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Pasta Basilico: On The Side #21

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Here's a great side dish that has many of the wonderful flavors of Italy!
Ingredients
  Uncooked pasta/Noodles 12 Ounce
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Cream cheese 8 Ounce (regular or lite)
  Sliced black olives 4 Ounce
  Minced garlic cloves 1
  Chopped fresh basil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt & pepper To Taste
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon (regular or flavored)
Directions

MAKING:
1. In a sauce pan or a large vessel cook the pasta according to package and drain well.
2. In a large bowl, toss the hot pasta in with the butter; then mix in the cream cheese. Season with salt & pepper.
3. Toss in the olives, garlic and basil into the pasta. Taste again for seasoning, adding salt and pepper to taste along with olive oil.
4. Place pasta into a baking dish. Cover with a lid or foil.
5. Bake at 325 ̊F for 20-30 minutes, until heated through.

SERVING:
6. Serve hot and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Restriction: 
High Protein, Low Sugar
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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