Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Barilla. As always, I only partner with brands that I love and truly believe in, allowing me to create more quick and easy recipes to get us through the week without breaking the bank. All opinions expressed are my own.
The most AMAZING cream sauce that just melts in your mouth. Made LIGHTER, except you can’t even taste the difference!
So, I’m kind of in Italy.
It’s for work, I promise.
But clearly, I’m here for pleasure.
Because I’m about to attend the 6th edition of the Pasta World Championship in Milan and Parma on behalf of Barilla®!
Yes, there’s definitely a competition for pasta making.
Clearly, because, well, YOLO.
And with 20 young talent chefs from around the world, they will compete to win the title of Pasta World Champion.
Can you imagine having that coveted title?
I would have that displayed high and proud in my kitchen. On all my pans, my plates, my silverware…
As I serve myself this pasta on my Pasta World Champion engraved plate every single day for the rest of my life.
Just like the chefs competing this year, I love getting creative with pasta. It allows me to truly express myself.
And you know you can never run out of creative pasta ideas.
Take my sun-dried tomato obsession here.
With it, I just had to create the most epic cream sauce of ALL TIME.
(Hey, guys, I’m also trying to be the pasta champion here too.)
But really, I love how this pasta dish is so versatile.
It’s made lighter using 2% milk and reduced fat cream cheese, and you even have the option to use Barilla’s Whole Grain Linguine.
You won’t be able to taste the difference.
It’s just lighter on the calories.
So you’re welcome for that.
I’m not that nice but it’s also good to share this with friends and family together around the table.
Pasta really does help me feel connected to my loved ones when we share meals.
Because you know everyone will be begging for seconds and thirds, as I secretly hoard the rest for my lunch tomorrow.
We just won’t be telling that to anyone else.
Don’t forget to follow my adventures with Barilla at the Pasta World Championships all week on Instagram at @damn_delicious. You won’t want to miss it!