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
- 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
- ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
- Stir in chicken broth, milk and fettuccine; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- 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.
- Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.
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This is in my recipe box as a go to, easy family dinner! I double it to use a whole bag of pasta, and feed all of us. It goes great with just about anything, honestly. If I’m super lazy, I’ll throw some frozen broccoli or peas in to cook with it for a bit and add in some sardines in olive oil at the end, but it’s even better with roasted veggies thrown in at the end. I really like it with fish though, whether canned sardines, or smoked salmon or trout. The garlic sauce really compliments it well.
Made this and it was delicious! Question for you: if I want to use a whole box of pasta can I double this recipe? Would you make any changes? Thanks:)
Great, simple recipe for a lighter alfredo-type pasta dish! I didn’t have fettuccine so used 1/2 cut angel hair, used a sauce pot instead of pan because of the smaller noodle, and 1/2 the cooking time. I can see that this would be a great base for a full meal (add veg and protein), and takes embellishments well (red pepper, different seasonings, etc)
Incredibly delicious! Over time I’ve added clams, shallots, and a three cheese cheese blend (Asiago, Romano, and Parmesan). It’s on heavy rotation in my house.
Would this work with fresh pasta ?
I’ve made this many many times and I think it’s best with regular pasta as it uses the starch from cooking the pasta in the liquid to make it thick and creamy. My hunch would be that the fresh pasta might not take long enough to thicken the sauce. However I may very well be wrong! Best of luck!
If you like a bit of spice add some red pepper!
I want to make this for a fundraiser but will need several batches. Can it be made ahead and frozen?
This pasta is so delicious! My daughters love it and I’ll even make it for myself when I’m craving pasta. I love it as is, but have added broccoli and another time with shrimp. It has become a routine dish in our house, thank you!
made this tonight! Definitely easy, delicious and a keeper for me. I added some roasted red pepper that I had open in the fridge and I also used 2 TBSP of Black Truffle Butter instead of unsalted butter for extra flavor. Yummy
We LOVE this recipe! I’ve made it so many times now and it’s been delicious every time. This time however I added a couple extra bits that pushed it right over the edge. I’m in pain from being so full. I added sautéed onion (before the garlic), bacon, loads of coarse ground black pepper and garnished with a squeeze of lemon and some fresh parsley. I might be writing this so I can reference it for next time haha enjoy!
Best pasta ever
My family loved this! I made it with vegetable broth and added chunks of chicken for the meat eaters. Will definitely make again!
So easy and delicious! I add in shrimp and spinach and it makes the perfect quick meal. I have also made it dairy free by using coconut milk and it still turns out great!
So delicious and easy! Will definitely make again.
I would love to use this as a recipe in my cooking class, but need to work within a tight budget and short class period. If I were to substitute angel hair for the fettucini, would I need to adjust the amount of broth or milk? Also any thoughts on using granulated garlic or olive oil instead of butter & fresh garlic. Looking for ways to cut costs when purchasing ingredients in large quantity.
Hi Kari! I teach high school culinary and I’m going to try this out for my class too – a good intro to kitchen tools. I’m going to test it this week with 1/2 broth and 1/2 water. I’ll still keep the butter though because that’s going to give it the creaminess. I might sub out the garlic for garlic powder, onion powder and italian seasoning. Again, to save money for the class. Let me know what you find for your own class!
Just FYI. This can be made without broth or milk. Just reserve pasta water, about 1/2 c. Melt butter, add garlic, add parm cheese and cooked pasta. Add your pasta water a little at a time until you get the glaze or creaminess you want. Add salt, pepper & parsley flakes. So good. My fav lunchtime snack. And I use Angel Hair Pasta.
A family favorite – super easy and a very tasty dish without making any midifications
Unbelievably creamy and very filling. I served mines with Italian meatballs.
So good!! I was out of fettuccine noodles so I subbed whole wheat spaghetti noodles instead. Very quick and hearty meal. This recipe is a keeper.
Love this recipe! Turned out perfectly and was so tasty. No changes
Love this…I used 2% milk and honestly I thought I was eating the high fat Alfredo!
