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5 from 5 votes

Cream Cheese Pasta

Easy to make, delicious cream cheese pasta.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta
Servings: 6
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz package fettuccini or spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup pasta water (extra 1/4 cup for thinner sauce)
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Optional

  • 1/4 cup bacon bits
  • 1/8 cup chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Boil pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta but reserve 3/4 cup pasta water once finished cooking.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in garlic powder. Add in 1/2 cup pasta water, cream cheese and Parmesan cheese. Whisk until cream cheese has melted.
  • ***If you would like the sauce thinned out, add in extra 1/4 cup pasta water.
  • Season with salt and pepper and toss sauce with cooked pasta.
  • Serve warm. Optional top with crumbled bacon and parsley.

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Nutrition

Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 457mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1mg