Dinner is even easier with this One pot parmesan pasta recipe. Serve this as the perfect side dish or add chicken or shrimp to make it a main meal. It is so easy and delicious.

Dinner is easy with this One pot parmesan pasta recipe. Serve this as the perfect side dish or add chicken or shrimp to make it a main meal.

One pot parmesan pasta recipe

My family loves pasta as a side dish and I love it because it is easy and cheap. This Parmesan Pasta side dish is easy to make but tastes “fancy”. 🙂

I got the wacky mac pasta on sale a while back and wanted to use it in another way, besides Pasta Salad. My kids are not a pasta salad fan, but they do love noodles in general, so we made Parmesan Pasta. It may seem silly, but I am calling this a recipe! 🙂 

I know that you might think I am crazy, but eating good doesn’t have to be a lot of work at all. In fact, eating good normally means you just have to eat simple.

Now I like to serve this side dish when we are grilling out. We will grill our chicken and our vegetables on the grill and add this easy side dish to complete the meal.

Dinner is easy with this One pot parmesan pasta recipe. Serve this as the perfect side dish or add chicken or shrimp to make it a main meal.

Let’s make parmesan pasta recipe!

Dinner is easy with this One pot parmesan pasta recipe. Serve this as the perfect side dish or add chicken or shrimp to make it a main meal.

You only need 4 ingredients for parmesan pasta:

  • spaghetti noodles or any type of pasta you prefer
  • butter
  • salt
  • shredded Parmesan Cheese
Dinner is easy with this One pot parmesan pasta recipe. Serve this as the perfect side dish or add chicken or shrimp to make it a main meal.

How to make this easy parmesan pasta:

Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add in the pasta and cook until the pasta is al dente based on the package instructions.

Once cooked, reserve ½ cup of the pasta water and then drain the pasta.

In the same large pot, melt the butter.

Next, add in the drained pasta and reserved pasta water. Toss to thoroughly coat the pasta with the butter.

Dinner is easy with this One pot parmesan pasta recipe. Serve this as the perfect side dish or add chicken or shrimp to make it a main meal.

Then add in the parmesan cheese and salt. Toss to coat and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Dinner is easy with this One pot parmesan pasta recipe. Serve this as the perfect side dish or add chicken or shrimp to make it a main meal.

What goes with butter parmesan pasta?

These are just a few ideas. The options are endless and this pasta goes nicely with just about anything. It is a frugal and easy recipe that everyone will love.

You can serve it as a side dish or mix the meat and veggies in with the parmesan pasta. Just do what your family likes. You can’t go wrong with this amazing and easy recipe.

Dinner is easy with this One pot parmesan pasta recipe. Serve this as the perfect side dish or add chicken or shrimp to make it a main meal.

Try garlic parmesan pasta for a change.

We love garlic so sometimes I like to add a little garlic to the pasta. You can use garlic powder, minced garlic or anything you happen to have.

It adds a bunch of amazing flavor to the dish. Give it a try! You can add as much or as little as you like. This recipe is so easy to make your own!

More ideas to try with this creamy parmesan pasta.

Try using other types of pasta such as bow tie, elbow or shells. Any type of pasta works great!

We are big fans of using what we have or can grab on sale at the grocery store. By cooking like this, it really helps me to save money on groceries. 

It is a huge help to our budget. I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning!

Save that money for something else! Shop your pantry first and use whatever pasta you have on hand.

We love it with our  Blackened Chicken Recipe  or our Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken.

Trying to eat low carb? You can use the same Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash Recipe if you are looking for something a little lower in carbs and just add the parmesan cheese and butter instead of the pasta.

The ideas are endless for this easy and delicious parmesan pasta.

Give this delicious recipe a try!

This pasta dish is easy and delicious and one of our favorite pasta dishes. You will not believe just how simple it is. With only 4 ingredients, it is quick and easy.

We love Garlic Bread Cheese Sticks Recipe and it is perfect with this pasta recipe.  You can also add  Roasted Green Beans or learn how to steam broccoli in the microwave for an easy veggie to toss into the pasta.

It really is fabulous and so yummy. Let us know if you try it and it turns out for you. With only 4 ingredients, it is perfect for busy weeknights.

Print this one pot parmesan pasta recipe below:

Easy Parmesan Pasta – Only 4 Ingredients!

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Dinner is easy with this One pot parmesan pasta recipe. Serve this as the perfect side dish or add chicken or shrimp to make it a main meal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 8
Calories 298
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz Package of Spaghetti Noodles
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  • Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add in the pasta and cook until the pasta is al dente based on the package instructions.
  • Once cooked, reserved ½ cup of the pasta water and then drain the pasta.
  • In the same large pot, melt the butter. Then add in the drained pasta and reserved pasta water. Toss to thoroughly coat the pasta with the butter.
  • Then add in the parmesan cheese and salt. Toss to coat and serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 298kcal, Carbohydrates 43g, Protein 12g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 532mg, Potassium 138mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 231IU, Calcium 161mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Where it says how to make it is called GARLIC PARMASEAN PASTA but no garlic is called for in ingredients

  2. I love super easy dishes such as this. When I get home from work, I’m usually exhausted and not really wanting to throw together an elborate meal — this would be perfect to throw together because it’s flavorful and delicious

  3. So sorry for the confusion! The basic recipe does not include garlic but you can add garlic if you prefer for a different flavor. Thank you and I hope you enjoy this delicious and easy side dish recipe!

  4. I’ve made this in my Ninja Foodie pressure cooker and my 6 year old LOVED it! He’s super picky and doesn’t usually eat his pasta with sauce. He usually requests “butter and Parmesan noodles ?. This was perfect for him