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.
Servings: 6 servings
- 16 ounces dry spaghetti
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature, cut into cubes
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- ⅔ 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 ⅔ 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