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Brown Butter Garlic Parmesan Pasta in a red dutch oven.
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Brown Butter Garlic Parmesan Pasta

This Brown Butter Garlic Parmesan Pasta is a quick and easy recipe that is filled with flavour. Sprinkle with fresh parmesan and dig in!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Pasta
Keyword: brown butter garlic parmesan pasta, garlic parmesan pasta, pasta recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 492kcal
Author: Kim Beaulieu


  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 12.3 oz egg noodles
  • 200 g parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ cup reserved pasta water
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • fresh parsley for garnish if desired


  • Put on a pot of water for the noodles at the beginning so it cuts cooking time. The water should be starting to boil at the same time your butter is browning. I used a small stock pot for my noodles and filled it ¾ full of water, and added salt once it boiled.
  • In a small dutch oven cook the butter over medium heat until it bubbles and foams. It will start to develop brown specks as it begins to emit a nutty aroma. Whisk until it's lightly golden brown, then toss in the garlic for about 1 minute. At this point, your butter should be perfectly golden and your garlic will smell fragrant. Remove the pan from heat to stop the cooking process. The entire process should take about 5 to 8 minutes, depending on your stove and pan. Keep the pan nearby because you will use that one for the final process.
  • Toss the noodles in the water and cook for one minute less than the package requires. Reserve about 1 cup of the pasta water. Drain the pasta, but do NOT rinse it.
  • Put the dutch oven back on the burner over medium-low heat. Toss the cooked noodles in, stirring to coat the noodles evenly with the butter and garlic. Toss about ½ of the parmesan, and about ¼ to ½ cup of reserved pasta water into the dutch oven, stir until pasta is creamy and smooth. Remove from heat.
  • Sprinkle with remaining parmesan. Garnish with parsley, if desired. If you don't have fresh you can use dried.
  • Serve with a big old brown butter loving smile!
  • Toss the egg noodles in hot boiling water.


Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 683mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 769IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 423mg | Iron: 1mg