Creamy Tomato Basil Spaghetti

Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy Friday! It's finally the end of the work week and the beginning of another great weekend. This week was super busy for us, since we are working on our bathroom renovation. It has been a slow-going project since the house is old, the plumbing is old, and things needed to be updated to standards. And therefore I haven't had the time to really cook or bake. We ate out a couple times, ate left-overs from the weekend, and made a frozen pizza one night. Needless to say, this recipe was from the weekend. It is a yummy and filling recipe that uses the new "Philadelphia Cooking Creme". I substituted regular pasta sauce with this cooking creme, and added a bit more mozzarella cheese to make it cheesier (I love cheese!). Have a great weekend! Be sure to come back next week to see the bathroom reveal!


Creamy Tomato Basil Spaghetti
Prep time: 15 mins        Cook Time: 25 min           Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium onion, finely diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1 tub Philadelphia Cooking Creme, Tomato and Basil flavour
- Mozzarella cheese, grated
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 chicken breast, cooked and cubed (optional)
- 1 tsp basil

Directions
1. Cook pasta according to package directions in a large saucepan. Drain once cooked. Leave pasta in saucepan.
2. Heat oil in medium skillet. Add onions and garlic and saute to allow flavours to mix together, about 3 minutes. Add cooking creme and stir, allowing the creme to melt into a smooth sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
3. Add sauce mixture to pasta. Stir until well combined. Add chicken and tomato. Garnish with mozzarella and basil. Serve immediately.

Variations:
Use bacon instead of chicken.
Add mushrooms and/or broccoli for more flavour.



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