A Quickie

A Quickie

Do you ever find yourself in need of a quick, yet filling dinner that will appeal to everyone in the family or just for yourself? Well,then this is the dish!

I made it one night and fell in love. It’s definitely a meal I will make again and again. Oddly enough, it reheats quite well. I didn’t think it would with all that cheese but it most certainly did and even was a bit creamier than the first time around. Imagine that!

And it’s not expensive so if you’re on a budget, it’s a perfect meal. I thought I would miss the meat but that was not the case at all!  Add a side salad and a chunk of bread and you’ll have a fulfilling meal to satisfy even the most discriminating palate.

Bon appétit!

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A Quickie


  • 12 oz. spaghetti
  • 2 T. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 C. heavy cream
  • 3/4 C. chicken broth
  • 3/4 C. shredded Italian cheese blend
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook spaghetti according to package directions until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water, and return to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Cook garlic until fragrant, 1 minute, then add heavy cream, chicken broth, and 1/2 cup pasta water. Add cooked spaghetti and toss with tongs until noodles are fully coated and liquid is simmering.
  3. Remove from heat and add cheese. Toss constantly, adding more pasta water until sauce reaches desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper, garnish with parsley, and serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
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