From My Kitchen: Cream Cheese Pasta

Although I love meat, I do enjoy a meatless dish, mainly because years back Oprah Winfrey coined the phrase “Meatless Monday” on her show, which I religiously watched. I’m always on the lookout for a good recipe, because mixing it up is my middle name. Rice and pasta dishes are alway great to combine with vegetables, and a good old cream sauce never hurts. I fell in love with this dish, and make it whenever the mood strikes. It is pretty simple, and it is a perfect dish for friends and family on a weekend night, being that it’s fairly quickly prepared.

What you’ll need:

Prepare your favorite pasta according to the instructions on the package.

In a large sauce pan, heat butter. Add chopped shallot, and sauté for 3 minutes. Add the corn, and continue to sauté for another 3 minutes.

Add tomato halves, and sauté for one minute. Add cream cheese and Half & Half, and incorporate into the vegetables over low heat.

When the cream cheese and 1/2 & 1/2 are fully incorporated, add the parmesan cheese, and keep stirring over low heat, until the sauce is nice and creamy. At this point you can add salt and pepper if you choose to. I omitted it, because the parmesan cheese itself added enough salt.

Add the spinach and stir well. sauté for another 3 minutes. Lastly, add the pasta and combine. Serve hot in bowls.

Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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