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One Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta

The easiest and creamiest pasta made in a single pot – even the pasta gets cooked right in the pan! How easy is that?

One Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta - The easiest and creamiest pasta made in a single pot - even the pasta gets cooked right in the pan! How easy is that?

Garlic and parmesan. A match made in heaven. And with the help of a single pan, you can make the easiest, most epic pasta ever.

Just think of this as a creamy alfredo, except without the heavy cream and the cream cheese. And no, taste is not compromised in this super easy one pot meal.

The one pan aspect actually helps the noodles soak up all that amazing flavor, giving you that light cream sauce coating the noodles in all its garlic-Parmesan glory.

 And if you really want to save on dishes, you know my rule – this should get eaten straight out of the pot. The dishes, the plating, the garnishes – it’ll just slow you down anyway!

One Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta

The easiest and creamiest pasta made in a single pot – even the pasta gets cooked right in the pan! How easy is that?

10 minutes20 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk, or more, as needed
  • 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Stir in chicken broth, milk and fettuccine; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until pasta is cooked through, about 18-20 minutes. Stir in Parmesan. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk as needed until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Adapted from Yellow Bliss Road.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 312.5 Calories from Fat 128.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.3g 22%
Saturated Fat 5.8g 29%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 65.5mg 22%
Sodium 413.3mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 34.8g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 3.6g
Protein 11.1g 22%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Yummy recipe! I was worried that the liquids weren’t going to thicken but they definitely did thicken and I ended up needing to use a lot more liquid than the recipe called for haha. I used regular spaghetti because that’s what I had in the pantry. I’d also recommend adding in some vegetables like other people have said. Onions, mushrooms, peppers etc. Anything really. Also, the recipe could use more cheese.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Quite tasty!………Used vegetable stock as that’s what I had on hand then seasoned stock with parsley and thyme. Used suggestions from other reviewers and added peppers, onion, cream cheese, red pepper flakes, and cooked chicken (about 1.5 lb of skinless boneless thighs). Used different pasta, 8 oz penne. Going to make this again!

  3. can I use a different type of pasta?

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was fantastic.  I doubled the recipe and added some mushrooms and spinach. It was a huge hit with the family.  Thanks!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have made this so many times, and with many different shapes of pasta. It’s easy and super delicious!! My only tip is to use fresh garlic. For extra richness use half and half

  6. Easy just as written I added pinch of basil fantastic

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    I add a bunch of mushrooms I sautéed in garlic butter and sherry and used spaghetti in place of fettuccine and it was amazing! One of the best pasta dishes I’ve had in a while. 

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    tastes amazing and super easy to make

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great starter meal for someone learning to cook! It is simple, healthy, and flavorful! I used a crock pot to cook plain chicken, shredded, then added to the pasta. I also mixed in veggies. Great simple meal, less than 30 minutes prep between all items!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Definitely added more cheese, but it was really good. My parents both quite liked it and would definitely make it again!

  11. Rated 4 out of 5

    easy to make and super good to eat

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    A successful dish to add to our menu at home! Easy, nutrious and QUICK!! My Husband and Daughter had seconds!!!

    An easy, nutrious and QUICK dinner that will be added to our menu at home. My family had seconds!!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is the best dish ever, and so easy! I make it so often, I basically have it memorized. 🙂 The kids and hubs love this dish, too!

  14. This was delicious..added some cooked chicken,red peppers,green onion and lemon juice and the sauce thickened up beautifully..will be making this again

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great recipe! I added a dash of cayenne for a little kick. Next time I will add flour in with the butter because the end result was a bit watery for me. The sauce didn’t stick to the pasta so I’m hoping that adding flour will help.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    My dear son made the Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi recipe (from this site) for dinner the other night and served it with this pasta and some steamed broccoli. It was a delicious meal! Just a note: we did find that the pasta needed a bit more liquid.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fantastic pasta recipe! I doubled recipe for leftovers. I used good quality butter and broth and added crushed red pepper flakes. I used thin spaghetti as I did not have fettuccine. Splashed fresh lemon juice on top when plated. This turned out so good! Will definitely make this again.

    • How did this reheat? My problem with leftovers of fettuccine Alfredo is that the sauce separates, and it’s much less enjoyable to eat for me. Is this something that would be a good meal prep recipe? Any advice would be great!

  18. Rated 3 out of 5

    Taste was good, but not great. Only one pan made for an easy cleanup. My big issue is before softening, the fettuccine was difficult to stir in the limited amount of liquid. As a result, many noodles clumped together. If I were to make it again, I’d would select a different shape pasta.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fabulous. I also added just 1-2 drops of hot sauce. You don’t taste it, it just ups the flavor. My husband said I shouldn’t ever do pasta any other way, and my family loves my alfredo. Obviously this lends itself to any shape of pasta – I used angel hair, just adjust cooking time. Can’t wait to make again and add shrimp, or bacon, or veggies….. possibilities are endless.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Less than 10 ingredients including salt and pepper, and then, Bam! A new family favorite is born!
    Thank you, Chungah, for this simple, yet delicious recipe.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was delicious ! I used really good chicken stock (better than bouillon), extra garlic, and a splash of fresh lemon juice at the end. Amazing ! 

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Well, this turned out perfect!, I didn’t use one pot, I cooked the pasta in another pot, because bad luck always comes in one pot for me!LMAO! But anywho, This turned out great, I’ve always been a fan of garlic bread, and when I was simmering the garlic I was like “THIS IS A KEEPER”! Also, I didn’t have chicken broth at the time, so I substituted it for 2 cups of milk instead of one it turned it fine and creamy. I’m only a teen but my family lets me, cook, because to be honest its a great hobby. And so normally it’s hard for me to cook “good” food, but this one was particularly easy, so I definitely recommend this.

  23. Rated 4 out of 5

    Pretty darn good! I was looking for a fast pasta meal because that is what I had on hand. I didn’t have meat defrosted. I didn’t have fettuccini on hand, but I had spaghetti, so there you have it. Fresh cheeses make this super yummy. I doubled this recipe because I feed a lot of people. It is fairly low cost, even if you use fresh cheese, like I did. I served it with toasted garlic bread an some of my cherry tomatoes from my garden. This hit the spot. I think next time I will add crushed red pepper to the sauce. We like a little heat.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Had lots of cooked leftover pasta and needed to whip up something quick. Did not add the broth as pasta was already cooked, added more garlic, a tsp of chicken bouillon to add flavor and used grocery parmesan (not freshly grated) and it still turned out good. I look forward to re doing this with proper technique and ingredients. But this recipe was a saviour! Thank you for sharing.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent dish, done it twice and everyone is asking for more

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Awesome! Easy, quick, and delicious! Only one pot to clean up puts this over the top!

  27. Could you recommend a vegetarian substation for the chicken broth? this looks delicious! can’t wait to try

    • They make vegetable broth should be just as good or just use water. Maybe just add more garlic and salt and pepper to make up for flavor

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Was looking for a quick recipe and this was really good, especially for how quick and easy it was to make. I used 2 teas of garlic and 1/2 C of Parmesan.  I will make this often

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Delicious. Great replacement for Alfredo and many less calories with an amazing taste. We had to add milk to keep it creamy. Noodles cook to perfection in the 20 minute timeframe.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Quick, easy and delicious. I substituted half and half for the milk and it worked well.

