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A bowl of creamy tomato pasta with basil on top.

Creamy Tomato One Pot Pasta

  • Author: Diethood
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings (1-1/4 cups per serving) 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian


Reduced fat cream cheese makes this one pot dish extra luxurious without the guilt!


  • 12-ounces whole grain fettuccine or linguine
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • ½-cup fresh basil leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 3-ounces ? Less-Fat Cream Cheese
  • 11/2 cups tomato/pasta sauce
  • ¼-cup grated parmesan cheese, or to taste


  1. In a stockpot, combine pasta, water, vegetable broth, onions, basil leaves, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Cover, cook over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove cover and continue to cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until pasta is cooked and almost all liquid is absorbed; stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in cream cheese and tomato sauce; mix until combined.
  5. Stir in grated parmesan cheese; taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  6. Serve immediately.


Recipe by Diethood


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 266
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 690.7 mg
  • Fat: 4.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.2 g
  • Fiber: 7.5 g
  • Protein: 11 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.1 mg

Keywords: eating light, pasta, one pot meal, skillet meal

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