Easy Garlic Parmesan Pasta

One of my favorite things about pasta is that it is so versatile. Pasta comes in hundreds of different varieties and from each variety there are thousands of recipes. Yet pasta itself is very simple, normally made with flour and eggs....

One of my favorite things about pasta is that it is so versatile. Pasta comes in hundreds of different varieties and from each variety there are thousands of recipes. Yet pasta itself is very simple, normally made with flour and eggs. Some pasta recipes have become so complex and time-consuming that it requires a full day of preparation and cooking to make.

To me, the best pasta recipes are the least complicated ones and this one is my true favorite. It requires only 5 basic ingredients, is incredibly easy to make and requires less than 30 minutes to cook.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (about 12 oz) linguine pasta
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Salt, to taste

Directions:

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain, but do not rinse. The pasta needs to remain hot for the next steps.
  2. In a large pan or skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  3. Add the minced garlic and saute for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  4. Add the cooked pasta and toss to coat.
  5. Turn off the heat and add the eggs and Parmesan cheese.
  6. Toss the pasta for about 1-2 minutes until the egg and cheese mixture turns into a creamy sauce. The residual heat from the pasta should cook the eggs.
  7. Taste for seasoning and add more salt to your liking.

This recipe can also be used as a base or starter recipe that you can build on. Here are some great variations:

  • Add tomatoes, fresh chopped basil, and some shredded mozzarella to turn it into a crisp, summer pasta dish.
  • Add crispy bacon bits and browned Italian sausage to turn it into a meat lovers delight.
  • Grilled chicken and sautéed mushrooms turns this into an alfredo-like pasta dish.

Whatever your heart desires, this pasta dish will satisfy every single time. Contact us to describe your exciting variation, or if you have any questions/comments!