Rich Pasta for the Poor Kitchen

Rich Pasta for the Poor Kitchen


"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!"


30 m servings 453 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 453 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 29.5 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.8g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 13.7 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 1055 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.
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  1. 123 Ratings


This is a very good recipe I found after seeing something similar on tv. To simplify it further, you can cook your noodles, drain them and reserve a little bit of the noodle water in your final ...

This was one of the first recipes I got from this site, and I have been making it for about 5 or 6 years. It is a very basic recipe that can be served with almost any meat dish---I like to pair ...

I loved this! It was great! We didn't use as much garlic though, and I added two cups of water and some mozzerella (shredded) to it too and it was fantastic! The hubby and I were both starving...

This is a very simple yet delicious recipe. The only real change I made (and it's an addition, not really a change) is to toast some fresh bread crumbs (I keep a bag of them in the freezer) and ...

Easy, simple and humble, a “take for granted” pasta dish that has been a staple in my diet my whole life. (And, I suspect, that of many other Italians as well) I like a combination of olive oil...

It's ok

SO FABULOUS! I didn't even have the fresh parsley, but this tastes straight out of a delicious restaurant! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for the recipe. Can't wait to try it again with parsley.

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This was very good, add some shrimp and you've got a great spaghetti scampi. I didn't add shrimp, but I did add about 1 1/2 cups of frozen peas for a little color and texture. Hubby said he di...