Rich Pasta for the Poor Kitchen

Rich Pasta for the Poor Kitchen

Pasta and Noodles Pasta by Shape

A quick, simple pasta tossed with butter, parsley, and Parmesan cheese. A wonderful recipe to make when you don't feel like making a trip to the grocery store. I used what I had on hand and it worked like a charm! Add summer vine-ripened tomatoes for an extra dash of flavor!

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 453
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 30m


  • 1 (6 ounce) package dry spaghetti
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1   Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
  • 2   Heat a skillet over medium-low heat. Melt butter with garlic very slowly to avoid burning the garlic. Season with salt, freshly ground black pepper, and parsley. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper to taste, if desired.
  • 3   Toss pasta into the skillet until well-coated with butter. Increase heat to medium, and cook until pasta is heated through and has absorbed some of the butter. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, if necessary. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 29.5g 45%
    Saturated Fat 18.0g  
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 1055mg 42%
Potassium 153mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 33.8g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
Protein 13.7g 27%
Sugars 1g  
Vitamin A 981IU  
Vitamin C 3mg  
Calcium 247mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 6mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 32mg  
Folate 104mcg