Easy Garlic Butter Spaghetti In The Microwave

One of the easiest recipes to create and one of the tastiest foods to consume is garlic butter spaghetti. The best thing is that? The Microwave is capable of making it!

I now like this garlic butter sauce on a variety of foods. It works as a dipping sauce for shrimp or steak as well as for pizza, especially pizza with packed crust. It goes great with grilled vegetables and shrimp. Such an adaptable dipping sauce. 

How do you make Garlic Butter Spaghetti in the Microwave?

Usually, when I prepare this garlic butter sauce, I use this pasta recipe. 

It goes well together. After rinsing the pasta, I add the garlic butter sauce.


  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Optional: dash of parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese


I usually combine 4 tablespoons of butter with 1 tablespoon of olive oil for my Garlic Butter Sauce. However, I have discovered that you can replace 4 tablespoons of olive oil, and it will still taste pretty darn delicious if you are short of butter or choose not to use it.

Make careful to check and stir it every 30 seconds when cooking it in the Microwave because if you cook it without stirring, the garlic and parmesan cheese tend to stick together in clumps. When that occurs, getting the liquid to spread throughout the noodles is challenging.

Cooking Time & Serving

  • Cook Time: 1 Minute
  • Total Time: 1 Minute
  • Serving : 1 Person

What’s my secret ingredient to Amazing Garlic Butter Sauce?

This is now and has been for years, my renowned recipe for garlic butter sauce. It required some trial and error in the beginning. Making it is quite easy. Additionally, it features a hidden component that gives it a special pop.

It’s cheese, parmesan! It only gives the taste a slight kick, elevating your garlic butter sauce to fantastic. Pasta is by far my favorite food to put this sauce on. One of my go-to comfort dishes to prepare for my children when they are ill is garlic butter spaghetti.

Tossing any pasta with garlic butter sauce is simple and quick to do in the Microwave.


Is it possible to cook spaghetti in the microwave?

Yes, you can cook pasta in the microwave. Place the pasta in a microwave-safe bowl, fill with water, and microwave on High for the time specified on the package, plus 3 minutes, or until al dente. Drain and toss with your preferred spaghetti sauce.

How do you make a thick garlic butter sauce?

Whisk together 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch and 1/2 tablespoon cold water to thicken the sauce. Reduce the heat to low and whisk in the cornstarch mixture, melted butter, and garlic. Continue whisking for 5 minutes, or until the mixture thickens.

What is the best way to thicken spaghetti sauce without using tomato paste?

Adding a corn starch slurry is a simple technique to thicken sauce. In a small dish, mix equal parts cornstarch and water (start with 2-3 teaspoons of each). Stir in the sauce after whisking until smooth.

I am Chef Harunur Rashid Azim. I inherited my family's love of cooking at a young age. I graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in London, UK, with determination and passion to become a chef. Follow me on Twitter: @RashidIsChef, FB: Azim

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