Creamy Garlic Shells
There aren’t many foods that I love more than pasta and garlic. If you’re like me, you’re going to absolutely love this homemade Creamy Garlic Pasta recipe!
This one pot recipe makes it easy to want to ditch the packaged stuff. It uses small shell pasta, so it’s perfect for little fingers and picky eaters, plus it is quick and easy to prepare for you. Plus, you can make it as a meal or a side dish.
The garlic shells are covered in a creamy garlic parmesan sauce, but there is no meat other than the chicken broth. You can add chicken if you want to add some protein, but it is full of flavor and delicious just as it is.
There is no heavy cream required for this recipe, so you might be surprised at how it is a treat for your taste buds! That said, it is really easy to make and easy to clean up.
Serve your Creamy Garlic Shells with some Crispy Asparagus Fries on the side and call it a complete meal.
Creamy Garlic Pasta Recipe
8 oz mini pasta shells
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp butter or margarine
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp flour
3/4 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp parsley flakes
Add water to a large saucepan and let it come to a boil. Add in the pasta and boil for 10 minutes. Drain the shells with a strainer in the sink and let them sit there.
Over medium heat in the same pot, melt the butter, add the olive oil and mix them together. Add the minced garlic and saute for 30 seconds (do not let the garlic stay still and turn golden/brown or else you’ll have to start over, so keep stirring!)
Add your flour and stir for about a minute.
Now, add the chicken broth and milk, stirring until thick and bubbly (about 4-5 minutes). Please remember to continue to stir the entire time or your sauce may burn.
Stir in the cheese, garlic powder, parsley flakes, and pasta and mix until incorporated. Mix periodically until you see the creaminess you’re looking for.
Serve hot and top with parsley flakes and extra Parmesan to taste.
This recipe was adapted from Iowa Girl Eats recipe with minimal changes and it is absolutely delicious!
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 357mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g
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This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.