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.
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 (2 cups) dry tortellini or other pasta
- 6 Tbsp cream cheese
- 3-4 Tbsp pesto sauce
Cook pasta according package to directions. Drain, but reserve about 1/2 cup water.
Whisk cream cheese with pesto and about 6 Tbsp pasta water until creamy. Adding more or less water will produce thinner or thicker sauce. Pour over drained tortellini and toss to combine.
Serve immediately. Serving suggestion (optional): sprinkle with some chopped parsley, roasted sunflower seeds and grated Parmesan cheese.
This recipe was first published on: August 27, 2016.