Fettuccine With Garlic, Parsley, and Parmesan

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is out of my "Whole foods market cookbook" For extra flavor and protein, try adding grilled or sauteed shrimp or bite-size pieces of grilled or sauteed chicken breast, tofu, or small chunks of smoked mozzarella to the final pasta toss. Based on 2Bleu's review I have made a few changes.


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add the fettuccine, and cook until the pasta is al dente, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. When the pasta is cooked, rinse it in cold water, drain well, and reserve.
  4. While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large nonstick saute pan.
  5. Add the garlic cloves and saute them very gently, turning often for 4 minutes, until light golden brown and softened.
  6. Remove the garlic cloves from the pan, and reserve.
  7. Add the drained pasta to the pan, and saute over medium heat for 2 minutes, until warmed through.
  8. Add the browned garlic cloves, Parmesan cheese, parsley, lemon pepper, and seasoning salt, and toss the pasta well to combine.
Most Helpful

Well I really have to disagree with the first reviewer!!! To me, they made a major change by using/adding minced garlic rather than the whole clove, which I am sure the garlic totally overwhelmed the dish. I made this, after reading their review. I actually followed the recipe, but for 1/4 of the recipe. I could hardly taste the garlic, I could smell it more so then taste it. When I put 1/4 of the recipe for the parmesan cheese, it was almost not there at all, so I tripled the original amount(3 tbsp rather then one for 1/4 of the recipe). I really enjoyed it with Chicken Gabriella for a wonderful lunch. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for PRMR Tag Game.

diner524 April 08, 2012

I loved this, it was a wonderful lunch and so simple to make. Thank you so much

MarraMamba July 30, 2015

I must say that I really loved this also, using the whole cloves, and found nothing overpowering. It made for a delicious and comfortable dinner and a movie last evening. I added some shaved Romano strips to the top of the finished dish just because I had it, lol. 5 fingers up from the two of us.

Annacia January 27, 2013