Creamy Parmesan Spaghetti

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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.

Creamy Parmesan Spaghetti

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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!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Tiffany
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.


Serves: 4

Calories617kcal (31%)Carbohydrates67g (22%)Protein19g (38%)Fat30g (46%)Saturated Fat18g (90%)Cholesterol100mg (33%)Sodium320mg (13%)Potassium265mg (8%)Fiber3g (12%)Sugar3g (3%)Vitamin A1092IU (22%)Vitamin C2mg (2%)Calcium261mg (26%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian American
Keyword creamy parmesan spaghetti, parmesan spaghetti
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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?

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