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Creamy Garlic Butter Spaghetti

Ready in just 15 minutes, this creamy Garlic Butter Spaghetti is an easy meal the whole family will love.


  • 8 ounces spaghetti or other pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth or veggie
  • 1 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
  • 1/3 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese
  • kosher salt & fresh-ground black pepper
  • sprinkling of parsley dried or fresh


  • Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil, then add a generous tablespoon of kosher salt and the pasta. Cook just to al dente, according to package directions, then drain and set aside.
  • While the pasta cooks, melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in garlic and red pepper, followed by broth. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in the cream or half-and-half. Cook 1-2 minutes, until thickened slightly. Add Parmesan, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and 10-12 cranks of pepper. Stir well.
  • Add drained pasta to sauce, toss to coat, and sprinkle with parsley. Serve right away.

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 298kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 194mg, Potassium: 139mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 277IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 113mg, Iron: 1mg
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