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Creamy One Pot Pasta

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Course All Recipes, Dinner, Lunch, Sides
Cuisine All, Italian, Vegetarian
Servings 10
Calories 246 kcal


  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 7oz Jar sun-dried tomatoes in oil undrained
  • 3 14.5 oz cans vegetable broth (about 5 1/4 cups)
  • 1 lb Penne pasta uncooked
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 medium carrots peeled
  • 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • grated parmesan cheese optional


  • Place garlic and 1 tbsp oil from sun-dried tomatoes into an 8 quart stockpot; cook over medium heat 2-3 minutes or until garlic is golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; add broth. Return Stockpot to burner; increase heat to high. Cover and bring to a boil. Add pasta; cover and simmer vigorously 8-9 minutes or until pasta is almost cooked but still firm, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, cut broccoli into small florets. Cut carrots in half lengthwise; thinly slice crosswise on a bias. Drain tomatoes; pat dry and slice into thin strips.
  • Cut cream cheese into cubes. Add vegetables, cream cheese, black pepper and salt to pasta; stir until cream cheese is melted and fully incorporated. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook an additional 2-4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. If desired, top with Parmesan cheese and basil. (If desired, 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes can be substituted for the sun-dried tomatoes.)


To change up the flavor of this recipe, try some of the following variations!
  • Use a variety of different vegetables
  • Add in fresh herbs such as tarragon, rosemary, or cilantro
  • Try adding different seasonings such as curry, southwestern or cumin
Note: For a heartier version of this recipe, add grilled turkey, Italian sausage or sliced grilled chicken breasts to pasta.


Calories: 246kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 9gFat: 6gSodium: 654mgFiber: 3g
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