  31. I am just starting to cook things on my own as I just moved to a college dorm! What ingredient should I use more of to make a little more thicker? 

    • I would first try not using as much liquid perhaps, Then try adding extra cheese, and or substitute Heavy Cream for the milk. Experiment a bit, adn make it your own dish. Happy Cooking!

      • A tiny bit of flour or corn starch is a great thickening agent. Note that it should be cooked in over low heat for a while before it will start to thicken anything. That being said, using less liquid is the best way to go — you can always add more in, but you can’t take it out once it’s in the pan! Good luck with your cooking adventures 🙂 (PS: if you haven’t already, check out Budget Bytes — I used them a lot right out of college!!)

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    What a great dish!  So easy.and prep is a breeze!    All in one pot and absolutely delicious. I highly recommend it!!

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was amazing! I halved the recipe since it was for 2 people and it says to serve right away, so I wasn’t sure what leftovers would taste like.

    I would say this was very similar to an Alfredo -just as creamy although made with milk & adding freshly grated Parmesan cheese, as well as freshly chopped parsley really made a difference! So, so amazingly tasty! Highly recommend.

    (I wanted to note, I didn’t really start stirring the pasta until about 5 minutes in. Once they became more pliable, I started to stir. And I eat them al dente).

  34. Rated 4 out of 5

    I would call this good but not great. The flavor is a bit mild, and I added extra cheese and garlic. It’s good for a side dish, though, and so easy that I can see it becoming a regular go-to.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Loved it!!! I will definitely make this dish for my family again! Super easy and fast 🙂 I added cherry tomatoes to the pot after the pasta was cooked. It gave if a nice pop of color. I also added slices of grilled lemon chicken. Yum!!!!

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    Super easy and delicious. Double the recipe to have leftovers!

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Almost perfect!  I add an extra cup of heavy cream and def more cheese to make it nice and creamy.  If I have any veggies on hand, I love adding spinach.  It’s my go to pasta recipe!  

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    My go to all time favourite pasta! Love this pasta recipe. It’s so easy, and yet so delicious. I usually double the amount of chicken stock and milk (cos I like my pasta extra creamy), and add extra garlic, mushroom and spinach or broccoli. Thanks for this awesome recipe. I’ve made it many times now.

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Whoa, what the h….  time to monitor comments here, maybe we can blame it on COVID but damn…this is about cooking! No way I could manage this online crowd but I am guessing it’s best to say nothing at all….as we know is the gospel truth. 

    Just checking in to say hello, thanks again a million times for this recipe that is unbelievably both simple and every time gets better and more perfect just as it is, and hope you are staying home, safe, and healthy.  
    Debbie S. 

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    We loved it! I added fresh steamed broccoli after the last step and it was SO good. Saving this one for sure!

  41. Rated 4 out of 5

    I love this recipe for al dente pasta that is curiously simmered while bathing in a luxurious creamy parmesan sauce. It is a delicious and easy meal to prepare for a busy family.

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    I added extra garlic cloves. So easy and damn tasty!!! Great recipe!

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was so easy and was delicious!

  44. This is so good! Everyone loved it.

  45. Really good and simple. Thank you

  46. love this pasta! we like to add chicken to it too.

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    Creamy and yummy. Would defo make it again. All in all took about 20 mins in me pot. I think it would taste great with mushrooms or chicken. 

  48. Is it possible to use elbow noodles?

  49. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ve made a pasta like this and it didn’t come out well so I didn’t have high home. But wow, it’s so good! So simply, but so tasty! This will have to be a new go-to dinner for me!

  50. Rated 5 out of 5

    i was hesitant that this would work….but it did! SO easy and was probably one of the best fettuccini alfredo’s i have made. The only change i made was doubling the parm…..maybe even tripling it 😉 (i did not add any additional salt as parm is salty on its own) I think this added to the creaminess. Great recipe!

  51. I have a couple of questions could you double the recipe as well as use elbow noodles instead of the fettuccine?


  52. Rated 4 out of 5

    Is it okay if I add Parmesan that’s in the package, not fresh? 

  53. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made this for dinner tonight. Oh my goodness!!!! The joy my mouth experienced!!!  Will make this again!

  54. Rated 5 out of 5

    Oh my goodness this is fantastic. Made mine with beef stock, skim milk, and italian blend cheese (because it was all i had) and it still turned out super delicious. Recommending this to EVERYONE I know!

  55. Rated 5 out of 5

    I love this recipe. I’ve made it twice already and now I’m teaching my son.
    We made a complete meal out of it by add leftover grilled chicken and fresh broccoli for the last couple minutes of cooking… just enough to heat them through.


  56. Rated 5 out of 5

    I added shrimp. Yum!

  57. Rated 4 out of 5

    Thank you. The kids loved this and I loved not having a bunch of pots and strainer to clean afterward. I did have a question about the noodles clumping. Any tips on how to add the fettuccine or how often to stir to prevent them sticking?

  58. Rated 5 out of 5

    really easy and yummy pasta when you’re tired and craving something rich and creamy (minus the heavy cream guilt)!

  59. has anyone tried this with fresh pasta

    • If you want to use fresh pasta add it in at the last second right before you sauce has reduced down (right before you would want it to be) because fresh pasta cooks so much faster then regular store bought pasta it’ll only take like 90 seconds to cook

  60. Rated 5 out of 5

    It sounds awesome would recommend for family & friends .

  61. Rated 4 out of 5

    This was very quick and easy although I did have to add more milk and chicken stock to mine to get it to cook to the right consistency. Tasted great ! And as far as the previous comment from ” Fleur” that “Chris” was “harassing ” Chungah simply because he said she was pretty is ridiculous. That’s NOT harrassment, it was a simple polite compliment. Nothing. More…………..yeesh !

  62. OK, very good. I had my doubts because…reular milk and broth. Seemed like it would’ve been kinda weak, but hey…it came out very well. I added a bit more garlic, a can of clams as well (wife insisted) and yes…very tasty. I would add a bit more broth to this or, toward the end, add a bit more broth to ‘thin’ it out as even before I added the parmesan (it was so creamy as is I could barely imagine adding the parm) it was pretty thick!

    Good recipe. and y’know, Chungah…you’re very pretty.

    • I don’t see how her looks are relevant to the recipe. I’m sure your wife would be happy to know that you’re harassing women on the internet.

    • Rated 5 out of 5

      Yeah Chris J, I bet your wife isn’t pretty happy that you are flirting with another girl… and get this… you’re doing it online for gods sake! SMGFDMFH!

      • Rated 5 out of 5

        Ok Aubrey well then I just came here to say that your very ugly. If not on the outside then for sure on the inside. A man made a nice compliment and you chose to be an absolute Karen about it. I feel bad for you. Hope it makes you feel better that I didn’t call you pretty because apparently that is considered harassment. What a peach you are.

