stars
    I made this pasta tonight with some chicken and it turned out so yummy!! Thanks for the idea I had no idea what dinner would be and my boyfriend loves it too! I just forgot to save some of the water from the pasta but added more cream to make it thicker. So tasty! Thanks!! 🙂

  9. Maureen

    5 stars
    Seriously the best Alfredo recipe I’ve tried. Kids LOVED it. Added broccoli during the pasta boil and sliced chicken with the butter, cheese, cream additions. Simply marvelous. Thank you for sharing!

  10. Seana C

    5 stars
    This has become one of my go-to weeknight meals. Add a little grilled meat or vegetables and dinner is on the table. Thank you.

  11. Cynthia Gonzalez

    5 stars
    I made this tonight for dinner. I cooked mild Italian sausage separately.. Added it to the pasta.. This pasta was delicious!!!!

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  13. Sydney

    5 stars
    I LOVE this recipe. I’ve made it a couples, and added chicken the last time. Shrimp will be my next one. Pasta & garlic & creamy are my weaknesses. NOM NOM NOM.

  14. Carrie

    I never have heavy cream in the house, is there a substitute? Is it legal to use 2% milk or is that just not creamy/thick enough? I have kids so I always have milk.

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  22. Kim

    It looks sooo delicious and yummy. For sure I will try to do it. I love pasta and I love cooking. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.