Don't let the title of today's recipe fool you into thinking it's loaded with fat and calories.  Even though it contains a light cream sauce, this pasta dish is approximately 400 calories and 16 grams of fat per serving, which is not bad for a cream based pasta. 

Fortunately, it tastes just as good as when you treat yourself to a creamy (and fatty) restaurant pasta.  However, in this case you don't have to take home a doggy bag filled with guilt.

Creamy Garlic and Tomato Pasta
Total Time: 25 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

What you'll need

2 cups pasta of your choice, uncooked
7 ounces diced tomatoes, drained
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup chicken stock 
1 cup frozen peas
1 tablespoon butter

1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
2. In a medium skillet, melt better and sauté garlic over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes. 
3. Add diced tomatoes, cream and chicken stock.  Mix well.  Let simmer for an additional 2 minutes. 

4. Stir in cooked noodles. 
5. Add frozen peas.  Simmer for 5 minutes. 
6. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
7. If desired, top with shredded parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy!

11/11/2011 09:00

LOVE your page! your recipe's are all right up my alley and i just recently moved in with my boyfriend so being able to cook for two instead of having leftovers for the week is amazing!

Kathy V
11/11/2011 09:47

I'm sooo glad I found your blog. I live on my own so I rather have a some but not a lot of leftovers after cooking.

11/11/2011 11:05

Jennifer and Kathy I too am so glad you both found my site!! Cutting out or cutting down on leftovers really makes such a difference. I love opening my fridge at the end of the week and not seeing a single tupperware of food. It makes me feel a lot less guilty when it comes time to enjoy a meal out. Thanks for reaching out to me. I hope you continue to enjoy the site!


This looks so easy and so delicious. Sometimes those are the best!

11/14/2011 15:59

Thanks Claire. I completely agree. Easy to make dishes are the best!!


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