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5 Ingredient Parmesan Garlic Penne in a large pot

5 Ingredient Parmesan Garlic Penne

Jennie Duncan
This simple 5 Ingredient Parmesan Garlic Penne is made in 30 minutes or less. It's the perfect dinner recipe and one that my entire family loves. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 289 kcal


  • 10 oz penne pasta
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil (or to taste)
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese


  • Cook penne pasta according to package direction then drain and set aside.
  • In a medium pot melt your butter and sauté garlic whisking until butter has started to become golden brown. Add basil and continue to whisk.
  • Add cooked pasta to your pot and toss until coated. Add grated parmesan cheese and toss until coated.


Tip: This recipe would work with just about any pasta. We even love it using spaghetti.

Serving Options:

We love serving this with grilled chicken or a big salad. Here are even more of my favorite recipes to serve with this pasta.


Keep in the fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight container.
To reheat you could microwave or place in a sauce pan with ¼ cup broth and reheat on the stove top. 


Calories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 10gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 195mgPotassium: 103mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 458IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 156mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 5 Ingredient Parmesan Garlic Penne
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