Cheese is my weakness. I love creamy cheesy pasta. This homemade cheesy spaghetti recipe is one of my favorites. You can add some grilled chicken to give some protein and serve alongside a caesar salad. Yum!
First, you make your cheesy spaghetti sauce. Most people associate spaghetti with tomato-based sauce, but really spaghetti is the type of noodle. However, this cheesy sauce goes well on any noodle shape. We often use bow-tie pasta.
The half & half makes the sauce extra creamy, which is my favorite part. Once you melt your cheese into your sauce mixture, it is time to stir in your cooked pasta noodles. Don’t forget your Italian seasoning and garlic! That really brings out the flavor.
Follow the step-by-step instructions in the recipe below. You can print it for easy reference.
Homemade Cheesy Spaghetti Recipe
Homemade Cheesy Spaghetti
- 16 oz spaghetti noodles
- 12 oz shredded cheese
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 cup milk
- 1 cup half and half
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 garlic scapes, diced
- 6 tbsp flour
- 3 tsp Italian seasoning
- salt and pepper, to taste
- parsley, garnish
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the spaghetti according to the package directions. Drain.
In a large saucepan melt the butter and add in the minced garlic and garlic scape pieces.
Whisk the flour into melted butter and garlic, about 1 minute.
Slowly add in the milk and cream while continuing to whisk. The mixture will begin to thicken.
Add in the cheese and stir until melted. If the mixture becomes to thick, add in milk to thin.
Add in the cooked pasta and stir until coated.
Salt & pepper and serve with chopped parsley as your garnish.
Serve with garlic bread and side salad.
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What is your favorite pasta sauce? Which pasta noodle shape do you cook most often?