Cream Cheese Pesto Pasta – you need only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to prepare this gorgeous creamy pasta dish!
The other day I needed to make a quick and easy lunch without much fuss. I had some pesto and cream cheese in the fridge so I thought of mixing them together to make milder pesto sauce. Bingo! It was sooo good that it deserved to end up on my blog.
First time I used spaghetti because it was the only type of pasta I had in my pantry, but today I thought tortellini would make an even more substantial meal.
The measurements for the ingredients are more of a guide than a strict rule – you can add more or less of any ingredient, to your liking.
Cream Cheese Pesto Pasta is definitely a keeper for those days when we don’t have time or energy to cook, but we still want to eat warm and home-cooked meal!
- 250 g dry tortellini or other pasta (2 cups)
- 6 Tbsp cream cheese
- 3-4 Tbsp pesto sauce
Cook pasta according package to directions. Drain, but reserve about 1/2 cup water.
In a pan or a bowl, whisk cream cheese with pesto and about 6 Tbsp water until creamy. Adding more or less water will produce thinner or thicker sauce.
Serve immediately. Serving suggestion (optional): sprinkle with some chopped parsley, roasted sunflower seeds and grated Parmesan cheese.