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creamy garlic pasta

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You can have this creamy garlic pasta on the dinner table in just 20 minutes! A quick & easy weeknight dinner recipe that everyone will love. This is my family’s go-to dinner when I just don’t know what to make. 

You can have this creamy garlic pasta on the dinner table in just 20 minutes! A quick & easy weeknight dinner recipe that everyone will love | www.togetherasfamily.com #dinnerrecipes #pastarecipes #meatlessrecipes #pastarecipes

post & pictures updated October 2017

I first posted this creamy garlic pasta on the blog in my 1st month of blogging! The old pictures have sat here for a couple of years and I just now got around to updating them. Which is a really good thing because this 20 minute creamy pasta gets made (and requested!) at least every week. 

Whenever I ask my son what he wants for dinner he tells me this pasta or this cheesy broccoli soup. You will not find a better kid-approved recipe than this pasta. Promise! It’s creamy, flavorful, and the best part is that it can be on the table in just 20 minutes. 

You can have this creamy garlic pasta on the dinner table in just 20 minutes! A quick & easy weeknight dinner recipe that everyone will love | www.togetherasfamily.com #dinnerrecipes #pastarecipes #meatlessrecipes #pastarecipes

Serve it up with a green salad and call it good. We love the bagged Caesar salad kit that you buy at the grocery store. 

It’s taken me so long to re-photograph this recipe because it’s seriously one of the hardest things to take an appetizing photo of. It’s pale and light which does not translate well to a photo. But, bad photo and all I just had to update the post because we love this stuff! I hope you do too 🙂 

You can have this creamy garlic pasta on the dinner table in just 20 minutes! A quick & easy weeknight dinner recipe that everyone will love | www.togetherasfamily.com #dinnerrecipes #pastarecipes #meatlessrecipes #pastarecipes

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I have another super easy, kid friendly dinner recipe for you today! 

Last weekend was daylight savings and we set only our oven clock ahead one hour. The nest day, on Sunday, I’m doing some things at the kitchen table and I look up at the clock on the wall and it said 4:30, and I thought to myself

“oh wow, I am doing really good with time today. I still have an hour before I have to start dinner.” I was super proud of myself.

An hour later my husband comes upstairs and says to me, “what is your plan for dinner?” and I reply in my most confident voice, “I am making this creamy garlic pasta and it is super quick, it will be on the table in 15 minutes.” Then he says, “Oh that’s good because it’s almost 7.” What, 7:00! Then I remembered that we did not change the clock on the kitchen wall yet. So needless to say this dinner is so fast and can literally be on the table in 20 minutes or less. 

Serves 6-8

Creamy Garlic Pasta

20 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 box (1 lb) large tube pasta (penne or rigatoni)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese (fresh is best)

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Don't forget to salt your water, very important! I use 1 teaspoon.
  • While pasta is cooking prepare your creamy garlic sauce: melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add in garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add flour, salt & pepper and stir constantly for 1 minute.
  • Add the milk and chicken broth, stirring frequently, and let cook for 8-10 minutes or until thick.
  • Take off the heat and add in the parmesan cheese, parsley, and additional salt & pepper if wanted. Stir together until melted.
  • Drain pasta and add it into the creamy garlic sauce. Or, if your pasta pot is bigger return the pasta to the pot and pour the cream sauce over. Stir together and serve immediately.
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