College Student's Gourmet Pasta


This recipe was a frequent favorite when I was in college, because it is made with ingredients most students have in their kitchens. I have made this with low fat ingredients, and it works very well. Since I have gotten older, I have added chicken and shrimp to the recipe; it is very adaptable. Easy, tastes wonderful, but not very easy on the waistline.

2 servings


  • 16 ounces pasta

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water until tender. Drain.

  2. To a saucepan, add butter or margarine, salt, milk, and Parmesan cheese. Cook over low heat until combined. Pour mixture over pasta, and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

784 Calories
19g Fat
124g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 784
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 201mg 67%
Sodium 682mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 124g 45%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 129mg 10%
Iron 8mg 42%
Potassium 459mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.