Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

An easy and somewhat different side dish.... or meatless main dish. Or even add some leftover cooked chicken or ham and it's a main dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the fettuccine according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a large skillet. Saute the garlic in the butter until soft but not brown.
  3. Drain the cooked pasta and immediately toss with the garlic butter.
  4. Toss in the poppy seeds and salt to taste.
  5. Place into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and parmesan and serve.
Most Helpful

After making this once a month for the last year and a half, I have changed it to use 16 oz pasta and 5 tbsp butter. Thanks for sharing a very good recipe.

Pesto lover June 30, 2011

I really liked this. It's a great pantry meal. I love poppy seeds, and this was a great new way to try them! I used 2T butter instead of the whole amount and thought that was plenty. Otherwise, I followed the recipe. I couldn't believe how fast and easy it was, yet it tasted like I had spent a lot more time and effort on it. Thumbs up from the hubby too!

Wistaria March 23, 2010

This was very good, and different. It was nice and simple and a great break from the usual tomato sauces. I didn't change a thing and I wouldn't, except to try it with the ham as you suggested. Made and Reviewed for Market Tag - Thanks! :)

LilPinkieJ March 06, 2009