Quick and Easy Parmesan Noodles


This recipe for Parmesan noodles is a quick and easy dish. Use any shape of pasta, cream (or half-and-half), garlic, butter, and Parmesan cheese. You can also add cut-up veggies or diced chicken or ham to make it more of a complete meal. It is very satisfying and the kids love it!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 (16 ounce) package farfalle (bow tie) pasta

  • cup butter

  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook bow tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain and return pasta to the pot.

  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat; add cream and garlic cloves. Simmer until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and discard garlic cloves. Stir cream sauce into bow tie pasta; season with black pepper. Add Parmesan cheese; toss until cheese melts.


If using canned Parmesan cheese (green can), you need to use cream in the sauce. If you use regular milk, the Parmesan will clump together into one piece.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

467 Calories
28g Fat
43g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 467
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 227mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 156mg 12%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 158mg 3%

* 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.

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