  63. Rated 4 out of 5

    not the best pasta ever or that choped guges would enjoy

  64. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was really good. It was nice that it was all one pot!

  65. Rated 5 out of 5

    I doubled all the ingredients tonight and it was great but as I said I would add a few more fresh garlic cloves. And to Jude I used capellini and it was done much earlier than the 18-20 min for fettuccine. But it is very thin pasta. I also think that if you add a protein or vege to this you may have to have more liquid.
    Another thought my daughter and I had would be Calm broth for a white clam sauce! Going to try that next. Yum!

  66. Rated 5 out of 5

    Damn delicious is right! I bookmarked this recipe and have made it multiple times in the last few weeks. It’s super easy, I always have the ingredients on hand, and my kids love it. Also, easy to throw in a protein or veg if we’re in the mood. Thank you! 

  67. This sounds amazing. I have store bought fresh fettuccine. Any recomendation on how long needed to cook it in this recipe?

  68. Rated 5 out of 5

    Really great! I would say 1/3 cup of milk and maybe another clove of garlic. 

    Really yummy & really easy 🙂

    • Rated 5 out of 5

      This was so simple! I substituted milk for coconut milk (dairy sensitivity) and used spaghetti since I didn’t have fettuccini, it was delish!

  69. Has anyone ever doubled the recipe?  If so, did you double every ingredient? If doubled, that seems like a lot of liquid for 16 ounces of pasta (I’ll be using spaghetti as that’s all I have & am limiting grocery trips;)  I plan to make it in a few hours. Thanks!!

    • I doubled the recipe with capellini tonight…would add more garlic and added the salt and pepper at the very end and it improved flavor. May try with Romano cheese next time but that is saltier so have to be cautious with salt. It was excellent and I used 2% milk cause that is what I had and worked well.

  70. what’s the yield? i have to do a cooking project and this seems perfect

  71. Rated 5 out of 5

    So super easy and an instant hit with my kids. I threw in some broccoli florets and served it with grilled chicken. This is so gonna be a staple in my house.

  72. Rated 5 out of 5

    1st try – Damn Delicious & easy!

  73. Rated 5 out of 5

    Enjoying this meal as I write this review. It’s tasty and it was super easy to make!! I used spaghetti instead of fettuccine because it’s all I had. For me it only needed about 12-13 mins of simmer once it reached a boil. I didn’t have fresh parsley so I just used 1tbs of dried parsley while it simmered. I also added an extra quarter cup of cheese 🙂 came out great

  74. Rated 5 out of 5

    this pasta is amazing, however I used less garlic and much more noodles for it. still turned out to be one of the best id ever made. i reccomend!!

    • Rated 5 out of 5

      I make this nearly once a week and it’s never let me down. I use spaghetti and mature cheddar as that’s all I ever have. It’s excellent. 

  75. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is excellent. For the last couple years I have made it at least three times a month. Everyone LOVES it!  Thank you for this wonderful recipe. 

  76. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have been making this recipe for years, I would give it a 10! When reheating, it is good to add milk because the pasta absorbs all of the liquid. 

  77. Rated 5 out of 5

    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Added broccoli, bacon, and sauteed shrimp but wouldn’t have needed to add a thing. Fantastic with or without.

  78. Rated 5 out of 5

    It really is “damn delicious”! So glad I went with this recipe. I added ground beef and broccoli with it and it came out superb! My picky 3 & 2 year olds even ate it!

  79. Rated 5 out of 5

    Easy breezy! Just my kind of recipe. Subbed half and half for milk and used regular spaghetti since I didn’t have fettuccine. Also, once noodles were fully submerged I simmered for 12 min. Came out great. Still plenty of sauce with a creamy consistency. 

  80. Rated 5 out of 5

    Couldn’t be easier and so delicious! I substituted whole wheat elbow macaroni- this is going in the regular rotation. 

  81. This was so good and easy!  I added more garlic and didn’t have fresh parsley, so I added dried parsley to the pan while it was simmering. Worked perfectly and my tweens were asking for seconds!

  82. Delicious! I added dehydrated mushrooms and it was extra yummy.  Like that is a lighter version from the heavy cream version… still as tasty!

  83. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazing recipe. Pasta was amazingly delicious.

    • Rated 5 out of 5

      Simple and delicious! Used linguini noodles because that’s what I had, and I realized we were out of parmesan (oops!) so I did not add any cheese. Didn’t matter. I sprinkled in some nutritional yeast. I’ll be making this again. The whole family loved it.

  84. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hi, this pasta recipe is amazing! I love all of your recipes! I also have to say that corgis are the best! We have two as well. They’re so adorable!

  85. Rated 4 out of 5

    This was quick, easy, and delicious. I added a bag of grilled chicken and (microwave) steamed broccoli and we had a complete meal. Thanks!

  86. Can I use vegetable stock instead?

  87. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was fantastic and so easy! I roasted some cherry tomatoes in olive oil with salt and pepper and then instead of chopped parsley, I chopped fresh basil. Will definitely be making this again and it is so easy to add different variations to the pasta such as chicken, mushrooms, red peppers, etc.

  88. Rated 4 out of 5

    The flavor is great! We added tomatoes and poached chicken. However we’ve been eating gluten free pasta for so long this seems a bit gummy using Creamettes regular wheat pasta.

  89. Rated 4 out of 5

    Very easy, very good. I’m only giving it 4 stars because the second time I tried it, the pasta just didn’t seem to cook in the time stated. I also added a lot more liquid – both milk and chicken broth. The first time I made it, it was perfect! I used cream instead of milk that time – maybe that made the difference.

  90. Rated 4 out of 5

    I can confirm that red lentil penne pasta is NOT a good choice for this recipe, lol! I should have used spaghetti but was trying to get some extra protein in so I used red lentil pasta instead, which took about 22 minutes to cook, but the texture was not good at all with the delicious creamy sauce. That being said, this was an insanely easy way to get lots of flavor into a creamy sauce without having to use cream. I will definitely try this again with regular pasta in the future, thanks for the recipe!

  91. So it is making right now. But I used Beef Broth instead of Chicken Broth bc that is all i had on hand. Do you think it will still be good?

  92. Rated 5 out of 5

    I love this pasta recipe. I have been making it for probably 5 years. However long ago I stumbled upon this recipe, I’ve been making ever since. It’s so good and my kids love it. I always do extra garlic for preference. Sometimes I add extras…peas, broccoli, whatever I have on hand. But it’s perfect on its own. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  93. Rated 5 out of 5

    I would cook pasta before next time all else was delicious

  94. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have very fussy children and wondered how this would go over. It was a huge hit. I have never had such a quiet and peaceful dinner. I made the recipe using gluten free pasta, it was delicious. Due to the fact that we have both vegetarians and meat eaters, I did a build your own pasta. Used leftover grilled chicken, shrimp,bacon, peas and spinach. Everyone used their favorite combo. Can you believe not one complaint? That never happens. Ever. Plus one pan clean up? Hello my new favorite recipe. 

