Creamy Basil & Tomato Pasta

Total Time
30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Haven't tried this yet, but it sure sounds good to me! Recipe courtesy of Kraft Foods and Family magazine. NOTE: Prep time does not include marinading time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Toss tomatoes with cream cheese cubes, fresh basil and dressing. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Place in large bowl.
  3. Add tomato mixture and pine nuts while pasta is still warm. Toss lightly.
Most Helpful

MY OH MY too! This was fabulous even with the fat lowered as I made it tonight. The combination of flavors here was great. Loved the tanginess of the sun dried tomato dressing. I used an 8 ounce tub of soft light cream cheese, light Newman's Own sun dried tomato Italian dressing, (only thing we could find here). I bought "tomatoes-on-the-vine because we don't get nice tomatoes here until August. I ended up using half fresh because they weren't ripe enough and subbed half canned-with-jalapenos, YUMMY! This recip is a definite keeper! Thanks Stacky

Chef PotPie June 30, 2008

My! Oh My! Oh My! This was easy and got RAVE reviews from all around the table. I didn't have the salad dressing so used 3 Tbsp of sundried tomatoes with garlic and herbs, finely diced. Instead of fresh basil, I used my "basil in a tube" from the produce department - about 4 Tbsp. We also added about 1/2 lb. of cooked shrimp just before tossing with the tomato/cream cheese mixture. We loved it and will definitely make it again. Thanks for a keeper! Reviewed for ZWT4.

luvinlif2k June 05, 2008