This was definitely delicious! I will be making this again. Thank you
Quick and easy delicious meal
DELICIOUS! Pet peeve! People who review recipes they’ve altered. HELLO. If you’ve altered it, its not the same recipe. This recipe is awesome just the way it’s written. Goes with anything, kids love and great for potlucks! Thanks
I’ve made this a few times and LOVE it. It’s creamy and amazingly delicious!
I do have a question, I want to make this again tomorrow night but I do not have any fettuccine. Would I be able to make this successfully with the Rotini pasta I have in pantry. I only worry that the liquid wouldn’t cover the pasta and may make some of it harder than others. Maybe if I put it in a saucepan instead of skillet? Thoughts?
I just had to leave a review for this recipe because it is easy, delicious and quick. I added a 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes and a pinch of dried oregano to amp the flavor. This is my go to pasta sauce because it is so easy and so flavorful. Thanks!
I love this recipe and use it frequently. I’m not a fan of store bought alfredo sauces, and this one is so easy to make! It’s the only one I’ll ever use. It’s also easy to throw in some chicken or shrimp to make it a fuller meal.
So asy to make and so delicious. Great as is butwould also be good with chicken or shrimp
I haven’t made any recipes yet but I’m going to
Really, really good. This was exactly what I wanted. Garlicky, peppery, chickeny, creamy goodness. I subbed quinoa/brown rice spaghetti and shaved off 5 minutes cooking time. It was perfect. Next time I’ll add broccoli and maybe ground chicken. Julienned carrots might also add a nice touch.
I still make this regularly. My entire family loves it.
This was delicious- I roasted some broccoli and mushrooms in garlic and Parmesan and put it on top of the pasta – yum highly recommend it, will become a firm favourite
Outstanding! So easy. Served with grilled chicken. Whole family loved it. Added finely chopped cooked broccoli at the end and my vegetable hating kids even smashed it. Doubled the recipe and added extra parm. Definitely going into the rotation.
This was very simple and very delicious! I was kind of generous with the garlic. I did not have any milk so I did half heavy cream half water. I really like that this is not as heavy as Alfredo. I will definitely be making this again.
So quick and easy! Would definitely make again.
Made it with a combo of almond and lite soy milk and used red lentil spirals. I reduced the amount of water due lentil pasta cook time less than that of wheat-based pasta, so had to top up mid cook. Nonetheless, it turned out creamy and tasty – amazing! Will definitely make again!
the website title does not lie. this was damn delicious. i am. OBSESSED!
It was delicious and quick and easy to make! Added some broccoli, next time I’m thinking chicken.
WOW!!! Absolutely delicious meal!!! I was going to add chicken, but then when I tried it, I just COULDN’T add anything else; there was no need to! Simple, fast, and so much flavor. Definitely going into my rotation fir meals!!!
Blown away by how simple it was to make and how delicious it was! 🙂 Saved me on a lazy night when I am too lazy to cook much, too miser to order in haha thanks!!
Making this two nights in a row. Doubling the recipe this time because we are a house of 3 boys and it wasn’t enough last night. Will add this to the easy week night dinners list. Thanks
One pot pastas haven’t been successful for me in the past but this one worked great! I think maybe because it doesn’t try to do too much, there’s no meat or veggies involved to mess with different cooking times. So creamy and delicious and so easy!!
So delicious!! Tastes like a homemade expensive pasta dish you would get at a restaurant. Definitely making again.
My kids found this recipe when I was isolating with COVID, made it themselves and loved it. I came home tonight to find my 13 year old son making this for our dinner.by himself. Absolutely delicious and one pot, perfect.
Really great! The kids loved it!
I think that it is time to leave a review after making this close to 10 times. It is now a staple in our house. I am sensitive to heavy cream, so this is the perfect recipe for a creamy pasta without the heaviness! It is absolutely delicious and super easy to make. The only change that I make is I usually use a whole head of garlic in this recipe (an italian taught me how to cook, so it is only natural for me to double or triple the garlic in almost every recipe that calls for garlic!) This recipe deserves a 10/10. It is a cheap, easy meal for busy weeks or just lazy evenings when you just want to binge watch Harry Potter and eat pasta (like my night tonight!).
