"We come from an Italian family where pasta is always part of our meals as an entrée or main dish. My mom always had this pasta ready so we could scoop it at anytime of the day or night. And traditions are to follow. I do the same and would like to share this easy recipe with you."
Everyday Pasta by chef Laura Arredondo
Boil a box of penne, elbow, or spiral pasta. When it’s ready, drain and keep a cup of water to put back in the pot with the pasta. While the burner is low, add 1/2 stick butter, 2 cups milk, 1 cup parmesan cheese, 1/3 stick cream cheese, and 1 cup shredded cheese. For fresh greens add green onions, parsley and if it's handy, basil.
Salt and pepper to taste, 2 T. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg and mix everything. You will have a creamy pasta full of flavor. You can also add green peas, broccoli or any vegetable you like.
"I keep it in a container and to heat, just put in in a bowl in the microwave. If I need a side dish for dinner I heat the pasta, put it in a Pyrex and cover it with some parmesan cheese and pieces of butter then right to the oven to broil and everybody loves it." chef Laura