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Gluten-Free Cream Cheese Pasta Bake

Forget about the feta, cream cheese is the star of this easy oven-baked pasta dish! Not only does this make for an easy weeknight dinner, but it also makes one of the creamiest pasta sauces with a kick of fresh lemon to make it extra flavorful.

This is a great dish to make after a day of work. Throw your ingredients into a casserole dish, bake, cook your favorite pasta, and voilà! Literally, any gluten-free pasta will do the trick in this dish.

Cream cheese pasta bake

I was gifted a pack of Spero sunflower cream cheeses and they did not disappoint. They’re the perfect mix-in for pastas. I used the herb cream cheese in my Cream Cheese Pasta Bake, but original will work too. Spero cream cheeses are completely plant-based and made from sunflower seeds.


Cream cheese pasta bake

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cream Cheese Pasta Bake

This cream cheese pasta bake is made with your favorite gluten-free pasta, and revamped with dairy-free cream cheese to make it the creamiest pasta dish ever. The tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and fresh lemon juice seal the deal and make this dish extra falvorufl.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 47 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz dairy-free cream cheese
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 8 oz bella mushrooms chopped
  • ½ medium white onion minced
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon zest
  • 1 box favorite gluten-free spaghetti noodles

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Pour cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions into a 9×13 inch casserole dish. Add olive oil, white wine, and lemon juice into the casserole dish and toss until the tomatoes are coated. 
  • Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper and toss again. 
  • Next, place your cream cheese into the middle of the casserole dish and bake the dish for 40 minutes. 
  • While the cream cheese dish bakes, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add pasta. Cook the pasta according to box instructions. 
  • Strain pasta and set aside.
  • Remove the cream cheese dish from the oven and use a fork or spoon to smash the cream cheese. Smash the tomatoes, making sure they have burst, and then stir the cream cheese, tomatoes, and mushrooms together until it forms a creamy pasta sauce.
  • Add the lemon zest and herbs to the casserole dish.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the casserole dish and toss until the pasta is coated in the sauce. 
  • Serve immediately with fresh cracked black pepper and lemon zest.
Keyword Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Pasta
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