This 20-minute gemelli is all creamy, cheesy, lemony deliciousness. What more can you ask of a quick weeknight pasta dish?
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
4 cups gemelli pasta, uncooked
2 Tbsp. butter
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1 Tbsp. lemon zest
1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
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Let's Make It
Cook pasta as directed on package; drain.
Meanwhile, melt butter in large saucepan on medium heat. Add cream cheese and milk; stir 2 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is well blended, stirring constantly with whisk. Stir in 2 Tbsp. Parmesan.
Add pasta to sauce with zest; stir until evenly coated. Top with pepper and remaining Parmesan.
Serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Dressing, such as Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Prepare using your favorite small shaped pasta, such as rotini.
Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and additional lemon zest just before serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 59g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
6 servings, about 1 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.