Creamy Penne Pasta

Creamy Penne Pasta


"This pasta recipe is so easy and so good! Wonderful made with crab, shrimp or chicken. You can also use fat free cream cheese if you're watching calories. Serve with grated Parmesan."


25 m servings 668 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 668 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 29.1 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 85.2g
  • 27%
  • Protein:
  • 19.7 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 175 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat olive oil. Stir in garlic, basil, oregano, parsley, tomato, salt and pepper, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in cream cheese until melted. (Add meat, if desired, at this time.) Heat through, toss with cooked pasta and serve.
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  1. 80 Ratings


I did not have high expectations for this dish...I was just looking for a fast and easy recipe. This was awesome!! However, I made many alterations to the dish due to time contraints. First, I...

This was a great start to a wonderful dinner. I changed a few things because it had quite a few bad reviews. I added 1 8oz package of mushrooms, 1 red pepper sliced,fresh green beans, 1 cup of m...

Amazing! I am now inspired to grow my own herbs for cooking. The fresh basil, oregano and parsley are neccessary for this recipe to work. I was a little scared after reading some of the review...