Creamy garlic angel hair pasta

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Butter or Margarine; Softened
8 ounces Cream Cheese; Softened
¼ cup Fresh parsley; Chopped
1 teaspoon Dried Basil
¼ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Pepper
8 ounces Angel Hair Pasta; (Or Thin Spaghetti)
1 Clove Garlic; Peeled and Crushed
½ cup Butter or Margarine
½ cup Parmesan Cheese; Freshly Grated
⅔ cup Water; boiling
½ cup Parmesan Cheese; Freshly Grated

Today's recipe is a simple pasta side dish that makes a perfect replacement for what would be a ho-hum serving of mashed potatoes. The flavor creamy garlic flavor complements most chicken and beef main courses and only takes about 20-minutes to prepare!

Sample this serving tonight as we continue offering you our series of Pasta Greats from The Cook an Kitchen Staff at Recipe-a-Day! In a small mixing bowl beat ½ cup soft butter or margarine and cream cheese together until well blended. Stir in parsley, basil, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Cook pasta in plenty of boiling water until al dente. Drain and return to cooking pot. Cook garlic slowly in the second ½ cup butter or margarine for about 2-minutes, while the pasta is cooking. Add to the cooked pasta and toss together with 2 forks over low heat until very hot. Remove from heat and add ½ cup parmesan cheese, then toss again. Turn mixture out onto a serving plate and keep hot.

Add boiling water to cream cheese mixture and blend well. Pour over pasta and sprinkle with the additional ½ cup parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Posted to dailyrecipe@... by The Cook & Kitchen Staff <dailyrecipe-owner@...> on Apr 20, 1998

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