10-minute Cream Cheese Pasta
This recipe has a good quantity of carbohydrates, which are important for replenishing glycogen stores and allow our muscles to repair and recover.
Antioxidants from tomatoes help promote heart health. Tomatoes also have Vitamin A and C, which helps to improve immune system function. Spinach is also high in Vitamin K. Studies show that Vitamin K intake can decrease risk of fractures, as it works to maintain bone health.
To boost the protein in this meal, you could add chicken, tofu or turkey. Add in other veg too if you’d like!
- 1 Pot
- 1 Pan
- 1 Colander
- 100 g Fresh tagliatelle pasta
- 2 tbsp Low-fat cream cheese (e.g. Philadelphia)
- 1 tbsp Milk
- 100 g Bacon lardons
- 90 g Cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup Spinach
- Chop the cherry tomatoes into halves.
- Bring a pot of water to the boil for the pasta.
- Once boiling, add the pasta to the pot of water for 3-4 minutes.
- Add the bacon bits to a pan and cook over a medium to high heat for about 2 minutes, before lowering the temperature and adding in the cherry tomatoes.
- Allow these to simmer, stirring occasionally.
- When these are cooked, add the cream cheese to the pan and let it melt. Add as much milk as required to form a saucy consistency.
- When the pasta is cooked, drain the water using the colander and place the pasta back into the pot.
- Add all the ingredients from the pan, along with the spinach, to the pot of pasta and mix thoroughly.
- Serve with a sprinkle of pepper and enjoy!