Cream Cheese Pasta

This cream cheddar pasta couldn’t be simpler and less expensive: you need just and a couple of essential fixings, 10 minutes of planning time and roughly $1.20 per servings.

In addition, this is a delightful bowl of entire grain spaghetti hurled in a cream cheddar sauce and showered with olive oil.

It’s a custom made pasta dish, not canned sauces or canned noodles!


Indeed. Pasta is certainly part of a solid eating routine, as long as it’s eaten with some restraint.

Furthermore, If you change to entire grain pasta you’ll get more characteristic fiber and micronutrients than white pasta.

I love entire grain pasta, and I attempt to sneak into my suppers as much fiber as possible.

Cream Cheese Pasta

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Recipe by The Clever MealCourse: PastaCuisine: Italian, VegetarianDifficulty: Easy


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Cream Cheesy Pasta is one of the worlds best comfort foods and this four cheese version is ready in under 15 minutes,


  • 1/2 lb (225 grams) pasta (spaghetti, penne, fusilli…)

  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) cream cheese*

  • 1/4 cup (30 grams) grated parmesan, plus more to serve

  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus more to serve

  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) cooking water, plus more if needed

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp chili flakes, or according to taste (optional)


  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente.
  • Right before draining, reserve a cup of starchy pasta water.
  • In meanwhile, in a large skillet warm 1 Tbsp of olive oil and gently fry the garlic (plus a good pinch of chili flakes if you like) for 2-3 minutes. Use a low flame, do not let the garlic burn.
  • Then stir the cream cheese and about 1/2 cup of starchy pasta water. Stir to combine oil, cream cheese, water and create a nice and creamy emulsion. Your pasta sauce is ready.
  • Drain and add your pasta to the skillet. Stir well to evenly coat the pasta in the sauce, add parmesan and more cooking water as needed for a smooth and creamy consistency.

  • Serve immediately with a drizzle of good olive oil or extra virgin olive oil, freshly grated parmesan, and freshly ground black pepper (if you don’t use chili flakes). Enjoy!


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