We had this recipe from Cooking Light for dinner tonight, and it's a keeper! It was fast, easy to make (and would be even easier if I had more proficient knife skills), and definitely qualifies as a budget meal. I wonder how it would taste with yogurt substituted for part of the cream cheese.
As a side note, this was Adelaide's first experience with pasta, and she thoroughly enjoyed playing and "eating" it. We should have taken a picture!