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creamy garlic pasta in pot with wooden spoon.

Creamy Garlic Pasta

We love that this creamy garlic pasta is cooked in just one dish in 20 minutes. It's perfect for a busy night and tastes so decadent!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy dinner recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 543kcal


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 8 ounces linguine
  • 8 ounces Parmesan cheese grated
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a large stock pot, heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat. When the butter has melted, add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken stock to the pan. Raise the heat to high and bring the stock to a boil.
  • Add the linguine to the boiling liquid. Cook according to package directions. Use a measuring cup to remove 1/4 cup of the liquid from the pot and set aside.
  • Remove from the heat add the cheese to the pasta, stirring to combine.
  • When cheese has melted, stir in the cream, parsley, salt. Add the reserved liquid, if desired, to thin the sauce to your desired consistency.
  • Serve immediately.



We serve this pasta as a side with grilled chicken. For a meatless main dish, it will serve 2-3 people. 


Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 1079mg | Potassium: 618mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 815IU | Vitamin C: 21.4mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2.7mg