  95. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ve been using this recipe since I bought your cookbook, maybe 3-4 years ago? It has become a weekly staple at our house, and my four-year-old’s favorite food! He calls it, Mommy’s Noodles 🙂 I love it too, I usually toss in some peas or broccoli at the end for myself. I’ve read in the comments below about the Parmesan clumping, I’ve had that happen before, but I think I’ve got it figured out now. Make sure you are using good parmesan cheese, add it in small batches, and whisk/stir fast when you add the cheese. I normally use skim milk, but I cut it with heavy cream when I have it on hand. Lately, I’ve been adding in a dash of Penzey’s Sunny Paris at the end, and it is so good! Thank you so much for sharing this crowd-pleasing and super easy recipe! I owe you big time!

  96. Rated 5 out of 5

    Followed everything with the exception of using a 350 gram package of fresh cheese tortellini and it was awsome. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  97. Rated 5 out of 5

    I added some bacon bits in and I was in heaven eating it!

  98. Rated 5 out of 5

    Really Delicious, I will make this often

  99. Rated 5 out of 5

    This pasta is great and super creamy.

  100. Rated 5 out of 5

    This recipe worked out great! I was a little worried that the milk would curdle as a sauce (I used 2 percent) but everything worked out.
    I added a splash of wine about 9 minutes in and stirred in some smoked salmon and lemon juice when I removed the pasta from heat.

  101. Am I supposed to boil the pasta first before I put in there or just put it in and cook the pasta with the sauce like the recipe says?? Sauce is absolutely delicious but it seems to be taking quite some time

  102. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wow! This was such a easy, fast, and delicious recipe! I will be making this many more times! Thank you!

  103. Rated 3 out of 5

    Hi from Chicago!
    Made this last night – timing is pretty spot on, so I absolutely appreciated how quickly I was able to whip this up! However, it didn’t need extra salt like the recipe called for, the chicken broth carried enough. I didn’t make any adjustments – followed exactly how the recipe is shown. I think this would make for a quick easy kids meal, but probably not again for my husband and myself. I’m glad I tried it though! Thank you for posting.

  104. Rated 5 out of 5

    I made this it was so so good, my daughter said it was the best thing ever! God bless thanks for sharing

  105. Rated 5 out of 5

    This dish was very amazing and convenient! Flavor was amazing, consistency was similar to Alfredo. The recipe calls to add milk for thinner sauce, but more chicken broth would add more flavor. The whole family enjoyed this easy dish!

  106. Rated 5 out of 5

    Super yummy!

  107. Rated 5 out of 5

    Loved this! So easy and delicious. I added a bit extra Parmesan and topped with some red pepper flakes.

  108. Can I make with any other pasta just adjust to normal boiling times for that shape?

  109. Rated 5 out of 5

    I haven’t made this yet but I’m thinking some chopped clams…. anyone try that?

  110. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazing and quick recipe. I used 10% lactose-free cream, a bit of lactose-free whipping cream and added the parmesan cheese at the end. Had it with cream of mushroom chicken breast, garlic baguettes and Cesar salad. The family devoured and loved it, delicious!

  111. Rated 5 out of 5

    Whoa! Wow! What a great dish! I knew based on what others did I could play with this recipe and I did. You created a wonderful recipe that it obviously amazing as is or can be modified based on ones dietary preferences or limits. I used half 2% and half whipping cream because it’s what I had and it worked fine. I also cooked the pasta and liquid with some fresh basil from my garden and that added a nice light flavor. Another substitute was I used chickpea pasta instead (I adjusted cooking time) and it was perfect! Sautéed some shrimp with pesto and this meal was restaurant worthy. Lighter in taste then it looks. So wonderful. 

  112. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is a keeper! I love pasta , but boiling  a big pot of water takes more time and effort than i have sometimes. 
    it sounds delicious as-is, but i made it a one-pot meal by  sautéing a small onion, 2 celery stalks and a few carrots before adding the garlic. Then after adding the 2 cups homemade chicken stock and a cup of evaporated milk and a half pound of thin spaghetti, i  added a handful of frozen peas and a leftover pork chop, diced, and salt and pepper. (Al the  veg i had unhand.) My husband was napping after our hard day of yard work and i couldn’t wait eat, so sprinkled the parmesan on each plate instead of down into the pan. No clumping, as one person had. How easy and good!   Endless variations indeed!

  113. Rated 5 out of 5

    I made this for my family, and it was amazing!
    The only problem I have with it is it turns into a soup and the Parmesan clumps at the bottom.
    I use 3.25% (homogenized milk) and Campbell’s chicken broth; if you have any ideas why it’s like this I’d be happy to know!
    Thanks! 🙂

  114. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is DAMN DELICIOUS! I added cooked left over #costo chicken and broccoli. I did use a little extra milk and butter only because I added stuff. I’ll be making this again soon! Yumo

  115. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent!  Amazing!  I would wait until after the pasta is done before salting; the chicken broth has a lot of salt so in my opinion none is needed.  Also, I used Butoni fresh pasta and it was done in 5 minutes!  Delicious!

  116. Rated 5 out of 5

    A simple and wonderfully endless options of a recipe. Thank you so much for sharing.

  117. Rated 4 out of 5

    This was very yummy! It was very easy to make, and was done in about 25 minutes.

  118. Rated 5 out of 5

    Followed the directions exactly, but used soy milk instead. Still came out delicious!!! 5 stars!!!

  119. I added a few dashes of red pepper flakes and the taste is great, but for some reason the cheese didn’t blend in well with the rest of the sauce and ended up being a tough clump on the bottom of my pot. Any idea why?

  120. I seasoned shrimp with a Cajun seasoning and added frozen peas.  Delicious!!!!

  121. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is a culinary grand slam home run! I’ve made it 4 or 5 times now and I absolutely love it. The prep is quick and easy, it’s made with ingredients that I always have on hand and it is absolutely delicious. Thank you!!

  122. Rated 5 out of 5

    Delicious! A few simple ingredients and easy prep makes this one a keeper! I took another reviewer’s tio and added a handful of fresh spinach in the last 1-2 min of cooking for added nutrition and color. Husband & 2 year old loved it <3

  123. Rated 5 out of 5

    For gluten free pasta cook the pasta and sauce separately and toss together. Delicious!

  124. Rated 5 out of 5

    Absolutely delicious recipe and came out perfectly. Then I tried it with Gluten Free Fetuccine and it was a disaster! LOL. Gluten free doesn’t quite cut it, turns into a pile of starch….but with regular pasta it is divine and perfect! Will make again and have my son’s portion since he can’t have gluten. 😉

  125. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is so YUM, especially on a hot summer day when you dont want to turn the oven on! I used penne pasta and added some pre-cooked chicken. Thanks for posting this recipe!

  126. Rated 5 out of 5

    Such an easy dish! I fried up some Italian sausage in a separate pan, cut it into bite size pieces and added it to the cooked pasta. So delicious!

  127. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made this tonight because it’s hot and I didn’t want to turn on the oven, it was so easy and damn delicious!! Will definitely keep this recipe as a go to! Thank you for posting. ❤️

  128. Rated 5 out of 5

    This isn’t really a review but a plea for help.  I keep curdling the milk.  I’ve reread the review, watched the video multiple times and tried on several occasions.  I don’t like to give up on recipes without knowing what I’ve done wrong.

