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Creamy Lemon One-Pot Pasta | www.diethood.com | The delicious combination of lemon and cream cheese is spot-on for this easy weeknight one-pot pasta dinner.

Creamy Lemon One Pot Pasta

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WW Freestyle: 12
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
This Creamy Lemon One-Pot Pasta is made with a delicious combination of lemon and cream cheese for an easy weeknight dinner. Everyone is sure to love this creamy one pot pasta!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 373


  • 1- pound penne pasta
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 large onion , sliced
  • 1/2- cup fresh basil leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 4- ounces 1/3 Less-Fat Cream Cheese
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2- cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4- cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • chopped fresh parsley , for garnish


  • In a stockpot, combine pasta, water, vegetable broth, onions, basil leaves, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Cover, cook over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Remove cover and continue to cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until pasta is cooked and liquid is absorbed; stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cream cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, mozzarella and parmesan cheese; stir until melted and creamy.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley.
  • Serve.


Nutrition Facts
Creamy Lemon One Pot Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 532mg22%
Potassium 271mg8%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 465IU9%
Vitamin C 6.5mg8%
Calcium 148mg15%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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