Garlic Parmesan Pasta

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Servings: 4-6
  • About This Recipe

    “For a simple, easy supper just add a garden salad and crusty bread.”


  • 1/2 cupmargarine
  • 2teaspoonsdried basil
  • 2teaspoonslemon juice
  • 1 1/4 teaspoonsgarlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoonseasoning salt
  • 8ouncesfettuccine, cooked and drained
  • 1 1/2 cupsbroccoli florets, steamed crisp-tender
  • 3tablespoonswalnuts, chopped
  • 1/4-1/2 cupparmesan cheese
  • Directions

  • Melt margarine in a large skillet; add basil, lemon juice, garlic powder, and seasoned salt, mixing well.
  • Add the fettuccine, broccoli, and walnuts; mix well; add cheese; toss to coat.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Reviews

  • “This made a nice meatless dinner.I only added about half of the lemon juice that the recipe called for and next time I will probably omit it all together–just a personal preference.The walnuts were a great addition.Thanks for the recipe!”

  • “This was a GREAT pasta side dish. Will probably taste great with some marinated chicken & broccoli (left it out). I used about 2 cups leftover elbow macaroni (I think about 2 oz uncooked), and greatly cut the sauce-and still found it to be very flavorful. I used 3/4 tsp light butter, 3/4 tsp olive oil, 1/8 tsp basil, 1/8 tsp lemon juice, 1/16 tsp seas salt, 1/4 tsp garlic powder & then 1 1/2 tsp parm cheese. Whew! It was a great compliment to the chicken parmesan-hubby ate it up! Will try whole wheat pasta next time.”

  • “This was a very flavorful pasta.I made it without the broccoli and walnuts last week and I will make it tonight WITH the broccoli as a side to chicken!We did both love it and I added about 1/2 cup parmesan when tossing.The “parmesan” part of the pasta was left out of the ingredients in the recipe… just the title! :)”

  • “I enjoyed this. My husband, “loved it”! I used butter (about 6 tbs) instead of margarine and I used a pound of pasta. It had nice flavor and it was something different. It’s a great meatless dish-perfect with a tossed salad. I threw half a bag of frozen broccoli into my boiling noodles just for the last few minutes. I thought it was kind of funny that it’s called ‘Garlic Parmesan Pasta’ but there is no parmesan cheese in it! So, I added some. My husband asked if we could add this to the rotation! Thanks!”

  • “The flavours in this are excellent! I served this with Pineapple, Mandarin, Ginger Chicken (recipe#114591) to my parents tonight and everybody loved it. My 3 year old son repeatedly said “it tastes good” while devouring it and everybody had seconds.”

  • “Great recipe! The lemon added a different flavour and it was a nice change from the usual. Thanks for posting this recipe, it’s a keeper.”

  • “This made such a lovely and tasty dinner. I only used 3/4 teaspoon of garlic powder and that was plenty for our tastes. The fettuccine tasted wonderful with the seasoned butter sauce. I toasted the walnuts and they went well with the noodles and broccoli. I served this with hot French bread and spring mix salad. Thanks NurseDi.”