This creamy, saucy and scrumptious pasta only needs 15 minutes and 3 ingredients to make! Serve it with salad and a glass of red wine, and dinner is done!
When you think of comfort, what comes to mind?
To me, it’s a tall swirl of saucy, scrumptious pasta piled on a plate and sprinkled with Parmesan. A little basil to brighten up the color and flavor doesn’t hurt, either. Even better if I have a glass of red wine and someone to share it with! The pasta, that is. Not the wine. Don’t touch my vino, yo.
Pasta is a comfort food in many homes, and served alongside a big salad, it can be a healthy meal, too. As delightful this mounding plate of pasta is, it’s not how I truly eat. I balance my comfort food cravings with a side of greens and smaller portions of the good stuff. Emphasis being on “try.” Heh.
After all, good habits leave you more good leftovers!
Everyone loves a pasta sauce from scratch (and here’s my best recipe), but they probably also love a quick and easy weeknight meal. Around here, that’s definitely the case. Though I used to love spending hours cooking from scratch, the Monday-thru-Friday reality is that it’s just not realistic! Enter: my scrumptious, speedy solution for comfort food in a flash.
Just 3 ingredients and 10 minutes are all you need for this delicious pasta dinner. Choose your favorite pasta sauce (store bought or homemade), and simmer it with some light cream cheese. Boil your pasta and toss it all together – bada bing, bada boom. Dinner is served.
This pasta is perfect for school nights, weekend nights, or any night! Feel free to add whatever seasonings and additions you like, though. I love to serve this with fresh basil and lemon wedges – really amps up the tomato flavor!
3-Ingredient Creamy Tomato Angel Hair Pasta
- 9 oz. refrigerated angel hair pasta
- 1 1/2 cups pasta sauce
- 3 oz. light cream cheese, softened
For serving, optional:
- 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
- Fresh basil
- Lemon wedges
- Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Add angel hair and cook according to package instructions, usually 1-2 minutes.
- Meanwhile, add pasta sauce to a separate smaller pot. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer, covered. Stir in cream cheese until smooth.
- Once pasta is cooked, toss with sauce. Scoop servings onto individual plates. If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan and basil, and serve with lemon wedges (lemon really amps up the tomato flavor.)
Pasta is definitely my number one comfort food and I’m always looking for new sauces to make it with. I love how quick and easy this recipe is and I can’t believe I had never thought about this myself! It’ll definitely become a weekly staple around here.
Such a pretty, simple pasta! Loving this!
Pasta is definitely my ultimate comfort food and this looks like perfection. I love the color!
I lovelovelove simple pasta dishes like this! My mom sometimes stirs in sour cream into tomato sauces to make it creamy – cream cheese is a great idea too!
simple pasta meals are absolutely the best. this looks wonderful!
Love the idea of stirring cream cheese into the pasta sauce to make it creamy!
Absolutely pasta is my go-to comfort food! Especially when it’s only three ingredients! Yesah-please!
I’m all for fast and easy…for sure, and nothing beats a simple tomato cream sauce. Love this, Georgia!
ohhhhhhhhhhh yes! I love that big, beautiful plate ‘o’ pasta-y goodness!!!
When I think of comfort, this is the kind of thing I think of too – just love simple pasta dishes!
What a great idea, I would have never thought to add cream cheese.
This looks amazing! Totally my kind of simple dinner!
Purrrrrfect. The pasta became so well coated with the sauce. Well done.
Absolutely perfect comfort food – along with the wine, of course :)
I so love Pasta. So when I saw this post I know this is delicious. My wife also has her own version of Creamy tomato angel hair pasta. But I will let her try your best recipe. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
It is simple, looks beautiful and delicious!
Made this last night for dinner. YUM. Having leftovers now for lunch. Thanks for your awesome website!