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A few weeks ago, I was on a cream cheese craze.  I tend to use one particular ingredient over and over again at certain times.  The reason for this varies – sometimes I’m really craving that individual food item, and sometimes it’s because I have an abundance of it in my fridge or pantry because I’ve managed to hit a great grocery sale!  For this dish, cream cheese was the sale item and I had purchased three packages of it.

Spaghetti and Cream Cheese Sauce with Mushrooms and Tomatoes

A few Saturday’s ago, I needed to make something for dinner that was quick and easy.  John.e never says no to pasta, so I grabbed what I needed from the pantry to whip up dinner.  But, as luck would have it, I had nothing I needed to make a tomato sauce.  I thought of making mac and cheese instead, but that’s a longer process and I really didn’t have the time.  Since I knew I had cream cheese and pasta on hand, I decided to make a cream cheese-based pasta sauce.

Spaghetti and Cream Cheese Sauce with Mushrooms and Tomatoes

I always have vegetables on hand – the vegetarian likes to have go-to items that he can grab in a hurry, and he always likes to have zucchini or mushrooms, tomatoes and broccoli, etc., just in case he’s adventurous enough to prepare his version of a veggie frittata.  So, I stole his tomatoes and mushrooms to add some freshness and flavour to this dish.

Spaghetti and Cream Cheese Sauce with Mushrooms and Tomatoes

It was such a creamy pasta with just the right amount of saltiness from the cream cheese, and a deep woody/meaty flavour from the sautéed mushrooms.  The tomatoes added a bite of freshness and acidity – overall, this pasta dish was a winner!

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Spaghetti and Cream Cheese Sauce with Mushrooms and Tomatoes
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 450g package spaghetti noodles
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Parsley for garnish
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)
Instructions
  1. Being by sautéing the mushrooms in butter. Once browned, remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Add the olive oil and the onions to the sauté pan and cook until onions are slightly caramelized. Add the minced garlic and sauté for two more minutes.
  3. While you are preparing the onions, cook the pasta according to the package instructions; drain and set aside.
  4. Add the softened cream cheese to the onions and garlic. Using a wooden spoon, stir until the cheese is melted.
  5. Add the milk and stir until the milk and cream cheese are combined. Stir in the salt and pepper.
  6. Add the mushrooms back to the sauté pan. Add the cooked pasta as well. Toss to combine.
  7. Once the pasta is well coated and reheated (approximately 2 minutes) add the chopped tomatoes and toss once again.
  8. Serve immediately.
 

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  1. My husband and I just wanted to let yu know that this is one of our favorite dishes! Thnks for sharing. God Bless???Spaghetti in Cream Cheese Sauce with Mushrooms and Tomatoes?

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