quick, easy, spring/summer- yum. lemon & pasta are always a good combo- add some cream cheese & you've got something light with a little bit of extra rich.
Creamy Lemon Gemelli (Kraft)
4 cups uncooked gemelli pasta
2 tblsp butter
4 oz (1/2 package) Philly cream cheese (cubed)
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (divided)
1 tblsp lemon zest
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Directions: Cook the pasta according to directions on box. Drain & set aside.
Melt the butter in a large saucepan on medium heat- once melted, stir in the milk & cream cheese. Stir until the ream cheese is completely melted & the sauce is well mixed (whisk constantly) Stir in 2 tblsp parmesan.
Add the pasta & the lemon zest- stir until evenly coated. Top with the remaining parmesan & black pepper.