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Baked Cream Cheese Pasta – My Fussy Eater

A simple but delicious mid week family meal. Cream cheese baked in the oven with tomatoes and vegetables and mixed with pasta. Quick, easy and great for kids!

Baked cream cheese pasta served in a bowl alongside a side serving of mixed salad.

It’s back-to-school month which means we’re all searching for quick, easy and delicious family meals to whip up during the week.

This Baked Cream Cheese Pasta ticks all those boxes. The cream cheese and vegetables get baked in the oven while the pasta cooks on the hob, meaning you can get on with other things around the house and not be stuck in the kitchen.

the pasta bake in a rectangular ovenproof dish

The ingredients are simple and budget friendly too:

  • Pasta
  • Frozen Veggies
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Garlic & Herb Cream Cheese
  • Seasoning
  • Vegetable Stock
All the ingredients measured out for the cream cheese pasta.

The first step is to add the frozen veggies and cherry tomatoes to an oven dish.

the frozen veggies and cherry tomatoes in an ovenproof dish

Place the cream cheese in the middle and sprinkle on the seasoning. Pour in the stock over the veggies.

Then bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

the cream cheese on top of the ingredients in the oven proof dish

Whilst that is baking, cook the pasta on the hob.

pasta being poured into boiling water to cook

Then mash the cream cheese with a fork and mix it with the veggies and stock to create a delicious creamy sauce.

the cream cheese being mashed with a fork in the oven dish

Mix in the pasta and then it’s ready to serve.

the cooked pasta being added to the ingredients in the oven proof dish

This recipe is great for kids who don’t like a lot of sauce on their pasta. The sauce is light and not overwhelming for fussy eaters.

You could also remove the veggies and serve them on the side if your children prefer it that way.

a small serving for kids of the baked cream cheese pasta on a white plate with some chopped raw vegetables on the side

If you liked this recipe you may also enjoy my Creamy Basil Spaghetti

Creamy Basil Pesto Spaghetti.

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Baked Cream Cheese Pasta


Description

A simple but delicious mid week family meal. Cream cheese baked in the oven with tomatoes and vegetables and mixed with pasta. Quick, easy and great for kids!


Ingredients

  • 200g mixed frozen vegetables
  • 200g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 165g garlic & herb cream cheese
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • 350g pasta

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200c fan.
  2. Add the frozen vegetables and cherry tomatoes to an oven dish.
  3. Add the cream cheese on top in the centre.
  4. Sprinkle the oregano, garlic powder, smoked paprika and a little salt and pepper over the cream cheese and veggies.
  5. Pour the stock on top of the veggies and place the dish in the oven for 20 minutes.
  6. In the meantime cook the pasta in a saucepan on the hob according to the package instructions.
  7. After 20 minutes, remove the dish from the oven and mash the cream cheese with a fork. Mix it with the vegetables and stock to make a creamy sauce.
  8. Drain the pasta and add it to the dish and mix well.
  9. Serve immediately.

Notes

This recipe is best served immediately after cooking but it will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 days. Reheat on the hob but you will have to add a splash of milk and maybe some extra cream cheese as the pasta will dry out quite a bit.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 410 calories
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Sodium: 0.85g
  • Fat: 6.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 70.8
  • Fiber: 5.9g
  • Protein: 16.3g
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