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...

I liked this (as did my 5 year old)....I added a finely diced onion with the garlic and sauteed first then added the herbs and two diced fresh tomatoes. I also used low-fat cream cheese. I did...

This recipie was HORRIBLE... I had to add an extra POUND of butter and 2 cups of water just to try to get it to taste decent....

I really loved this recipe. At first I wasn't too sure about tomatoes and cream cheese. But all the different ingredients really work. I did use canned Italian tomatoes and added onions with the...

This was delicious and we'll definitely be making it again! We added mushrooms and onions to the mix and a spoon of pesto. A little seasoning also to give the sauce more of a flavor. 1/2 cream c...

THis pasta sounds great on paper, but it didn't translate too well to the table. The basil and oregano overpowered the dish and the cream sauce was very thick. Maybe a few alterations to the rec...

Very good and easy to make. It's important to use fresh herbs, as they really enhance the flavor. (Plus they make the kitchen smell wonderful.) I added chicken marinated in lemon juice and ga...