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green onion pasta sauce with cream cheese
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Green Onion Pasta (Cream Cheese Pasta Sauce)

Green onion pasta with a creamy yet light cream cheese sauce with lots of vegetables. A quick-to-make, healthy, and super satisfying dish!
Course Pasta and Rice
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 506kcal
Author Adina

Ingredients

  • 1 lb spaghetti whole wheat or regular
  • 2 medium red bell peppers
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dry Italian herbs
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup low-fat milk 1,5 % fat
  • 4 tablespoons low-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • fine sea salt and pepper
  • some pure chili powder to taste

Instructions

  • Cook pasta: Place a large pot of water on the hob and let it come to a boil. When the water starts to boil, add salt generously and cook the spaghetti according to the package's instructions.
  • Chop: In the meantime, chop the bell peppers into small cubes and cut the green onions into thin rings.
  • Saute: Heat the oil in a large cast-iron or nonstick pan and cook the peppers and the green onions for about 5 minutes until they soften.
  • Chop: In the meantime, remove the seeds of the tomatoes and chop them into small cubes. Grate the garlic cloves.
  • Whisk: Mix the milk, cream cheese, vegetable broth, and tomato paste in a bowl and whisk carefully until smooth. Set aside.
  • Caramelize: Add the sugar to the pan with the vegetables and let caramelize slightly for about 1 minute.
  • Combine: Add the tomatoes, garlic, and cream cheese sauce to the vegetables in the pan. Add salt and pepper to taste and chili powder if you wish to have a hotter dish.
  • Cook: Let cook gently until the vegetables are soft and the sauce thickens.
  • Serve over spaghetti with some green salad on the side.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of the dish | Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 347mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g