Penne Pasta with Basil and Red Pepper

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: 6 people
Prep Time:
Cooking Method: Stove Top


4 c penne pasta
8 oz philadelphia cream cheese
2/4 c heavy cream or milk
1 jar(s) (small) roasted red peppers, well drained and chopped
1/2 c fresh basil leaves
4 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

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Betty Graves Recipe
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Germantown, TN (pop. 38,844)
Member Since Jul 2010
Betty's notes for this recipe:
I love pasta recipes. This recipe with the cream cheese, red peppers and all the wonderful spices are so good. You can't stop at one helping you go back for more, at least my husband does every time I make this. I have been making this recipe for years and have revised it from the original recipe put out by Kraft. Optional: If you want to add chopped up chicken to this recipe it is also good.
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Cook penne pasta and drain, set aside.
Place red peppers from jar without juice, chopped, cream cheese, milk, basil and Parmesan cheese in a blender. Blend until smooth; set aside.
Drain pasta and while pasta is still hot put back on the stove and add your cheese mixture and stir until mixture is warm. You may want to put the stove on low until the mixture is combined and warm.
Add salt and pepper to taste. When you serve this sprinkle a small amount of parmesan cheese on top.

I doubled the ingredients in this recipe from the original because we always go back for more servings. It is better served warm. It also makes a lot of sauce.

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user Jan W Neeniejan - May 25, 2011
This sounds really week for supper some night! thanks!
user Karla Everett Karla59 - May 25, 2011
Sounds delicious Betty ..yummy ♥
user Jan W Neeniejan - May 25, 2011
Would go good with a nice big
user Betty Graves ILUVSPICES - May 26, 2011
You are is a meal in itself. I had it for dinner last night and my husband had 3 helpings.
user Jan W Neeniejan - May 26, 2011
lol, think he liked it? ☺ Good to see someone eat when you worked hard to prepare it...think that's the best compliment a cook can get!

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