I absolutely loved this as did the rest of my family. Question- has anyone tried making this in a crockpot? We are having a Christmas pot luck and I don’t want to use my aunts stove top. I’m wondering if I can make it in a crock pot, or just keep it warm in a crock pot if I make at home without it drying out. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!
This was so easy to make and delicious! My family absolutely loved it. I made it exactly as written except changed out the pasta because I didn’t have any fettuccine. I will definitely be making this again.
A little late to the party but…I would cook it at home and use the keep warm feature on your crockpot. I don’t see actually cooking it in the crockpot going over too well. Pasta mush kinda thing if you know what I mean.
This is amazing! I never leave reviews but I had to leave one for this. It’s so easy and so delicious. I put chicken in mine for some protein and still only needed one pot. I just made the chicken first and cut it up and added it when the pasta was almost done. Where was this recipe when my 5 kids were little? What a delicious timesaver!
Quick and easy. Full of flavor. Works great with almond milk. This recipe is now in rotation with other favorites.
This was so, so good and easy. Thanks for the recipe!
Italian cooks (seemingly naturally) manage to make their pasta dishes so that the sauce sticks to the pasta. I’ve always struggled to achieve that until now. This recipe, Chungah, has brought me into a new era of pasta joy. Thank you sincerely for that!
I added chicken to it and it was absolutely perfect!! I will be making it again! Easy to make and very good! I actually added a little of cream and more parmesan and it was perfect! For sure a redo!
Love this! So easy and super delicious!!
This was good! I love alfredo but sometimes like it less milky and less cheesy so our stomachs aren’t upset later. I only had almond milk and heavy cream so I used the correct amount of almond milk and then added a few splashes of cream to help thicken up. I used spaghetti and added grilled chicken. Husband and I ate seconds and my 4 year old said it was “very yummy.” I suggest doubling the sauce if you like to pour extra on top. Also, I will be adding extra garlic next time but that’s because we are garlic lovers! Printed this out to save with my other recipes that my family will eat
Excellent and so easy. Recipe as written makes an excellent side dish or main dish. I added scallops but the possibilities for other additions are endless! Thanks
Made this with thin cut spaghetti since I didn’t have any fettuccine. It turned out to be one of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever eaten. So easy to make. I used it as a side with my chicken francese. What an amazing meal!
I like the idea of it and it looked really good, i was excited. But mine did NOT thicken AT ALL. I would have been better off putting the pasta in regular boiling water. I thought i was gonna get a thick creamy sauce but the milk and chicken broth stayed completely liquid. Not sure how it worked so well for everyone else in the comments. Im confused.
My family had the same problem. It was super watery. The trick to it is to add 1/4 to 2/4 of a cup of cream cheese and add more milk than the recipe calls for.
This is perfect with chicken, fish, ribs or whatever. Our family loved it.
I thought it was outstanding!! And so easy. I love the one pot idea and the pasta absorbs the flavor of the milk and broth. I served it as a side. I will mix it up a bit in the future based on some other reviews.
Made this recipe for my young men (sons and husband) for an easy, quick dinner. I added an extra cup of chicken broth to make it a little saucier, and served it with steamed broccoli al dente. It was a HIT, they loved it.
Great go-to weekday recipe! I add a protein and veggies to make it a full one-pot meal.
Excellent! Tasty! Fast to put together.
I used almond milk and Parmesan Romano cheese for extra richness.
This was delicious! Thank you! I had to add an extra cup of milk/broth. I added sausages and spinach as well as chili flakes! It was tasty! I can’t wait to try other variations!!
Made this exactly according to the recipe, but used spaghetti instead of fettuccine because it’s what I had on hand. This was so easy and sooooo delicious. Can’t wait to try it with chicken and broccoli.
Wondering if the pasta sticks together bc it’s not brought to a boil before placing it in?
I haven’t had a problem with the pasta sticking
Hey, love this recipe, and yes I get that though whenever I stay right on top of it like stay with it it’s not done that! Amazing. Everything should work out well if following her directions and measured ingredients precisely. It is our go-to one-pot that always is the best.
