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Pasta dish : Spaghetti with parmesan cream in a bowl with fresh parsley on top.

Easy Pasta With Parmesan Cream

  • Author: Jo & Bart
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Here's a recipe that worked very well on Instagram. There's no secret. This recipe for pasta with parmesan cream is simply a nugget. It can be made in no time at all, and has a comforting power that's off the charts. Just try it! You'll see.



8 oz - 225g pasta, we chose spaghetti

2 oz - 60g butter

1 onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 cup - 240 ml heavy cream

4 oz - 120g Parmesan cheese

1/4 tsp - 1.5g salt

1/4 tsp - 0.5g pepper


  1. Cook the Pasta: Begin by cooking 8 ounces of pasta in salted boiling water until it reaches the perfect al dente texture. Remember to reserve some of the pasta cooking water before draining the pasta. Set the cooked pasta aside.
  2. Sauté Onions and Garlic: In a skillet over medium heat, melt 2 ounces of butter. Add finely chopped garlic and onion, and sauté for about 3 minutes until the onion becomes soft and translucent.
  3. Introduce the Cream: Pour in 1 cup of heavy cream and gently heat it over low to medium-low heat, taking care not to bring it to a boil.
  4. Incorporate Parmesan Cheese: Gradually add 4 ounces of finely grated Parmesan cheese while stirring constantly. This prevents clumping. Season the sauce with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Continue to stir until the sauce turns smooth and silky.
  5. Combine Pasta and Sauce: Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and stir until the pasta is thoroughly coated. If the sauce is too thick, you can use some of the reserved pasta cooking water to achieve your preferred consistency.
  6. Serve Hot: Your creamy pasta is ready to be enjoyed! You can garnish it with additional grated Parmesan, chopped parsley, or roasted pine nuts for extra flavor and texture.


Alternative: You can also make half butter and half olive oil for the sauce. It works very well!

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Pan
  • Cuisine: Italian

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