A super quick and easy pasta recipe! Made with only 4 INGREDIENTS while the secret to the sauce is just the reserved pasta water. It finishes with al dente spaghetti, and a rich and buttery, garlicky parmesan sauce.
2oz.parmesan,finely shredded (I use a rasp grater/zester, 1 heaping cup)
Bring 10 cups water to a boil in a large pot. Season with salt (I use 1 Tbsp).
Cook pasta to al denta according to directions listed on package.
Scoop out and reserve 1 cup pasta water, then drain spaghetti.
Return empty pot to medium-low heat. Melt butter.
Add garlic and saute until fragrant and just barely deepening in color, about 1 minute.
Remove from heat. Return drained pasta to pot with butter mixture, pour in 1/2 hot pasta water and toss. Sprinkle in and toss in parmesan cheese, tossing until melted and thinning with more reserved pasta water as needed.