    • Absolutely, Evie. I am happy to help!

      What kind of milk did you use? Skim milk will curdle much more easily than other, fattier dairy products.
      Heating milk too quickly, even if it never comes to a boil, can also curdle it. Instead, heat the milk gently over medium-low heat.

  129. Rated 5 out of 5

    It was fantastic! Even my two year old (who only eats chicken) ate it. Added some peas and corn and garlic bread and we were all happy with how it came out.

  130. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazing! So easy to prepare & so easy to clean up. I added an onion at the outset too and tossed in some mushrooms. Thanks for sharing!

  131. Rated 5 out of 5

    It was a hit, even with my picky kids. I threw some apple chicken sausage in with it and served asparagus on the side…amazing! This is going to be my new go to meal. 

  132. Rated 5 out of 5

    Really looking forward to trying this tonight. Is the calorie count using whole milk or low-fat?

  133. Rated 4 out of 5

    It was a little heavier than I thought it would be, I made it with my fresh spaghetti I made today. However overall it was a hit in my house 

  134. Rated 5 out of 5

    Quick, easy, damn delicious!

  135. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is really good.  It takes a good bit of salt to flavor the pasta so don’t be afraid to salt.  I grilled some chicken breasts and sliced it to add to the finished dish, and also tossed in some baby spinach in the last couple minutes.  This went into my bookmark folder. 

  136. Rated 5 out of 5

    The best

  137. Rated 5 out of 5

    So good, so easy and so mess free!
    Great as a starch side or one pot meal with add ins. 

  138. Rated 5 out of 5

    This pasta was SO good. I am not a pasta lover personally so pasta can be tricky for me but WOW I am in love and definitely making this again. It smells absolutely incredible, tastes so amazing. Just wow honestly 

  139. Rated 5 out of 5


    Looks beautiful and easy to follow! I wanted to ask you how much veggies/protein I can add without compromising the flavour?

  140. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wow this was excellent and so simple! It will be a very easy recipe to adapt and add to if you wanted to. I tossed in some leftover bacon…everyone loved it! 

  141. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great recipe – easy and tasty, though I did add a few things, namely doubling the amount of fresh garlic and the addition of capers. Though I must say, it is very important that you use regular chicken broth/stock or chicken bone broth. I made the mistake of using reduced sodium (as it’s what I had open already) and the broth had almost no flavor to it, leading to an almost Alfredo-like sauce. Still amazing, will cook again next week!

  142. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent and so very easy!! My only suggestion to those making this delicious recipe is to make sure and weigh your pasta — using even a little too much pasta will not give you that perfect sauce-to-pasta ratio that is achieved through exact measurements. Will definitely be making this again!

  143. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is my favorite simple pasta recipe! Its perfect for a weeknight dinner and so easy to add chicken or ham to it with some veggies. Definitely a go to recipe

  144. Rated 4 out of 5

    Very good recipe. I added around a tablespoon of cream cheese too and it made it even creamier! Worth a try 100%

  145. Rated 5 out of 5

    Absolutely amazing! My mom and uncle loved this dish, and it was so filling as well! 

  146. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is one of my favorite go to recipes. I usually either top with or mix in a protein or veggie. If I mix in the additional items I usually double the liquid. Thank you so much!!!!! My family thanks you too:)

  147. This is one of my favorite go to recipes. I can top the pasta with chicken, shrimp or veggies when plated and it makes a complete meal for our family. I have also used several other pasta types and it is always amazing. I do double the liquid if I add any additional items into the pasta. thank you!!!!

  148. Rated 5 out of 5

    I pretty much improvise all recipes I make.  I seem to be allergic to following instructions…except for this one.  This pleases even the foodie roommate.  I love that you can also add shrimp (or any protein). Total crowd pleaser.

  149. Rated 5 out of 5

    I just made this for dinner tonight. Used thin high fiber spaghetti. Added some shredded store-bought rotisserie chicken and spinach at the end. If you use the thin spaghetti be aware that it cooks fast. No need to change the amount of milk/broth. Just have everything ready. I read a comment saying that they added a little more garlic. I did the same (this is a house of garlic fans) and it turned out divine.

  150. Rated 5 out of 5

    I made 1.5 recipe and it got all eaten up by 4 people because it was that good. My husband said I could make this again anytime which is his way of saying he liked it.

  151. Rated 2 out of 5

    I followed all the directions exactly; the only difference was that as a vegetarian and I added vegetable broth versus chicken broth. However the result was almost like a soup. There is no creaminess to the pasta And it didn’t seem like a sauce with any fitness. It was very liquidy.Is it possible that perhaps you should simmer covered? 

    • You may have turned down the heat too much when it says ‘simmer’. After adding the pasta, I kept the dial on a medium-high setting (on an electric stovetop), around 6-7. I had to add additional broth as it had mostly boiled off before the fettuccine was fully cooked.

  152. Rated 5 out of 5

    Love it, love it. True, you can add just about any protein to make a full meal. So happy to have found this site. Easy and totally doable!!

  153. Rated 5 out of 5

    Love this recipe. Made it last night and it was a hit! -Joe

  154. Rated 5 out of 5

    What is the serving size? I see it makes 4 servings, however, not what the serving size is. Gonna make this tonight for the fam!

  155. Rated 5 out of 5

    I tried this recipe for the first time tonight and I’ve added some already cooke broccoli.  It is so good, it will become a staple here.  I enjoyed making it… I’m enjoying eating it!  Many thanks.

  156. Rated 5 out of 5

    I am planning to make this tonight, so I am re-reading directions and watching the video. In the video, the garlic is cooked in the butter, rather than adding the butter when you add the milk/noodles/broth and there is not olive oil used. Yet the directions say to heat the garlic in olive oil and add the butter later in the recipe. I am confused!! What should I follow??

  157. Rated 5 out of 5

    Delicious.  Garlicky and cheesy.  Added pkg of chopped spinach!

  158. Rated 5 out of 5

    I made this for my best friend after school and it was the best dinner ive ever made!

  159. Rated 5 out of 5

    I started making this in college because it was one of the easier and more inexpensive things I could make to stretch other dishes by using as a side of carbs to whatever protein I had on hand. I still love making this and my favorite version is the simplest by adding some chicken I’ve rubbed down with some olive oil, rosemary, and thyme. So simple. So good.

  160. This is one of my family’s favorites, I cook shrimp and add at the end!

  161. Made it tonight. Really simple and really good!

  162. Wow – easy and super delicious! I always hear the chefs on Food Network angrily saw not knowing how to make your own alfredo is inexcusable. This was sooooo simple. Will make again!

  163. Hello Chungah our family loves this recipe and it’s definitely one of my fast go to’s when I’m in a hurry. I just recently purchased an instant pot and was wondering if this recipe could be converted for the instant pot? Would I use the same measurements and how much time would you set for pressure cooking this recipe?
    Thanks for your time
    Holly S.

