Pasta with butter and cheese
This is one that I had a lot growing up. Quick, easy and tasty.
- 1 lb orzo (or any pasta you have on hand)
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter
Cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve some pasta water. Pour the pasta into a mixing bowl, along with some pasta water. Add the grated Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, and butter. Allow the hot pasta to melt all the ingredients. Mix well, salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
Optional serving suggestion:
Add in 1 cup cooked peas to make the dish heartier.