This was great! So easy, so fast. I doubled the recipe, worked great. My new go to.
I’m shocked at how good this came out, with such few ingredients. Like, literally I can’t even describe it. It’s creamy but not like Alfredo (I hate Alfredo sauce), and it’s garlicky but not overpowering. This is going to become one of my go-to recipes for sure.
My husband and I loved this!
I exchanged the butter, cheese, and broth into salted butter, cheddar cheese, and mushroom broth (the ready to use kind) because those are what I have on hand. No salt added. Garlic around 10 cloves because I love garlic. Fresh ground blackpepper ✔️. Parsley (the dry kind) ✔️. I think my pasta is more than 250gr, but I used milk and broth as the recipe stated (it turned out nice). All in one pan ✔️.
Thank you for the recipe! ❤
I make this recipe all the time, and have been for several years now! It’s a family favorite, and is perfect as written.
This pasta dish must be how you came upon your site name. It is damn delicious!
I used fresh pasta, and whipped it up in under 15 minutes.
Looking forward to trying more of your recipes.
what a yummy comfort dish for a last minute idea.so garlicky so creamy thank you for this super yummy fast recipe!
I doubled up the garlic and added peas and it was amazing!
This recipe was delicious! It came together just as expected, even using fresh gluten free pasta. I added sautéed shrimp to the finished pasta and served it with steamed broccoli. It will definitely be in our regular rotation!
VERY GOOD I LOVE IT
My son has asked for less meals with meat so I’m always on the lookout for meatless recipes and this one will definitely get made again! It was really yummy! I added a little more parmesan and also some Monterey Jack because we’re cheese lovers. Great pasta and I love that it’s also a one pan meal!
Very tasty!! I tripled the liquids and garlic and added cooked chicken to the pot.
Will definitely make again.
I cooked this for my teacher, and she said this was the best dish she ever had. Thanks so much for the recipe!
Awesome dish… the whole family loved it.
This was really good! I added chicken, an extra clove of garlic, a bit more milk and more cheese (we really love cheese in this house!) It did seem like the pasta didn’t cook all the way through (kind of harder on the ends?), next time I will break them in half to help with that, but will definitely be making this again! Thank you!
This dish was so delicious, as good or even better than the ones in good restaurants .
Thank you for being such a good cook and sharing your recipe to make others happy.
It was very good. I will try using a bit more garlic next time, but that’s because I am a garlic fanatic.
It was so flavorsome, and simple to make! Not too much going on to where it would be distasteful aswell! And the fact you only need 1 pot for this is mind boggling.
So good, I’d double the milk and cheese personally because I like more sauce. But overall delicious !!!
Me and my wife have a dinner date tomorrow and this one will be addition to our menu. Thank you for sharing the recipe! I hope I can pay you back for this!
Super easy and super yummy. I’m a vegetarian so I used this with vegetable broth instead of chicken, and I used 1/2 cup oat milk and 1/2 heavy cream instead of milk. It was so, so good and came together so fast. Definitely will be making again!
The technique is great. I did add shrimp,turkey bacon, green onions, spinach, and an assortment of spices-Cajun, onion powder, thyme, red pepper, chili powder, basil, oregano. I also added 1/4 cup of chicken broth near the end just to loosen everything up a little bit.
This was absolutely amazing!! I added a little bit more milk, maybe another 1/4 cup to thin out the sauce a bit. This was a huge hit and everyone’s plates were clean. This would be amazing with breadsticks as well to dip into this sauce.
I loved it so much!! I would recommend adding a little more seasoning for flavour (I added oregano, basil, crushed red pepper flakes and sage) but overall; I didn’t know chicken stock could make such a difference, most definitely going to be making this extraordinary pasta recipe a lot!!
It was really good, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that every Italian hated my guts throughout the process. Worth it in my opinion.
My thoughts exactly!! I didn’t make this. I wanna make it. But I’m afraid Nonna is gonna come down from heaven and hit me with the wooden spoon, not kidding. Lol. Cooking macaroni in sauce is Olive Garden level. But I’m going to try this anyway (i think).
