Sunday, August 24, 2014

Carissa's Creamy Spaghetti Recipe

Today y'all, I've got a special treat! Visiting today is Carissa over from her blog All In All, and she's sharing this easy and delicious meal to add to your meal planners for the month. Not only is it easy but it's kid-tested and approved! Score! This is also a great pack-able meal, perfect for sharing with a friend in need or taking to a pot-luck dinner.  ENJOY!


I love to cook! It's really a passion of mine. I create recipes, I look forward to the huge holiday meals that I plan for weeks, and I get super excited about cooking something awesome for a potluck... but I still don't want to cook dinner some nights! It's like 6PM hits, I haven't thawed any meat, I'm hungry and  totally exhausted. You probably know the feeling well.

My answer to the I-don't-want-to-cook evenings is Creamy Spaghetti! I've been making this for years and it is my husbands favorite pasta dish. Now with a picky little one in the family I'm so happy to have ONE meal we all love!

I actually use angel hair pasta instead of spaghetti. No specific reason other than that we prefer the thin pasta. You can use whatever you like best. For the pasta sauce I like to use the Aldi brand basic sauce or Prego traditional. Again, use what you like the best.

One of the best things about this meal is that it takes 20 minutes to prepare from start to finish!
1 pound of angel hair pasta
2 jars of pasta sauce
8 oz block of cream cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (from the can, not fresh)

Cook the pasta in boiling water just until al dente. Drain in a colander and set aside. In the same pot that you cooked the pasta in, melt the cream cheese into the pasta sauce. This takes a few minutes and a lot of stirring. Once the cream cheese begins to break down, use a whisk to stir the cream cheese in very well. Stir in the grated parmesan cheese. Pour the pasta into the pot and coat well in the sauce.
Serves 6 (but it is really yummy, so maybe more like 4!)

I serve our creamy spaghetti with green beans and garlic toast. Yum!




Thank you Carissa and y'all be sure to stop by her blog for MANY more yummy inspirations! 

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