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Quick Cream Cheese Spaghetti

This quick and easy Cream Cheese Spaghetti is a comforting pasta dinner that the whole family will love! It's cheesy, creamy, and downright delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream cheese pasta, cream cheese pasta sauce, cream cheese sauce, creamy pasta recipes, creamy pasta sauce, pasta cream sauce
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 450kcal
Author: Katerina


  • Stove


  • 16 ounces dry spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature, cut into cubes
  • ΒΌ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • β…” cup cooking water, plus more if needed
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • cracked black pepper, red pepper flakes, and/or chopped fresh parsley, for garnish, optional


  • Cook spaghetti according to the directions on the package. Do not drain it yet.
  • In the meantime, heat olive oil in a large skillet set over medium heat.
  • Add garlic to the oil and cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant. Do not burn the garlic.
  • Increase heat to medium-high; add cream cheese to the skillet and β…” cup of the cooking pasta water.
  • Whisk the cream cheese and water until well combined.
  • Whisk in the parmesan cheese; taste for salt and pepper and adjust accordingly.
    If needed, add more water to reach desired sauce consistency.
  • Drain the spaghetti and return the spaghetti back to the cooking pot.
  • Add the cream cheese sauce to the spaghetti; stir until combined.
  • Garnish with a crack of black pepper , red pepper flakes, and/or chopped parsley.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 544IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1mg