Ingredient List
For the Pasta:
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced or chopped
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus additional for garnish
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves, garnish
Preparation of Pasta
  • Garlic buttered noodles take only a few ingredients and make for a quick and tasty recipe.

    Bring 6-8 cups of salted water to a boil in a large stockpot.

  • Once water is at a rolling boil, prepare pasta according to package instructions; drain well.

Finishing the Dish
  • In a medium saucepan, combine butter, garlic and red pepper flakes over medium heat until the butter has melted. Cook, whisking constantly, until the butter begins to turn a golden brown, about 4-5 minutes.

  • Remove from heat. Stir in pasta and Parmesan cheese until well combined, about 2 minutes; season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper, to taste.

  • Garnish with parsley and freshly-grated Parmesan cheese, if desired. Serve immediately.

  • Image: Parmesan and Garlic Buttered Spaghetti.

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