  164. Sounds yummy making it tommarro

  165. I just made this today for lunch for my kids on their day off from school. They loved it! I doubled the pasta and used Gemelli pasta instead of Fettuccine. I also tripled the sauce. I found my sauce was not very thick and had to add another 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese. I took advice from other comments and added some baked boneless chicken breast meat. Super easy, quick and delicious! I love that this recipe has so many possibilities to expand on. You can add meats and/or vegetables.

  166. Delicious!!!! Was really yummy definitely making again.
    Thank you for sharing this 

  167. I gave this a go tonight because I was feeling lazy and it totally delivered. I had to change the chicken broth to veggie because my favorite guy has a poultry allergy so to make up for it I drained in 2 cans of clam juice ( clams added later ) and some applewood whiskey bacon got stirred about with the garlic because I’m out of Parm and the bacon would add the missing salty-yum. I never would have thought this would all come together in one pan without a nightmare event. Thank you so much!

  168. I would make this again, however, I would not add the noodles to the pot. They came out with a gummy type texture. Otherwise the flavor is delicious!

  169. Sounds delicate and delightful. Maybe add a few broccoli florets?

  170. Omg I was looking for a quick and easy side dish for supper tonight, this was so simple and tasted amazing!  I had to post because my 7 yr old is the pickiest kid ever, she never eats anything I make, well she loved this!  She said mom I think I had this at a restaurant before.  Thanks for a great recipe.

  171. Hi Chungah, we are having such an ugly heatwave in Seattle. I’m sure living in LA, you would be less than sympathetic. It’s been in the 90’s for several days. Totally traumatizing for true Seattleites. Ok, we’re whimps about heat. I have made this pasta twice in the last 10 days because it’s easy and doesn’t heat up my kitchen. Paired with grilled meat, it’s awesome. Thank you for the great recipes.

  172. What kind of milk do you recommend? 

  173. I made this this weekend & it was a HUGE hit! I make a lot of your recipes! But I have a very funny story to tell. When I saw the pictures I had to laugh! One year after getting out of high school a friend decided to make dinner for us. She made spaghetti. Well, she did what you did, made one pot spaghetti! YES, she put EVERYTHING together in one big pot, hamburger, sauce, pasta! To this day we STILL tease her about it. Have a great day!

  174. So how many servings does it make I would like to know thank you.

  175. Will this work with my hubby’s 1% milk?  Or should I use my low-fat soy milk?

  176. How many grams of fettuccine is 8 ounces (everything here is labeled in grams). Also, if i use spaghetti noodles, should i change the amount of liquid or the cooking time?  I love one pot pasta but somehow mine always turns out overcooked! I really want them to turn out al dente.

    • Sun, 8 ounces pasta = 226.8 grams. There are many conversion calculators available online that can be used to convert ounces to grams at your convenience.

      You can certainly use spaghetti but because it is a thinner noodle than fettuccine, you may need to use less liquid. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications. Hope that helps!

  177. I love this recipe – it’s one of my go-to’s, it’s amazing as written or with add-ins! I often add leftover grilled chicken and a cup of peas and carrots.

  178. This looks so easy and I always have all these ingredients on hand! I added peeled/de-vained gulf shrimp at the last 7 min. or so off cooking pasta (until the shrimp are pink) and it not only made it a wonderful shrimp pasta, but added a shrimp flavor to the cheese sauce. My husband loves the addition of chopped asparagus (cut on the diagonal folks!) and/or broccoli florets. I add extra garlic in addition to shallots. A little bit of cayenne, (cause I’m from Texas, I like it HOT like the Houston Rockets!) At the end, I add fresh chopped basil. I serve pasta with salad and baked sourdough bread loaf from the bakery in Raley’s here in Sacramento. Also, a nice cool accompaniment would be a cherry tomato/cucumber salad with Italian dressing and fresh ground pepper and sea salt. I love all of your dishes, they are so user friendly and all of the ingredients are so easy to get. Please keep up the good work, and I can’t wait to get your cookbook! Ye’Ha! -Crystal, Sacramento (but from TEXAS)

  179. This meal would be lovely to have and make. I can already feel my tastebuds tingling.

  180. Tried it and loved it! Your recipes never disappoint 🙂

  181. I made this tonight. I substituted half and half for the milk and added bacon in it. It was delicious and super easy!! 

  182. I just had to post to say thank you. This was fantastic and so easy! I doubled the recipe, used linguini and added some heavy cream to the 1% milk. It was restaurant quality delicious. I will be making this again and again. A+

  183. I love this recipe. I’ve made it so many times that I lost count. Could I substitute the vegetable stick for beef stock. 

    Kind Regards,

  184. Just made this again for my vegetarian family and they all loved it! I doubled the recipe and it came out perfectly. Quick and easy for a weeknight meal. Thanks for sharing!

  185. This is the closest I’ve come to an authentic Alfredo experience in years, since my daughter was diagnosed LI. Absolutely incredible. Mouth-wateringly creamy, wholly satiating, and yes- damn delicious.

    I had no parsley, and I can’t have fresh garlic or onion. Other than that I doubled the recipe, seasoned with basil, granulated garlic, granulated onion, salt and pepper, and fought with my kids all the while stirring frequently. This is an instant winner in my book. Use whole lactose-free milk and you won’t regret it.


  186. I made this for my husband last week and he could not stop saying how much he loved it. I called him the next afternoon while he was at work and he told me it was LITERALLY the very best thing I’ve ever cooked for him (And I’ve made him some pretty elaborate meals….) Who would have thought something so simple could be so good!

  187. Hey Chungah, Im making this tonight with roasted salmon and I was wondering if this recipe could be adapted to be made in the instant pot?

    • Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

  188. I’ve cooked this a bunch of times and had no issues. tastes great. but for some reason it refuses to thicken. any ideas?

    • It’s really hard to say – sorry! Are you making any substitutes?

    • Be sure you cook it uncovered. I doubled the recipe and was afraid  I’d have soup, but I left the cover off and it cooked down perfectly in 13 minutes.  And since I used linguini noodles they were perfectly done at the same time. 

  189. I made this with gluten free angel hair pasta and added broccoli and peach chicken it was awesome thanks so much for the recipe

  190. Omg this looks so yummy! I will need to tweek it for my dietary purposes. I will use whole wheat pasta fettuccine and a Non dairy milk. I cant wait to make it. Thank you !!

  191. Love it, it’s one of my staples right now. Can’t thank you enough for posting. This was one of the first the came up in a google search and I am so thankful for it. I struggle at coming up with good sauces. Love this and so do the kids.

  192. YUMMY.Like this recipe.
    Pasta is one of my favorite foods.

  193. Ran across your recipe yesterday by accident.  Happily!  I was trying to figure out what I could make with some cooked shrimp and fresh asparagus and there it was!  I chopped the asparagus in 1/3″ slices and added just before the pasta was done.  The shrimp I added just long enough to warm.  It was delicous!!!  And would be without my adds too!  I like that itt doesn’t need cream.  Thanks, Chungah, for another great recipe!!  I’ll be making this again.

