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Creamy Parmesan Spaghetti is just 6 ingredients and one pan! It is a delicious quick and easy meal that the entire family will go crazy over!

Creamy Parmesan Spaghetti in a black skillet with a wooden spoon stirring it.

Hey it’s Tiffany from Creme de la Crumb back to share one of my favorite go-to busy weeknight meals with you! You can’t go wrong with spaghetti but I’m not a big fan of red sauce and ground beef – gasp! So this is my preferred way to enjoy a big bowl of spaghetti!

You won’t believe how easy this recipe is with just 6 ingredients, plus it only takes about 20 minutes to prepare and doesn’t dirty up a bunch of pans and pots. Garlic, butter, parmesan, and pasta – doesn’t get better than this right?!

Creamy Parmesan spaghetti and a black skillet with the wooden spoon stirring.

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Creamy Parmesan Spaghetti

By: Tiffany
Creamy Parmesan Spaghetti is just 6 ingredients and one pan! It is a delicious quick and easy meal that the entire family will go crazy over!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 12 ounces spaghetti noodles
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup shaved parmesan cheese plus more for topping
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook spaghetti noodles according to package's instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Add butter to a large skillet and melt over medium heat. Add garlic and stir until fragrant (2-3 minutes). Transfer spaghetti to the pan and stir to coat in the garlic butter.
  • Add heavy cream and parmesan to pan and stir until parmesan is completely melted and combined and noodles are coated.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve immediately.


Calories: 617kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 19gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 320mgPotassium: 265mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1092IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 261mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian American
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About Tiffany

Tiffany is an avid cook and photographer who enjoys eating food as much as she does preparing it. She likes to focus on quick, no-fuss meals with lots of big, bold flavors the whole family will love. Putting her own tasty spin on a classic meal or flavor combination is her passion!

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  1. Can you please suggest to me what I could use in place of the heavy cream in the recipe? Could I put chicken and a vegetable in it as well to make it a complete meal?