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Friday, November 5, 2010

Almost Alfredo

I can barely type this because I'm still in a food coma from this meal.

It is not just good. It's not just really good. It is RIDICULOUS. I am in such a happy place right now.

And best of all, it's crazy simple. This has shot to the top of I-am-starving-and-need-to-make-something-fast list.

Thank you Vegetarian Times. Find the full details there.

ingredient list

serves 4

  • 8 oz. dry linguine (I used Trader Joe's Rice Noodles)
  • 1/2 cup light cream cheese
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced and 1 Tbs. zest grated
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley (or fresh basil)


1. Cook linguine according to package directions in pot of boiling salted water.

2. Warm cream cheese, oil, and 2 Tbs. lemon juice in saucepan over low heat. (Do not let it get too hot)

3. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Stir reserved cooking water into cream cheese mixture. Add pasta, lemon zest, and parsley; toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.


  1. Hey Kel-- just made this tonight! so so good!

  2. I love hearing that. Almost Alfredo in Guatemala... awesome. It's my easiest go-to quick meal. Can't go wrong. Miss you!