Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce over Pasta

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

Garlic lovers-here you go! Love the combination of green onions with the garlic and parmesan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to directions.
  2. When pasta is half way done, start with cream sauce in separate pot.
  3. Add butter, olive oil and garlic and saute on med-low heat until butter is melted, then add red pepper flakes and saute.
  4. Mix in flour until combined.
  5. Add milk and chicken broth, bring to a boil, lower heat and stir until thickened.
  6. Add parmesan and stir until melted.
  7. Serve over pasta, and top with green onions.
  8. Option: Add cooked, diced chicken.
Most Helpful

Made this tonight over basil pasta. Really easy and tasty. Thanks

4 5

This was very easy and tasty! I do think more flavor could be added with some fresh herbs or italian seasoning. Overall it is a great base for adding meats or fish to. Update: I added some italian sausage and sauteed sweet peppers & onions to this the other nite. It was a nice light sauce to just coat all the goodies in the pasta.

4 5

A great dish. I did make a few adjustments in order to lower fat/calories. I used only 2 tab of butter, skim milk instead of whole, and low sodium, fat free chicken broth, plus lots of garlic (I grow my own--so fresh and juicy). I chopped 3 large cloves and saute them with the butter/oil and when I added the chicken broth/milk I added 3 more large garlic cloves minced (definitely more than a tablespoon). I only made half of the pasta (a pound would have been way too much for the 2 of us), but I didn't decrease the liquids or flour and I used slightly less than a cup of cheese. We could have made pigs of ourselves and eat the whole thing, but we resisted and looking forward to the leftovers. I didn't have green onions on hand, but I don't think it matters because the sauce is so good, I believe you can add different things to this recipe (like a little bacon or pancetta) to suit your taste, a great base to experiment with! So easy and kind of recipe!