Spaghetti with Cream Cheese Basil Sauce
1 pound spaghetti or fettuccini
1/4 cup margarine, softened
2 tablespoons dry basil
2 tablespoons dry parsley
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup boiling water
Cook the spaghetti in a big pot of boiling, salted water. When it is tender, drain it well, and return it to the pot.
While the spaghetti is cooking prepare the sauce.
In a large bowl use a fork or a whisk to mash together the margarine, basil, parsley and cream cheese. Mash it until it is smooth and creamy.
Add the Parmesan, olive oil, garlic, pepper and salt to taste. Continue stirring until it is creamy again.
Add the boiling water slowly, and mix until the sauce is the consistency of thick cream.
Pour the sauce over the cooked spaghetti, and toss together until it is well mixed.
Serve in large bowls with a green salad.
Serves 6 or 7.