Don’t let the name of this dish fool you…this cream cheese spaghetti is still an under 400 calorie dinner that is perfect for your busy nights.
It is no secret that I love my slow cooker but I especially love it when it involves pasta. I think I could eat pasta everyday and this dish would be at the top of the list for sure. It is rich and creamy, but without a ton of guilt which makes it even better. To start with I used ground turkey, which I love to use in my pasta dishes…it gives the same texture of ground beef but with a lot less fat and calories. To make it even better I used my favorite homemade pasta sauce, which is so easy to pull together but tastes like it cooked all day, adding a richness to this dish without having to add a ton of extras. Next throw in a few more ingredients (that you probably already have on hand) and you have got yourself a perfect dinner.
The added cream cheese adds a creaminess (no pun intended) to the dish that really pulls it all together making it something everyone is sure to love…even the kids.
So when I was making this dish my brother called and asked what I was cooking for dinner…when I told him spaghetti he very craftily said something along the lines of “oh wow that sounds really good…sure wish I was having that too”… so me being the good big sister I am, after I fed The Hubby (by the way he loved it) I put together a little to go box and took it over to my brother and nephew…both of which LOVED it! Just to be safe I also made a to go box for my dad (he is a HUGE pasta lover) and ran it over to him too, and he loved it as well. Anytime I can prepare something that all the men in my family love I know it is good…and they all loved it (even the littlest one).
Bring your slow cooker into 2016 with this super delicious cream cheese spaghetti that is sure to be a hit with everyone (plus it is lightened)!
Make everyday sparkle – MJ