It’s winter and I think everyone craves comfort food. I came home from a long day at work and a tough workout at Barre Bee Fit and wanted a big bowl of pasta!
how on earth did I think of that?
Well…I only allow myself to eat 1/2 cup of pasta per serving. I knew that wouldn’t be enough to fill me up so I added broccoli… something vibrant and green to give me some nutrients while I stuff my face.
And the colors remind me of spring
- 1/2 cup whole wheat penne pasta (or whatever pasta you like)
- A ton of frozen broccoli florets- idk how much I used, but I added a lot
- 1 wedge of laughing cow light swiss cheese
- 1 tbsp of fat free sour cream
- 2 tsp of grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp of salt
- dash of pepper
Directions:In a large sauce pan boil some water w/ 1 tsp of salt. When the water gets to a boil add the pasta and let cook for about 8 minutes or until half way cooked though. Add the broccoli to the same water as the pasta. Once the pasta and brocoli are tender, rinse and put in a shallow bowl. Add the laughing cow cheese and sour cream to the hot pasta & broccoli. Stir well until the cheese melts. Add the parmesan cheese and pepper.
TIP: Prepare the cheese wedge and sour cream ahead of time by combining them together to make a creamy sauce. This will make the whole mixing process easier.
I can’t take credit for ALL of this recipe… I got the creamy sauce idea from Hungry Girl’s Lisa Lillian.
I know it sounds absolutely disgusting but you should really try it. The sauce tastes like a REAL alfredo sauce and it’s delish. NO JOKE! It’s cheesy, creamy, and super easy, I can’t wait to make this recipe again!