Quick and Easy Parmesan Noodles Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quick and Easy Parmesan Noodles Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Quick and Easy Parmesan Noodles

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"This is a quick easy recipe using any shape pasta, cream (or half-and-half), garlic, butter, and Parmesan cheese. It is very satisfying and the kids love it! Can add cut up veggies or diced chicken or ham to make more of a complete meal."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain and return pasta to pot.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat; add cream and garlic cloves. Simmer until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and discard garlic cloves. Stir cream sauce into bow-tie pasta; season with black pepper. Add Parmesan cheese; toss until cheese melts.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • If using canned Parmesan cheese (green can), you need to use cream in the sauce. If you use regular milk, the Parmesan will clump together into one piece.

Reviews More Reviews

Dec 02, 2013

I knew I was sticking my neck out tonight when I made this, knowing Hubs doesn’t like Alfredo sauce. “You know,” he said while we were eating supper, “I usually don’t like Alfredo sauce, but I like THIS.” How ‘bout that. Must have been because I prettied it up with a sprinkle of chopped fresh parsley. Note: Be sure to reserve some of the pasta cooking water. Add it to the finished pasta as necessary to keep the sauce creamy.

Mar 14, 2013

This also works with half-n-half or evaporated milk, if you don't have whipping cream on hand. I like to saute the garlic in the butter before making the sauce for the alfredo. This is one of our favorite pasta dishes--great base for chicken/shrimp/sausage alfredo.

Jul 07, 2013

This is sooo Good! my whole family loved it! my little brothers LOVED it most! i didn't have heavey whipping cream, so i used whole milk!turned out great

Mar 28, 2013

This is an easy, tasty way to get a side dish ready in minutes---at least for me, since I have these ingredients on hand all the time. Thank you!

Aug 30, 2013

My daughter and I made this for a late night dinner. It was easy to fix. I made the sauce in a frying pan and added in the Parmesan which I upped to 3 cups from 2. I used minced garlic from a jar instead of the cloves. I also doubled the recipe. Next time I'm thinking of adding either chunks of chicken or pork. Definitely a keeper!

Jul 11, 2013

Rich, delicious and so easy! We loved this. Will be making again soon.

Jun 17, 2013

Simply amazing. Will be adding this to the rotation. I used minced fresh garlic and just left them in the sauce and also melted the cheese in the sauce before adding it to the noodles as the cheese was coming out of the freezer and I didn't think just tossing it with the half and half and pasta would melt it as nicely. My daughter had thirds which is always a good deal. I did use the measurements as stated above though

Jan 29, 2015

I subbed non-dairy creamer for the heavy whipping cream (half & half would have worked, too). Also added a little white wine. Easy and excellent!


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  • Calories
  • 467 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 28.3 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 12.4 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 227 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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