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Butter Parmesan Pasta

5 from 1 vote
Lital Reuven – @lital_foodiary
This butter parmesan pasta is super easy and simple to make, yet insanely delicious and satisfying!
Servings: 2


  • 1.1 pound/450 grams your favorite pasta
  • tablespoons/50 grams butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 ladles-full pasta water
  • cups/80 grams parmesan, finely grated
  • 1 coarse salt
  • 1 flat teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Cook the pasta in boiling, generously salted water.
  • Heat up a deep frying pan on medium-low heat. Add the butter, olive oil and garlic and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the pasta water, black pepper and nutmeg and bring to a boil.
  • When the sauce is bubbling, add the parmesan, mix well and thicken the sauce for 2-3 minutes.
  • Taste to see if it needs more salt.
  • Add the pasta to the sauce and cook for 5 minutes on high heat until the sauce is reduced and only covers the pasta. Add more parmesan, if you like 🙂


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What if I want to add protein?
You can add shrimp, chicken, salmon or any other protein you like. Prepare your chosen protein separately and add it on top when the pasta is ready.

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