This creamy garlic pasta is the ultimate weeknight comfort food that's quick to make and features tender penne pasta smothered in a delicious garlic sauce.
Prep Time0 minutesmins
Cook Time20 minutesmins
Total Time20 minutesmins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: creamy garlic pasta, Creamy Garlic Pasta Recipe
16ouncespenne pasta,1 box
½teaspoon saltfor the pasta water
1chicken bouillon cube
8ouncescream cheese,softened and cut into chunks
1heaping teaspoonminced garlic
2teaspoonsdried parsley flakes
1cupheavy whipping cream
Cook penne pasta in a large pot per package directions, making sure to add ½ teaspoon of salt to the water (cook time is about 14 minutes). Once done, drain the pasta and put it back in the large pot.
In a small bowl, add 1 cup of water. Drop in the bouillon cube. Put in the microwave for 2 minutes on high heat. Be careful, the edges of the bowl will be hot. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Once the butter is melted, add the chunks of cream cheese, minced garlic, garlic powder, dried parsley flakes, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Whisk together.
Add the chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, and parmesan cheese. Whisk together and turn heat to medium, to a low boil.
In a small bowl, add 5 tablespoons of sauce and 1 tablespoon of flour. Mix well with a spoon. Add the flour and sauce mixture back to the pan and whisk well.
Let the sauce simmer for about 5 minutes, continue to whisk frequently while simmering.
Once the sauce is done pour over the noodles, stir well, and serve.
Most brands of penne pasta cook for about 14 minutes.
To help make your sauce extra creamy, allow your parmesan cheese to come to room temperature before adding it to the sauce.
Adding the flour will help to thicken up the sauce to the perfect texture.
Sauce will be lumpy while cooking, but will smooth out towards the end!