  194. I’ve just cooked and eaten this perfect pasta and I agree this is fantastic.  I followed exactly the measurements but I used dry parsley. It was so good!  When my husband comes back from work, I’ll have him taste it and I’m sure he’s going to be conquered!  (I ate a vegetable salad with it).  Thanks again.

  195. Okay, this was my first time making the pasta right in the sauce, and it was fantastic. I followed all the measurements exactly, but added 1/2 cup of grated parm, not 1/4 cup. For salt, I used 1/2 a tsp (chicken stock is salty enough), and several twists of black pepper. I didn’t have fresh parsley, so I used fresh basil b/c I grow it on the balcony. One of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever made!

  196. I made this tonight and it was perfect!
    I used bowties cuz I needed the cheerful shape.

    Served with marinated pork chops. Thank you so much!!

  197. Loved it! Very easy to make and it was delicious. And only one pot to clean up 🙂

  198. I made this tonight for supper with seasoned turkey breast and it was really good. I know I committed the cardinal sin because I added shredded Italian 4 cheese mix (from a bag!!!) and grated Parmesan cheese (from a container!!!)  but the way I see it, I work full time and don’t have time to shred and grate my own cheese.  So, I do take shortcuts but I think it’s still healthier and cheaper than eating out, so my family and I are still coming out ahead. Thank you for the recipe, it was five star….even with the shortcuts! 

  199. This recipe is fool proof!!
    So easy and so quick to make.
    My kids were hungry and couldn’t wait for the Enchiladas to be ready so i cooked this up in no time. Thank you

  200. I just made this for dinner and my family LOVED it! I love the one pot recipes…so easy and delicious!

  201. Absolutely love these one pot recipes – specially when you are tired but still u gotta make dinner!

  202. Ok, this was RIDICULOUSLY easy and REALLY good. No fuss! No muss! The starch in the pasta thickened the sauce perfectly, the taste really permeated the noodles instead of just sitting on top, and only one pan to clean up. The kids loved it, and it’s lighter with just the milk, broth and a bit of butter. I’ll be using this from now on when I need a quick noodle dish. You could do this with a lemon butter sauce, or any number of different varieties. I didn’t have fettuccine, so I used linguine and just shortened the cooking time a little bit. Thanks!

  203. Delicious and so easy to make!!! My family ate it up. Next time I will add grilled chicken. 

  204. This is possibly the best pasta recipe I’ve ever made! It was so delicious! I used skimmed milk and substituted some of the parmesan for gouda/emmental mix, and used dried parsley instead of fresh, but it was still creamy and yummy! I’ll definitely make this again, it was amazing!

  205. Just made this the other night for our family of five, including 2 hungry teen boys. I doubled the recipe but made exactly as written except I used whole wheat spaghetti because that’s all I had. I was still sceptical even when I put in the parm because it was very liquidy. But I was patient and stirred a little longer in til the parm was totalled incorporated. And wow, it was perfect, delicious, creamy goodness. We had it with some leftover grilled chicken and roasted brussel sprouts. Everyone loved it. So yummy. 

  206. This was amazingly delicious! Chefs Note: I used elbow macaroni pasta since it was all I had on hand, and I only had to simmer and stir for 12 minutes until it was deliciously creamy and ready to eat!

  207. As a single parent, I have to say THANK YOU for these amazing dishes! My 6-yr old hasn’t complained at dinner time since I discovered your site. THANK YOU!

  208. High Altitude advice– I was apprehensive about trying a one pot pasta dish living in Denver at one mile high.  But it turned out delicious with a couple of modifications. I used spaghetti, added 1 extra cup of chicken broth and cooked it for about an extra 15 minutes. Even my picky husband had seconds.  We had a kale ceaser salad on the side. Thank you for a delicious and easy meal! 

  209. This has become my favorite quick meal lately! During the last few minutes of cooking I throw in four cups of broccoli, cauliflower and carrot mix so my veggies get cooked right along with my pasta. SO good! Thanks for another amazing recipe.

  210. Hi Chungah,

    love your recipes! I have a few questions. In your opinion, can this meal be paired with chicken parmesean and tomato sauce? And also, if I doubled the recipe in one batch, do I also double the cooking time or cook at the same time of 15-20 minutes?

    • Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

  211. I made this tonight. After slurping up the leftover sauce, my child said it is a great soup. Sooooo I will make it without pasta next time, and I will just add broccoli to it. The sauce is perfectly delicious. Thanks,

  212. This was delicious and I didn’t mess it up! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  213. This sounds & looks so amazing! Can’t wait to try it out – I LOVE pasta dishes, especially once the weather starts to cool off 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  214. Tried this today. Changed two things. Turned out a bit runny in the end so I added two egg yolks and next time I would deglaze the pan with some white wine before adding the other liquid ingredients so you get some acidity that I was missing. Nonetheless a fantasticly simple recipe.

  215. This looks so delicous! I can’t wait to try!

  216. This one dish pasta looks delicious. I love these types of emails, makes cleaning up dinner easy!

  217. I have a teenaged son on the autism spectrum. The list of foods he’ll eat is pretty narrow, but one of them is the boxed angel hair pasta with parmesan sauce. We have a lunch meal rotation over the summer school break so we’re not always resorting to cereal or ramen (his two standbys). Disaster struck when my local grocery was out of the boxed pasta mix. I went searching for a recipe, but so many start with “Prepare pasta according to package directions,” and, seriously, who wants to deal with a pot of boiling water and draining and all that work for two people? Thank goodness for your recipe, which my noncommittal son rated “okay” (This is high praise). I used angel hair pasta, so had to cook for only 5 minutes.

    Thanks for this recipe!

  218. I make this all the time with spinach, mushroom and asparagus. One of my favorite meal option.

  219. I made this but included pancetta, spinach and some chopped chorizo. One of the most delicious and decadent meals ive ever had

  220. Hi, this looks absolutely delicious! Just one question: is chicken broth and chicken stock the same thing? I’m from South Africa, so possibly chicken broth is called something else here. Tx!

  221. Wonderful one pot recipe.  Made for dinner last night, used dried oregano as not fans of parsley, spaghetti for the pasta, used up some roast chicken added towards the end and stock made from the roast chicken.  Will definitely make again,  simple yet delicious, so creamy without a hint of cream in sight – even using semi-skimmed milk.  Thank you for sharing.

  222. Made this tonite and all I can say it was DAMN DELICIOUS! Thank you for the great recipe! It’s a keeper!

  223. Great one pot dish, I made it a meal by adding chicken in the first step with olive oil/garlic and added green beans the last 5 minutes.

  224. Also works great with gluten free noodles. Love it.

  225. I don’t know what happened, but this didn’t come out creamy at all… it’s pretty dry. I ended up needing to put in way more chicken broth and milk than the recipe calls for, and it still came out dry? Not entirely sure what happened.

    • I personally added about 3 times the milk that was suggested but mostly because i had more ingredients than was suggested
      (either way i generally treat the recipe as a guide and just add how much i feel it should have!)

  226. Making this as I type…it smells and looks amazing, but it was still super runny after the boiling process so I did it for a little longer. I can’t wait to devour it!!!!

