Thursday, June 9, 2011

Creamy Pesto Penne

Pesto is so good during the summer, but it can get a little boring on pasta.  So tonight, I added some cream cheese to leftover pesto....We ate by the pool and it was a great summer meal.

Creamy Pesto Penne
3/4 lb whole wheat or enriched penne
1/2 cup pesto
1/2 cup lowfat cream cheese
heavy cream, half and half, or milk
fresh basil

Boil the penne in salted water and drain when done.  Meanwhile, melt the cream cheese with the pesto.  Thin with whipping cream, half and half, or milk until desired consistency.   Toss drained penne with the sauce and top with fresh basil.