I doubled it and used 16 oz. whole wheat spaghetti – added chopped broccoli at the end and used evaporated milk,veggie broth and red pepper flakes. It was a nice hot lunch for a family of five. I thank you for the many great fast recipes/inspiration I have found on this site!
Could have been better. Needs more garlic and next time I’ll use cream instead of milk. Also added a little more cheese and some pepper to taste.
Wow! Thank you. This is so perfect and so simple. I will add this to my rotation for sure. Add zest of one lemon for a twist.
Easy peasy & delicious as written. Options I have done are: subbing 1 cup white wine for 1 cup broth broth, adding fresh or leftover veggies that are in the fridge, frozen peas, halved cherry tomatoes added at end, cooked chicken, shrimp, beef….the options are endless.
Good quick pasta dish. To be very clear, real Alfredo has no garlic or cream cheese. Real Alfredo is butter, cream, Parmigiano-Reggiano. Period. Don’t compare these two. Back to this one – it’s a really nice, simple, creamy, one dish pasta. Mine required more liquid but still done in 30.
I am pretty sure that this recipe is copied from tasty but tastes good nontheless.
Hi John! It actually looks like tasty is using our recipe and video on their page.
What a great, simple yet delicious recipe! I add an extra cup of milk at the end for more sauce. This is a great recipe when you’re not in the mood to cook. Someone I add shrimp, sometimes mushrooms.
This was wonderful & so easy to make. I only used two garlic cloves instead of 4, & the flavor was terrific.
Absolutely dilicious, Thank You! I’m making it a second night in a row!!
Easy, tastes great and was asked for again–makes this a “perfect” recipe in our household!
Yuuuummm! Seeing all these great reviews, I could not wait to make this. I was so glad I already had everything in house except for the milk and parsley. Since many suggested chopping up some extra garlic I did. Great idea! This was just incredible and enjoyable to make! I actually made it again 2 days later. I can’t wait to make a big batch with some grilled seafood on my family’s beach vacation!!
Another slam dunk! If you could see the satisfaction on my husband’s face right now…
Thank you, Chungah! I’ve yet to make a single recipe of yours that wasn’t damn delicious!!
I am 11 I am making this every night and my family loves it!!!
Have you tried this with tortellini?
I did, once. You have to reduce the liquid, but I can’t remember the ratio. It wasn’t as good as with fettuccini.
made this recipe recently and my family loved it so much that’ll i’ll be sure to make it again!
If i dont want to use chicken or veg broth what are my options for trying this recipe ?
I made it last night and didn’t have broth, so I substituted 1 Tbsp melted butter, 1 Tbsp olive oil, and enough water to make up the 2 cups. It came out fantastic!
Amazing! Thank you for sharing (and thank you community for all of the great tips, suggestions, etc!).
Question? Has anyone tried or does anyone have any suggestions on how to try using rice instead of the pasta, just to switch things up a bit? I assume the liquids would need to be adjusted? And not sure how much rice to use?
Thank you in advance!
Im 13, and i’ve made this for my family 2 nights in a row and they LOVE IT!
Really easy to make and tastes good
Cream cheese in Alfredo??
This always saves me mid-week when I’m drained and don’t know what to cook for my family. Kids (and parents) gobble it up! I double the recipe and sometimes add bacon, peas, whatever extra I have on hand 🙂
Hi I would like to double this also. Did you use 4 cups broth and 2 cups milk?
Man it was delicious! Definitely recommend this dish!
So yummy and so easy! And i already had all the ingredients at home, A+
This showed up for me BIG TIME tonight. I had boneless skinless chicken thighs to use that were defrosted, but not a clue what to do with them. I had all the ingredients for this pasta (always have grated parm, garlic, and heavy cream/milk on hand) and wanted to pair my chicken with this pasta. TOTAL HIT. I had to add more milk/cream to the mix but I also used a whole pack of pasta, so of course. I kept the broth, garlic, and butter the same and it still turned out delicious. So if you use a whole package of pasta (16oz, which I did and used thin spaghetti) I would double the milk and/or cream and broth because the extra pasta will absorb it. And good thing I did because BOTH my children asked for seconds. I paired it with simple pan fried chicken thighs (my husbands doesn’t do meat-less dinners), cooked stove top in a few tbs of butter and seasoned with salt and pepper only. I added some steamed peas (frozen, pre-cooked in the microwave and dumped in, drained) at the end and I love the nutty flavor it added (and my kids love peas). My oven isn’t working right now so I’ve had to be inventive lately lol. This was so great! Thanks so much for a quick and easy pasta sauce!
