Garlic Butter Penne Pasta

This Garlic Butter Penne Pasta is a simple and flavorful recipe that’s perfect for a quick and easy dinner or side dish. The garlic butter sauce is rich and creamy, with just the right amount of spice from the red pepper flakes. The pasta is cooked perfectly, with a nice bite to it, and the Parmesan cheese and parsley add a fresh and colorful touch. This dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

Ingredients:
– 1 pound penne pasta
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter
– 5-6 cloves of garlic, minced
– 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
– Salt and black pepper, to taste
– 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
– 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Instructions:

1. Cook the penne pasta according to package directions until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water and drain the pasta.
2. While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
3. Add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes to the skillet and sauté for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
4. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet with the garlic butter sauce and toss to coat.
5. If the sauce is too thick, add a little pasta water until desired consistency is reached.
6. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
7. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley before serving.

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