  227. This turned out to be soo good. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I replaced the fettuccini with multi-grain linguine and added a few veggies – carrots and green pepper . Easiest pasta recipe ever!

  228. Made this tonight but with beef broth instead! Super delicious!

  229. I am a huge fan of one-pan meals. Not much clean up 🙂

  230. This was so good! I added 16oz of sliced, white mushrooms for an extra boost!

  231. What are the nutritional facts for this recipe?

    • ​Nutritional information is provided only for select and new recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, it is best that you use free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information.

  232. I’m not sure if this was asked previously; but, can I do this with a chicken-and-cheese-filled ravioli? The ravioli is refrigerated, not frozen. Thank you!

  233. Looks delicious! Question for you: Can I get away with skipping the butter or substitution it with oil? Thanks!

  234. I totally messed up and put a whole box of pasta in (not realizing how much 8 oz. really is), so I just added more milk, broth, butter. It was still so good that my husband said again this morning how much he liked it. 

    Thanks for a great recipe. 

  235. What about adding cleaned shrimp towards the end?

  236. Made this tonight, substituting chicken stock for vegetable stock as hubby is vegetarian, and – like the name of this blog suggests – it was damn delicious! Even my 4-year-old who eats nothing cleared his plate! Will definitely be making this again, and adding some veggies for extra colour, flavour, and nutrition. Simple to make & only one pot to clean – what’s not to love?

  237. Can you substitute the parmesean for mozzarella? That’s all I have at the moment.

    • Unfortunately, I do not recommend using mozzarella cheese in this recipe – the texture of the Parmesan cheese is crucial for the sauce. But as always, please use your best judgment.

  238. Yum. Just made this! So good on its own, but I think you could even add egg and bacon and make a real delicious carbonara pasta!

  239.  Want to make this to night and can   I use dryed Parmesan cheese insead of fresh and elbow noddels cus that all I have please and thank you

    • I find that this is best when freshly grated Parmesan and fettuccine is used but as always, please use your best judgment.

  240. I just made this tonight, with fresh homemade pasta (because that’s what my husband wanted). Long story short, I don recommend it. Meal was delicious, but the sauc didn’t thicken up as much as I would have liked. Also, it’s hard to figure out the equivalent amount of fresh pasta to dried, and I think the ratio is important to getting this right. If you love garlic, bump it up for this. I used 5 fresh fairly large cloves and thought the garlic got lost in the creamy sauce. I’m sure others will disagree with me on that, but basically go with what makes you happy. 

  241. I  tried this tonight. Left out the parsley, because I am a weirdo who doesn’t like that, but it was simply amazing! So easy and delicious. Thanks 🙂

  242. I used penne pasta because that’s all I had on hand.  As it was boiling, so much of the liquid either evaporated or was absorbed by the pasta that it became really “shallow” and the pasta wasn’t fully submerged after a while.  The pasta was still really chewy but I the longer I let it boil the less liquid there was, so I ended up just serving chewy pasta.  It tasted good though!  I’ll be sure to use angel hair or some other smaller pasta next time.

    • Amber, once you bring it to a boil, you want to leave it at a light simmer or else most of the liquid will be cooked down.

  243. Can I substitute fettucine pasta for another type like penne or elbow pasta?

  244. Thanks! I was looking for something simple and easy to make for dinner tonight….Your Awesome!

  245. Ok, I’ve made this as is a couple of times and it’s delicious. But tonight I did something different due to my husband using the last of the parmesan and putting an empty container back in the fridge. Ahhh!! So anyway, I had a couple strips of bacon I needed to use, so I cooked them in the pot first and pulled them out then browned the garlic in the bacon drippings and proceeded with the recipe as normal. But, because I didn’t have parmesan I took some shredded mozzarella and threw it in the pot when it was still pretty liquidy and it actually turned out really creamy and delicious! I chopped up the bacon and threw it back in before serving. I would’ve eaten the whole pot if it weren’t for my family’s open mouthed looks of disapproval. What do they know? 😉

  246. I’m 14 and this is my fourth time making this for my family. They all love it, and it’s pretty easy to make. Gold star!

  247. very delicious , cant wait to try it

  248. Soooooo good. Soooooo easy. Added some chicken to it and my 1year old LOVED it. Awesome recipe, thanks!

  249. This was DELICIOUS! I have made it before an I do not regret it! Would totally recommend

  250. Has anyone actually made this? Does cooking the noodles in the sauce give the sauce a gummy texture? That’s what I’ve experienced before but haven’t tried this recipe

  251. I just made this and it was delicious! I will be making it again. Thanks!

  252. This was great! I sautéed some mushrooms and spinach before I added the garlic, just to make it heartier. ‘Twas amazing! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  253. Wonderful dish! I added cauliflower that was simmered in chicken broth, and then crumbled into medium pieces, and fresh shredded parsley. Will make again.

  254. Thank you for this recipe! I’ve been making it for several months and my daughter has declared it her favorite meal. She said it ties with pizza as the best food ever (I cannot over-emphasize what a compliment that is coming from her! 🙂 I generally add clams and substitute some of the broth with clam juice…it is a really versatile recipe. Thanks again for putting something in my meal rotation which earns me compliments.

  255. I do not eat meat and was wondering if vegetable broth would work for the added flavor vs chicken broth? I would love your opinion!

  256. Wow, this recipe is a revelation for me. Soooo delicious and so easy! I have for years loved both alfredo which was too heavy for me and I also loved pasta with garlic and olive oil, which when prepared right is luscious and creamy. But I had difficulty getting my pasta with garlic and olive oil right, even after about 10 attempts, This dish was a sort of combination of them and was wonderful! My husband made it and believe me, he’s not a very experienced cook. We are definitely putting this in rotation. Thank you for a wonderful recipe, I will now be trolling your blog!

  257. I tried to make this but my sauce didn’t thicken. What could I add to thicken the sauce? It’s watery… Sorry, only I can mess up such an easy recipe 🙂

    • Adriana, did you let it sit for a bit? It should thicken up as it cools.

      • Chungah, I just re-read the recipe and I cooked my pasta separately, maybe thats why it didn’t thicken? I am a really bad cook, i’m trying it again next week. I’ll also let it sit longer.. thanks 🙂

        • Yes, that’s the beauty of a one pot meal – the pasta gets cooked right in the same pot! I also recommend reading through the recipe in its entirety at least 2-3 times prior to cooking. Newbie cook or not, this is the most important thing you can do.

  258. OMG WOW! This was actually my second attempt… I actually followed the directions this time, lol. As a note, for anyone turned off by this incredible and ridiculously easy recipe because of the chicken broth (I myself do not mix meat and dairy products, but vegetarians I’m sure could benefit from this as well), I’ve found that 1 cup meat-free chicken broth substitute (mines a powder, I just mixed it with warm water), 1 cup milk, and then a half water half milk content works amazingly. I assume you could use 2 cups broth, but mine is very high in salt content and it was wayyyyy too salty the first time around.
    All that said and done – fantastic! My whole family loved it and I will definitely keep it in my dinner rotation. Thanks for posting!!