Monday, January 09, 2023

Creamy Herb Pasta

A quick, easy pasta dish with creamy herb sauce!

Hello and happy 2023! I'm attempting to see if I can get myself on a posting schedule. My goal is to maybe post once a week and go from there. I think I only posted 3 recipes last year, so I'm already a third of the way there :)

I know everyone is now very anti-words in recipe posts, but I'm going to throw some out there because I've been so MIA. I started my career in mid-2021 as an accountant for tv/film production companies at a local firm. After 14 years as a stay-at-home mom, it was a huge transition. I still struggle with trying to juggle everything but I'm trying to cut myself slack and really work on my time management. There are a lot of times where I forget to thaw meat that I need and I have to say, my 2022 birthday gift was an Instant Pot and holy baloney - that has been a lifesaver.

This recipe is a great recipe for chaotic nights. I really love when things can just be thrown together and it's very simple ingredients. I feel like you could switch up the vegetable if you really wanted to.

What you need:
  • 1 lb shell pasta
  • 2 1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 pkg. garlic herb cream cheese


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook per box directions. Add broccoli in the last 3 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add beef and onions. 
  3. Season with salt and pepper and cook until beef is browned and onion is translucent (crumbling beef as you go).
  4. Deglaze pan with wine and scrape up any browned bits.
  5. Drain pasta and broccoli, reserve some pasta water.
  6. Add pasta and broccoli to skillet and remove from heat.
  7. Add cheese in dollops, stir until melted. Add pasta water to loosen up, if needed.
Recipe slightly adapted from A Day in the Life on the Farm

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