• 4 Ratings

We're big fans of customizable pasta recipes! This creamy pasta can be eaten in its classic style or jazzed up with ham, smoked chicken, or scallops.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; keep warm.

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  • Meanwhile, for sauce, in a heavy medium saucepan cook basil and garlic in hot oil about 30 seconds. Reduce heat. Add cream cheese, cottage cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Cook and stir until nearly smooth. Stir in milk, parsley, and salt until combined; add wine. Bring to a gentle boil; reduce heat. Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes until slightly thickened. Serve sauce over hot pasta. Makes 4 servings.

Creamy Ham and Broccoli Pasta:

Prepare as above, except omit parsley and wine. Stir 3/4 cup chopped cooked broccoli and 3/4 cup chopped cooked ham into thickened sauce; heat through. Makes 4 servings.Per 1 3/4 cups: 493 cal., 16 g fat (7 g sat. fat), 45 mg chol., 850 mg sodium, 61 g carbo., 3 g fiber, 25 g pro.Daily Values: 23% vit. A, 36% vit. C, 21% calcium, 16% ironExchanges: 4 Starch, 2 Lean Meat, 1 1/2 Fat

Creamy Smoked Chicken Pasta:

Prepare as above, except stir 1 cup chopped smoked chicken or turkey into thickened sauce; heat through. Makes 4 servings.Per 1 3/4 cups: 486 cal., 15 g fat (7 g sat. fat), 46 mg chol., 884 mg sodium, 60 g carbo., 2 g fiber, 27 g pro.Daily Values: 18% vit. A, 11% vit. C, 20% calcium, 15% ironExchanges: 4 Starch, 2 Lean Meat, 1 1/2 Fat

Creamy Pasta with Scallops:

Halve 12 ounces sea scallops. In a large saucepan cook and stir scallops in 1 tablespoon hot oil for 1 to 2 minutes or until scallops are opaque. Remove from pan; set aside. In same saucepan prepare sauce as above, except stir scallops into thickened sauce; heat through. Makes 4 servings.Per 1 3/4 cups: 553 cal., 18 g fat (7 g sat. fat), 59 mg chol., 627mg sodium, 60 g carbo., 2 g fiber, 34 g pro.Daily Values: 19% vit. A, 14% vit. C, 22% calcium, 16% ironExchanges: 4 Starch, 1 Lean Meat, 2 Very Lean Meat, 2 Fat

Nutrition Facts

448 calories; total fat 14g; saturated fat 7g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 6g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 511mg; potassium 212mg; carbohydrates 58g; fiber 2g; sugar 5g; protein 20g; vitamin a 875IU; vitamin c 6mg; thiamin 1mg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 4mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 157mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 202mg; iron 3mg.

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