One-Pot Creamy Parmesan Garlic Pasta


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Indulge in a rich and creamy Parmesan garlic pasta, cooked in one pot for easy cleanup. Ready in just 20-25 minutes, this dish features tender pasta, a luscious sauce, and optional mushrooms and spinach for added flavor and nutrition.
5 minutes
prep time
18 minutes
cook time


  • 8 ounces spaghetti or fettuccine
  • 12 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic - minced
  • 2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms - optional
  • 1 cup fresh spinach - optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook Garlic: In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  • Add Pasta and Liquids: Add the pasta, chicken or vegetable broth, and heavy cream to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally to prevent the pasta from sticking.
  • Add Cheese and Veggies: Once the pasta is nearly done (about 10 minutes), stir in the grated Parmesan cheese, mushrooms, and spinach, if using. Continue cooking until the pasta is al dente and the sauce has thickened.
  • Season and Serve: Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot, garnished with extra grated Parmesan if desired.