This pasta dish is a combination of fettuccine Alfredo and pesto. Serve as in or mix in some chicken or seafood for a great meal.


3 cups(8 oz) rigatoni or penne pasta
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 4 teaspoons dried
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon olive oil
4 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or 2 Tablespoons dried
1/4 cup water

Cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions. Drain.
In a saucepan, cook the basil and garlic in olive oil for about 30 seconds.
Reduce the heat.
Add the cream cheese, cottage cheese, and Parmesan cheese.
Stir until fairly smooth.
Add the parsley and water.
Cook uncovered for 3 minutes.
Stir in the drained pasta.

4 main dish servings.