Creamy Parsley Pasta

Very tempted to call this Creamy Parsley Pasta fast parsley pasta or 15-minute parsley pasta, but regardless of the name, this dish is fast and can be made with or without a blender and should be made in one pan because honestly, washing up is not something we should have to spend more time on than we already do.

As far as herbs go, parsley is one of those left field herbs that is not oft a star, but it really is also incredibly good for us and really tasty so this recipe was one that kind of came out of having a bunch in the kitchen to use in some other recipes and also having a bag of pasta in the cupboard. The best description that has been given to this dish in the multiples it’s been made in our kitchen the past few months is that it’s parsley mac and cheese and that ain’t a bad name for it either.

This dish comes together in 15 minutes flat, no lies and can be made in one saucepan, though if you use a blender and you’ll need a bowl to rest the cooked pasta in for 5 minutes too so it’s minimal in the way you’ll need to clean up.

The abundant flavor of buttery garlic and creamy sauce coats the pasta and don’t worry too much about it sticking together, this is one of those casual dishes and this sauce will meander it’s way through the dish so do your best and enjoy this on a lazy night.

Creamy Parsley Pasta
Recipe by Roamingtaste
Serves 4

Ingredients:
500 grams/1 pound macaroni pasta
5 garlic clove, peeled and finely sliced
4 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup parmesan, grated
1 1/2 cups flat leaf parsley leaves
1/3 cup cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Shaved parmesan to serve

Directions:
Fill a deep saucepan with water 2/3 way up and set on medium-high heat.

Add the pasta and cook on a low simmer, stirring to ensure the pasta doesn’t stick together too much.

Place the parsley, cream and salt in a blender and set aside (or if you don’t have a blender, finely chop the parsley and set aside).

Once the pasta is cooked, spoon into a bowl with the pasta water.

Spoon 3 tablespoons of the pasta water into the blender.

Add a tablespoon of butter to the pasta and stir through to ensure it doesn’t stick (as this cooks in a saucepan, there will likely not be a large amount of pasta water remaining.

Place the remaining butter in the saucepan and add the sliced garlic, return to the heat and cook, stirring until lightly browned, approximately 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, blend the parsley and cream mixture until fine and add to the garlic.

Return the pasta to the pan and stir through the parsley sauce.

Add the grated parmesan and stir through to melt slightly.

Remove from the heat and place on your serving dishes.

Sprinkle over parmesan and season.

Serve immediately.

Creamy Parsley Pasta

Creamy Parsley Pasta

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This parsley pasta comes together in 15 minutes for a full flavored meal taking advantage of this undderrated herb.

Ingredients

  • 500 grams/1 pound macaroni pasta
  • 5 garlic clove, peeled and finely sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup parmesan, grated
  • 1 1/2 cups flat leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Shaved parmesan to serve

Instructions

  1. Fill a deep saucepan with water 2/3 way up and set on medium-high heat.
  2. Add the pasta and cook on a low simmer, stirring to ensure the pasta doesn’t stick together too much.
  3. Place the parsley, cream and salt in a blender and set aside (or if you don’t have a blender, finely chop the parsley and set aside).
  4. Once the pasta is cooked, spoon into a bowl with the pasta water.
  5. Spoon 3 tablespoons of the pasta water into the blender.
  6. Add a tablespoon of butter to the pasta and stir through to ensure it doesn’t stick (as this cooks in a saucepan, there will likely not be a large amount of pasta water remaining.
  7. Place the remaining butter in the saucepan and add the sliced garlic, return to the heat and cook, stirring until lightly browned, approximately 2 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, blend the parsley and cream mixture until fine and add to the garlic.
  9. Return the pasta to the pan and stir through the parsley sauce.
  10. Add the grated parmesan and stir through to melt slightly.
  11. Remove from the heat and place on your serving dishes.
  12. Sprinkle over parmesan and season.
  13. Serve immediately.

Notes

Recipe by Roamingtaste

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