“Souped Up” Pasta I

One of my favorite time and money savers is to “soup up” jarred pasta sauce! Nothing could be quicker or easier. Usually your time from pantry to table is 15-30 minutes! Here are two of my family’s favorite “souped up” pasta dishes. (Find the other here.)

Piccolini Rosa
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4
A hearty pasta dish with a cream sauce.
  • 1 pound Mini Penne Pasta, mini penne are also called piccolini.
  • 24 ounces Tomato Sauce, i use tomato and basil.
  • 4 ounces Cooked Chicken, cubed
  • 8 ounces Frozen Peas
  • 1 block Cream Cheese, the reduced fat kind works just fine.
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, combine remaining ingredients in a small sauce pan and heat over low heat while pasta is cooking.
  3. Combine sauce and pasta and serve. Garnish with fresh grated Parmesan cheese and a nice green salad, if desired.

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