Just Another Easy Pasta Recipe, For You
August 20, 2010 § 2 Comments
Can anyone guess the title and artist of the song I was singing when I wrote the title? Another Lara Bar is up for grabs! It’s unfortunately not quite as catchy as “If you like chana masala and getting caught in the rain…,” but it’ll have to do!
Here’s another pasta recipe from the “Primo Pasta” article in the September 2010 issue of Vegetarian Times. It’s creamy and lemony and of course easy.
I substituted whole wheat penne for the linguine and fresh spinach for the parsley. If you want to go crazy and make this a 6-ingredient dish, you may want to try adding some chopped kalamata olives or maybe even a few capers. It’s a dish that screams “serve me on the veranda with a glass of cold white wine!”
Linguine in Lemon Cream Sauce
Serves 4|30 minutes or fewer
The Italian version of this dish calls for heavy cream, which we’ve replaced with equally rich-tasting light cream cheese.
8 oz. dry linguine [or pasta of your choice]
1/2 cup light cream cheese [I used whole cream cheese]
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 lemon, juiced and 1 Tbs. zest grated
1/2 cup chopped parsley [I used spinach]
1. Cook linguine according to package directions in pot of boiling salted water.
2. Warm cream cheese, oil, and 2 Tbs. lemon juice in saucepan over low heat.
3. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Stir reserved cooking water into cream cheese mixture. Add pasta, lemon zest, and parsley; toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
Per 1-cup serving: 343 Cal; 11 G Prot; 14 G Total Fat (5 G Sat Fat); 45 G Carb; 21 MG Chol; 294 MG Sod; 2 G Fiber; 4 G Sugars.
We’re going to be busy today shopping and preparing these two recipes for my friend’s bridal shower brunch tomorrow. They sound like they’ll be amazing, and Heidi’s recipes never let me down. I’ll let you know how they are!
Maple Huckleberry Coffee Cake (I’ll be using blueberries)
Oh, I saved these recipes to Plummelo, which I think is an awesomely useful site. I don’t know if there’s another site like this out there, but if you have a hard time keeping track of all the online recipes you want to make, I really recommend Plummelo. It allows you to save your recipes, plan meals, and create your shopping lists.
Have a good weekend~