GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE FOR PASTA makes a QUICK & EASY dinner recipe the whole family will love. Garlic butter sauce is also perfect for VEGETABLES and DIPPING too!
Course Side Dish
Keyword butter, garlic, pasta, sauce
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 15minutes
8garlic clovespeeled and minced
1/2teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
1/4cupgrated Parmesan cheese
2tablespoonsfreshly chopped parsley
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook, stirring often, until al dente, just tender. Reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta water. Drain the rest and set aside.
While the pasta is cooking, place a large pan over medium heat. Add the butter and melt.
Once the butter is melted, add the garlic cloves and cook just until fragrant, about 30 seconds to one minute. Do not brown. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper.
Toss the garlic butter sauce with the al dente pasta and up to 1/4 cup of the reserved pasta water to create a smooth sauce. Top with Parmesan, parsley, and additional salt and pepper if desired. Serve immediately.