What a fabulous, easy, versatile recipe! It is great as is, or a base for lots of additions and variations as I’ve read in other reviews. I sautéed green onions and green beans in olive oil with the garlic, used up some leftover cream, and added some peas at the end. Next time I’ll add more garlic, and who knows what other veggies. Thanks for a recipe that’s so doable and *damn* delicious!
This really is damn delicious! I served it with Sauvignon blanc steamed mussels. No leftovers. So easy to make, too.
This was incredible!! I doubled the recipe and added chicken cooked with some garlic salt it was even better!
OMG! Do NOT hesitate to make this! I substituted milk for Half and Half and Fettucine for Spaghetti. Super super super super delicious! Couldn’t stop eating lol
Can’t wait to try this tonight!! Thanks for sharing this recipe. <3
good recipe does not taste too garlicky but still very good. Also a very easy recipe don’t need to cook the pasta separately which is great.
Mine curdled. Didn’t happen to anyone else?
Delicious! I had been looking for a way to use up my parmesan and this recipe is it!
The secret to keep it from curdling (and might be worth a mention in the recipe itself), is to put in handfuls of parmesan at a time. Don’t dump it all in together.
Kevin, cheese will separate if you cook it too long. Just remember, once the cheese has melted remove it from heat source.
If your milk is old, or if your heat was too high then it could curdle. It is an easy and delicious recipe, I hope you tried it again.
Simple and easy and sooo delicious!
Where have you been all my life?? This was so good. I threw some peas and scallions in at the last, what a great find Thank you!
Best pasta ever!!!
This was delicious and easy. And I made it with the crappy green grated jar of Parmesan Cheese because that’s all I had on hand. I cannot wait to make this again with the real stuff.
I make this ALL. THE. TIME. At least twice a month for 5 years now. It gives me that creamy and satisfying alfredo feel without all the cheeses I can’t tolerate. I add a little more garlic and a little more cheese because, why not?! But it’s perfect as-is.
Wow. For as simple as this recipe is it was extremely flavorful and I’ll be making it many more times. I did add a little bit more cheese because…why not? Make this delicious pasta dish!!
This recipe was delicious; loved by my family. It was simple, easy to make and only messed up one pot. I added a little extra garlic since we are garlic lovers.
FABULOUS! This came together easily and was absolutely delicious. I might have added closer to a 1/2 cup of parmesan because I wasn’t measuring carefully, but it was perfect. I will absolutely make this again when I want something quick, tasty, and comforting.
This was great! quick, easy and my kids enjoy making it with me. They loved it !! its a plus in my book as they’re picky eaters. A+++
This was great quick and my kids enjoy making it with me. They loved it !! so its a plus in my book as they’re picky eaters.
As a college student this is simple and easy to make. And it’s also very cheap as well. As a part time student and worker, I have a lot on my hands and very little time. This took about half an hour to make which is great. At first I was afraid the mixture wasn’t going to thicken so I dumped most of the mixture out and added some sour cream and heavy whipping cream, once I added in the cheese it did the trick as well. But I put in a lot of cheese because I’m a huge cheese fan. I’m definitely going to be cooking this again and I might just add in veggetables like the other reviews suggested. But this is totally a new favorite recipe of mine and it will be on my meal plan!
This is a great first recipe for homemade pasta sauce. I am only 22 and haven’t learned much cooking and I easily made this! Soooooo yummy it tastes like eating out at a restaurant.
