This pasta dish only takes about 15 minutes to prepare and it’s so tasty. It is similar to alfredo but not as creamy. You could easily throw in some grilled chicken or some veggies to round out the meal.
Quick Creamy Garlic Pasta
- 1/2 lb spaghetti pasta (Usually about 1/2 a package)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 oz cream cheese, cubed
- 2 tbsp half & half
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- Freshly ground black pepper
In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add salt according to package of spaghetti. Add spaghetti and cook for about 10-13 minutes depending on how you like it. Before you drain, reserve 1/2 cup of salted pasta water.
In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook for about 2-3 minutes.
Add cubed cream cheese, half & half and 1/2 cup of salted pasta water. Stir until cream cheese has thoroughly melted.
Add parmesan cheese and stir to combine,
Once pasta is done, drain and add to cream cheese mixture. Top with a little freshly ground black pepper or even more parmesan cheese.