Cream Cheese Pasta

This cream cheddar pasta couldn’t be simpler and less expensive: you need just and a couple of essential fixings, 10 minutes of planning time and roughly $1.20 per servings.

In addition, this is a delightful bowl of entire grain spaghetti hurled in a cream cheddar sauce and showered with olive oil.

It’s a custom made pasta dish, not canned sauces or canned noodles!

IS PASTA HEALTHY?

Indeed. Pasta is certainly part of a solid eating routine, as long as it’s eaten with some restraint.

Furthermore, If you change to entire grain pasta you’ll get more characteristic fiber and micronutrients than white pasta.

I love entire grain pasta, and I attempt to sneak into my suppers as much fiber as possible.

Cream Cheese Pasta

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Recipe by The Clever MealCourse: PastaCuisine: Italian, VegetarianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

20

minutes

Cream Cheesy Pasta is one of the worlds best comfort foods and this four cheese version is ready in under 15 minutes,

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb (225 grams) pasta (spaghetti, penne, fusilli…)

  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) cream cheese*

  • 1/4 cup (30 grams) grated parmesan, plus more to serve

  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus more to serve

  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) cooking water, plus more if needed

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp chili flakes, or according to taste (optional)

Directions

  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente.
  • Right before draining, reserve a cup of starchy pasta water.
  • In meanwhile, in a large skillet warm 1 Tbsp of olive oil and gently fry the garlic (plus a good pinch of chili flakes if you like) for 2-3 minutes. Use a low flame, do not let the garlic burn.
  • Then stir the cream cheese and about 1/2 cup of starchy pasta water. Stir to combine oil, cream cheese, water and create a nice and creamy emulsion. Your pasta sauce is ready.
  • Drain and add your pasta to the skillet. Stir well to evenly coat the pasta in the sauce, add parmesan and more cooking water as needed for a smooth and creamy consistency.

  • Serve immediately with a drizzle of good olive oil or extra virgin olive oil, freshly grated parmesan, and freshly ground black pepper (if you don’t use chili flakes). Enjoy!

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