Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Creamy Rigatoni

I have had this recipe starred in my google reader for awhile now. I had some veggie cream cheese to use up and thought this would be a great recipe to use it with. I actually left out the chicken because we didn't have any and I am trying to clean out the fridge/freezer/cabinets prior to the move.

I thought this would taste similar to another recipe I have previously made with a cream cheese sauce... However it was really tastier! The original calls for cream cheese, but I used veggie cream cheese and I think that added a really nice taste to the sauce. Overall, a success.


8 ounces rigatoni pasta
3-4 Chicken cutlets -cubed (omitted)
Fresh cracked pepper- to taste
Garlic salt - to taste
Parmesan cheese-for sauce and to garnish

Cream Sauce:

2 ounces veggie cream cheese-at room temperature
2 tablespoons butter
1/4-1/2 cup milk
Fresh cracked pepper-to taste

Cook pasta. Set aside.

In a sauce pan, melt the cream cheese and butter over medium-low heat. Add milk once melted. Add parmesan cheese, pepper, garlic salt. Stir constantly for about 2-3 minutes until it thickens. Toss in pasta, coat well.

Serve with parmesan cheese and fresh cracked pepper.


  1. steph, u are superwoman. how do u teach full time, cook full time, and buy a house/pack up your old one/move into the new one all at once?! u motivate me :)

  2. This looks perfectly creamy! Yum!

  3. This looks delicious. Pasta with creamy sauce is my favorite.

  4. I love the idea of veggie cream cheese. sometimes great things happen as a result of accidents (or in this cause what you had on hand!)

  5. This creamy sauce is a winner. I loved it.

  6. I made this tonight (just BU'd it)... this was so yummy! I ended up buying veggie cream cheese and using that... yum! Great idea :)

  7. That is so my next meal, looks great!

  8. This recipe totally saved dinner for my husband and I last week. I had some veggie cream cheese that was just kind of hanging out in our fridge... and we used penne instead of rigatoni. This recipe was easy and free (since we already had all of the ingredients) AND it was delicious. Thank you :)