Craving a creamy pasta? Then, whip up out recipe for Creamy Herb and Garlic Rotini with Toasted Walnuts. Very easy to make and oh so delicious.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
3 cups rotini pasta, uncooked
3/4 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup PHILADELPHIA Garlic & Herb Cream Cheese Spread
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup chopped PLANTERS Walnuts, toasted
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
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Let's Make It
Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Drain in colander; set aside.
Bring chicken to boil in same saucepan on medium-high heat. Add cream cheese spread; cook on medium-low heat 4 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is slightly thickened, stirring frequently. Stir in Parmesan. Add pasta; stir until evenly coated with sauce.
Sprinkle with nuts and parsley.
Serve with a colorful salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Dressing.
How to Toast Nuts
Toasting nuts adds crunch and intensifies their flavor. MICROWAVE METHOD: Place up to 1 cup of nuts in a shallow microwaveable dish. Microwave on HIGH until fragrant and crisp, stirring every 30 sec. STOVETOP METHOD: Place nuts in ungreased skillet. Cook on medium heat until golden brown, stirring frequently. OVEN METHOD: Spread nuts in single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 8 to 10 min. or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 37g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.