Easy garlic cheese pasta

Easy garlic cheese pasta

This ridiculously easy garlicky cheese pasta is the perfect quick and delicious weeknight meal and perfect for meatless Mondays.
Course Easy Recipe, Pasta, Vegetarian, Weeknight recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Alida Ryder


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3-4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 heaped tablespoon flour
  • 1-1½ cups milk
  • ½ cup cream alternatively use all milk
  • 2 cups grated cheese of your choice I used 1 cup mature cheddar and ½ cup each of mozzarella and Parmesan
  • handful fresh parsley chopped
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 500 g pasta of your choice cooked (reserve 1 cup of the cooking water)


  • To make the sauce, melt the butter in a large, deep frying pan.
  • Add the garlic and fry until fragrant then add the flour. Whisk in the milk until a smooth sauce forms then add the cream (if using). Turn down the heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Turn the heat off then add the cheese, parsley, lemon and season to taste.
  • Add the cooked pasta and a little of the cooking water, stirring to coat the pasta. Add more pasta water if necessary.
  • Serve immediately.