Garlic Pasta Sauce Recipe | Simple and Savory

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As a busy mom, I sometimes find it difficult to throw a meal together after work when there is laundry to do, kids’ homework and just unwinding from a hard day at work. I am always trying to save time in the kitchen without sacrificing flavor! Our garlic pasta sauce takes 10 minutes to whip up and will turn your favorite pasta into a gourmet dish in a few easy steps!

Garlic Pasta Sauce Recipe


  • 6 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1/4 butter
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • parsley
  • a few dashes of garlic pepper, lemon pepper & seasoning salt
  • 2 heaping tbsp sour cream
  • Parmesan cheese (Optional)

Kitchen tools and supplies

  • large pot for cooking pasta
  • strainer
  • small pot for garlic pasta sauce
  • stirring spoon
  • ladle
  • knife
  • cutting board

How to make delicious garlic pasta

Cook your favorite noodle pasta as normal.

Get the kids involved! My girls love to peel garlic. When children get involved they are more likely to eat better and try something new!

Heat a small pot on medium heat. Add finely chopped garlic to the heated pot. Allow garlic to simmer for a minute to get the full aromatic flavor.

Add in the butter and allow to partially melt.

Add in cream cheese and break up with a stirring spoon.

how to make garlic pasta

Stir milk into the mixture and bring to a boil.

While bringing to a boil, add in parsley and seasonings.

Once boiled, reduce heat to medium and add in the sour cream. Stir well and allow to begin to boil.

Remove from heat. Allow garlic pasta sauce to cool for a minute or two to thicken.

how to make garlic sauce for pasta

Pour over cooked pasta and serve immediately. Makes a perfect side dish for our Easy Oven-Baked Ribs too!

Sprinkle parmesan cheese over pasta, if desired.

Enjoy your 10-minute Gourmet Garlic Pasta!

plate of garlic pasta

It really is that simple to create a gourmet side dish! You can also add in sliced grilled chicken breast to make this a main course meal. Our kids rave about our Garlic Pasta and never leave a morsel on their plates.

Simple Recipes for Busy Moms!

You may also like our Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich, a gourmet main course utilizing leftovers! In just minutes you can be enjoying this amazingly delicious meal the whole family will love! Our favorite way to whip this is up is by using our leftover Roast Beef Perfection, it already is full of flavor and makes the perfect addition to this great dish!

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