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Creamy Tomato Pasta with Cream cheese - Cream cheese tomato pasta - Kids friendly recipe - Party recipes - Pasta recipes

My kids love pasta in any form. During our last holiday, pretty much at least one meal a day we ended up having in one Italian restaurant and they loved the pasta there. My son was asking for similar pasta at home. Thinking about it I was pretty sure it had cream cheese. Also I was left with Cream cheese after my cheesecake (Cheesecake has became most favourite cake for my kids these days).  I wanted to surprise my kids with Cream cheese pasta (I didn't commit as I was not sure how it would turn up). After I made the sauce I was pretty sure they would love it. They loved every bite of it
Ingredients

For Tomato Cream Cheese Sauce:
Tomatoes - 5 (I have used Russ and normal tomatoes of medium size. Finely chopped) + 10 Cherry tomatoes (slice it into 2)
Onion - 1 (White onion works better if not red onion. Finely chopped)
Garlic - 8 pods (finely chopped. When chopped about 2 tablespoons)
Olive oil - 3 tablespoon
Basil leaves - few (I have used like 10. Finely chopped)
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon or Red chilli flakes (Adjust to your spice level)
Mixed Italian herb - 1 teaspoon
Cream cheese - 3 tablespoons (Room temperature) 
Coriander Leaves - 3 tablespoons (Finely chopped)

For Pasta

Pasta - 300g (or what you need)
Salt to taste

Method:

Prepare the Tomato cream sauce first. Heat olive oil in a pan. Add garlic and fry till slight brown color. Add onion and salt. Fry till transparent. Add Chopped tomatoes. And fry till mushy. 
Add Red chilli powder, mixed Italian herb, basil leaves mix well. Let it boil for 2-3 mins. Add Cream cheese, Reserved cherry Tomatoes. Mix well
Boil for a min. Now add Coriander leaves. Mix well. Boil for another 2 mins. Switch it off and the sauce is ready. (My son who won't eat onions as it is I run this sauce in mixer/ blender / food processor to make it little smoother)
Cook pasta as per instructions
Heat pan and add sauce let it boil. Add cooked pasta mix well. Cook for another 3-5 mins.
Pasta is ready to be served!


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2 comments:

  1. yummy pasta Veena!! Love the use of cream cheese!

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  2. Creamy cream cheese pastha
    ... ayya jolly... luv anything with cream cheese i feel like this recipe eas created for me

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