2 cups uncooked small pasta shells, alphabet pasta or ring macaroni
3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook garlic in butter over medium-low heat until mixture is fragrant, 4 to 5 minutes; remove from heat. Drain pasta; add to garlic butter. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and pepper; toss to coat.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
YIELD: 4 servings.
3/4 cup: 401 calories, 25g fat (15g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 425mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.