College Student's Gourmet Pasta

College Student's Gourmet Pasta


"This recipe was a frequent favorite when I was in college, because it is made with ingredients most students have in their kitchens. I have made this with low fat ingredients, and it works very well. Since I have gotten older, I have added chicken and shrimp to the recipe; it is very adaptable. Easy, tastes wonderful, but not very easy on the waistline."


servings 784 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 784 kcal
  • 39%
  • Fat:
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 124.4g
  • 40%
  • Protein:
  • 28.4 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 201 mg
  • 67%
  • Sodium:
  • 682 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water until tender. Drain.
  2. To a saucepan, add butter or margarine, salt, milk, and Parmesan cheese. Cook over low heat until combined. Pour mixture over pasta, and serve.
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  1. 55 Ratings


This would be the recipe I lived on while pregnant. My daughter and I still eat pasta this way all the time. It is fast, simple and children love it. Experiment with the type of cheese you us...

Heather, this seriously is one of my favorite comfort foods. And like Taylor said, I prefer it with garlic powder and just a bit of catsup mixed in. And no, I didn't drink a whole bottle of pepp...

I was just cooking for myself tonight and was planning on just eating buttered noodles, but I stumbled across this recipe when the noodles were boiling and opted to try it out! I used 4 ounces ...

gotta say, I lived off this in college too! Even works with the cheese from a green can, if necessary (it's cheaper). Throw in some cooked frozen broccoli to make your mom happy, too!

This was alright... a little plain. We added onions and ham, trying to spruce it up a little, but not to much avail.

Quick, easy, easy to find ingredients. Great taste ... can't really ask for anything more.

My family rates this recipe as 5 stars. I do recommend doubling the sauce for a pound of pasta. (We like to dip our bread in it;-D)

Pretty dang good for being so simple! I followed the recipe as written except I only cooked up about 8 oz of pasta...definitely double the sauce if you plan on cooking up the whole 16 oz. Next t...

I'm in university now, and this is perfect, all things we usually have around, nice and fast and delicious! I usually use a little less butter...