OMG YES. LOOK NO FURTHER. Has to be served immediately but oh my goodness 10/10. Used low sodium broth bc it was all I had and it came out JUST FINE
Quick and easy. Didn’t have milk on hand, but had half and half, so went with .5 cup cream/.5 cup water. Consistency was perfect after a moderate simmer using thin spaghetti. Added a dash of cayenne pepper, one quick grate of nutmeg and then dusted with Parmesan from a block I purchased in Reggio Emilia while touring a cheese making facility last year. I have been nursing this gorgeous cheese for almost 18 months now, vacuum storing it between gratings, each time the sense memory bringing me right back to Tuscany.
Simple and simply delicious. Made it today and will make again soon use good parmesan cheese not the cheep stuff
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.
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!
can I use a different type of pasta?
I would say yes. I’d still recommend a long flat type pasta…spaghetti, linguini etc. but I think this would work with most pastas actually.
This was fantastic. I doubled the recipe and added some mushrooms and spinach. It was a huge hit with the family. Thanks!
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
Easy just as written I added pinch of basil fantastic
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.
tastes amazing and super easy to make
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!
Definitely added more cheese, but it was really good. My parents both quite liked it and would definitely make it again!
easy to make and super good to eat
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!!
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
This reheats fantastically! It’s one of those dishes that’s even better the next day. Leftovers are always finished – this dish never gets thrown away! My boyfriend and I fight over the leftovers it’s so good.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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.
Excellent dish, done it twice and everyone is asking for more
Awesome! Easy, quick, and delicious! Only one pot to clean up puts this over the top!
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
Use vegetarian better than bullion chicken flavor! It’s amazing!
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
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.
Quick, easy and delicious. I substituted half and half for the milk and it worked well.
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!!)
What a great dish! So easy.and prep is a breeze! All in one pot and absolutely delicious. I highly recommend it!!
Made this recipe tonight and it was delicious!! I love that you only need to use one pot!! I served it with garlic bread and a side salad.
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).
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.
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!!!!
Super easy and delicious. Double the recipe to have leftovers!
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!
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.
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.
We loved it! I added fresh steamed broccoli after the last step and it was SO good. Saving this one for sure!
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.
I added extra garlic cloves. So easy and damn tasty!!! Great recipe!
This was so easy and was delicious!
This is so good! Everyone loved it.
Really good and simple. Thank you
love this pasta! we like to add chicken to it too.
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.
Is it possible to use elbow noodles?
That should turn out just fine!
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!
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!
I have a couple of questions could you double the recipe as well as use elbow noodles instead of the fettuccine?
Is it okay if I add Parmesan that’s in the package, not fresh?
Made this for dinner tonight. Oh my goodness!!!! The joy my mouth experienced!!! Will make this again!
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!
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.
I added shrimp. Yum!
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?
really easy and yummy pasta when you’re tired and craving something rich and creamy (minus the heavy cream guilt)!
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
It sounds awesome would recommend for family & friends .
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 !
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.
You can’t be so out of touch that you really think a comment like that is harassment, right!?
Are you not allowed to call someone pretty now, without it being called harrasment? What a shame.
That is called a compliment, geez!
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!
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.
not the best pasta ever or that choped guges would enjoy
This was really good. It was nice that it was all one pot!
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!
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!
This sounds amazing. I have store bought fresh fettuccine. Any recomendation on how long needed to cook it in this recipe?
Really great! I would say 1/3 cup of milk and maybe another clove of garlic.
Really yummy & really easy 🙂
This was so simple! I substituted milk for coconut milk (dairy sensitivity) and used spaghetti since I didn’t have fettuccini, it was delish!
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.
what’s the yield? i have to do a cooking project and this seems perfect
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.
1st try – Damn Delicious & easy!
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
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Couldn’t be easier and so delicious! I substituted whole wheat elbow macaroni- this is going in the regular rotation.
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!
Delicious! I added dehydrated mushrooms and it was extra yummy. Like that is a lighter version from the heavy cream version… still as tasty!
Amazing recipe. Pasta was amazingly delicious.
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.
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!
This was quick, easy, and delicious. I added a bag of grilled chicken and (microwave) steamed broccoli and we had a complete meal. Thanks!
Can I use vegetable stock instead?
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.