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Easy Parmesan Pasta - Only 4 Ingredients!

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 Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Easy Parmesan Pasta - Only 4 Ingredients!
Servings: 8
Calories: 298kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 1 pkg Spaghetti Noodles (16 oz.)
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese


  • 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 1/2 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!


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