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Creamy One Pot Pasta in DCB


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Staff member
Apr 14, 2004
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5 large garlic cloves, peeled and sliced thin
1 jar (7-8oz) sun-dried tomatoes in oil, undrained, julienne sliced
1/2 pint sliced mushrooms
1 diced zucchini
1 carrot, matchstick cut
1 can drained artichoke hearts, quartered
32 oz container of chicken broth
1 lb uncooked penne pasta
2 tbsp Sweet Basil Rub (Pampered Chef)
4 oz regular or reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh Baby Spinach
Grated fresh Parmesan cheese

1. Thinly slice all garlic. (I use my TPC Garlic Slicer as it slices super thin) Place garlic and 2-3 tbsp oil from sun-dried tomatoes into DCB. Place DCB in microwave and cover/cook garlic for 1 minute.

2. Meanwhile, prep all veggies.

3. Remove garlic from microwave; add pasta, broth and veggies. I added whole jar of sundries tomatoes undrained. Add Rub. Return to microwave and cook on high for 6 minutes. Take out and stir. cover and micro on high 4 min and stir x 2 to keep from boilover and make sure pasta is cooked to liking. Add up to 1 cup water if needed.

4. Cut cream cheese into 6 cubes. Stir until cream cheese is melted and fully incorporated. Add 1/2 bag baby spinach or more if desired and stir in till spinach wilts.

5. Serve immediately. If desired, grate 1 cup fresh Parmesan and place on top...let melt a bit before serving.


Senior Member
Gold Member
Jun 1, 2007
I can't wait to try this recipe--sounds tasty!

Shari in TX

Gold Member
Aug 7, 2010
My daughter made this for dinner a couple night ago and had some suggestions. She said by putting the veggies in at the same time as the pasta, the pasta took a lot longer to cook. She said she just kept stirring and putting it back in over and over. So, she would recommend putting the veggies in after the past is partially cooked. Maybe put it in for the first amount of time, stir, put the veggie in, but on top so they steam more and the pasta continues cooking in the broth. Then stir again at the end of the second amount of time and keep cooking til everything is done.

She said it made a ton of food. We didn't have any spinach, but we'll put that in next time when we try the new cooking method. Everyone seemed to like the flavor.

Shari in TX