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Quick and Easy Parmesan Noodles


"This is a quick easy recipe using any shape pasta, cream (or half-and-half), garlic, butter, and Parmesan cheese. It is very satisfying and the kids love it! Can add cut up veggies or diced chicken or ham to make more of a complete meal."
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25 m servings 467 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  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 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.


  • Cook's Note:
  • 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.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 467 calories; 28.3 g fat; 42.7 g carbohydrates; 12.4 g protein; 90 mg cholesterol; 227 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I knew I was sticking my neck out tonight when I made this, knowing Hubs doesn’t like Alfredo sauce. “You know,” he said while we were eating supper, “I usually don’t like Alfredo sauce, but I ...

This also works with half-n-half or evaporated milk, if you don't have whipping cream on hand. I like to saute the garlic in the butter before making the sauce for the alfredo. This is one of ou...

This is sooo Good! my whole family loved it! my little brothers LOVED it most! i didn't have heavey whipping cream, so i used whole milk!turned out great

My daughter and I made this for a late night dinner. It was easy to fix. I made the sauce in a frying pan and added in the Parmesan which I upped to 3 cups from 2. I used minced garlic from a ja...

This is an easy, tasty way to get a side dish ready in minutes---at least for me, since I have these ingredients on hand all the time. Thank you!

Rich, delicious and so easy! We loved this. Will be making again soon.

Simply amazing. Will be adding this to the rotation. I used minced fresh garlic and just left them in the sauce and also melted the cheese in the sauce before adding it to the noodles as the che...

I've made this without a recipe quite a few times for a quick kid meal and to get rid of leftover pasta. I always use the canned parmesan and all the ingredients listed, except I use onion powde...

I subbed non-dairy creamer for the heavy whipping cream (half & half would have worked, too). Also added a little white wine. Easy and excellent!