Best cream cheese pasta {20 minutes!}

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Cream cheese pasta made with a simple white sauce is a quick và easy way lớn get dinner on the table in less than trăng tròn minutes. Kids will love this tasty cream cheese pasta sauce!

Cream Cheese Pasta

This cream cheese pasta is so quick & easy to make. It has the delicious creaminess from the cream cheese & the tiniest bit of heat from the red pepper flakes that makes your mouth water. When that’s combined with the little salty bacon slices, it’s a perfect combination of all the right flavors.

This is a recipe that will definitely get you thumbs up all around the dinner table! Try serving this Italian-inspired dish with a side salad & some garlic bread.

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What Can I Use Cream Cheese For?

Cream cheese is such a versatile ingredient! Some of my favorite cream cheese recipes are:

Can You Melt Philadelphia Cream Cheese?

Yes, it is definitely OK lớn cook or melt cream cheese. When you’re thinking about cooked cream cheese recipe, the most popular one that springs to lớn mind is cheesecake, but there’s so many other ways you can use heated cream cheese. My favorite way lớn use it is in easy creamy pasta sauces, lượt thích this one.

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Cream Cheese Pasta Sauce

I love this recipe, & I’m so excited lớn show you how lớn make pasta sauce with cream cheese. There is a really important trick, and that’s to mix in a bit of the starchy pasta water.

Be sure that you’re using salted pasta water, because you want the starchy water to showroom flavor, texture, and toàn thân to the sauce. This is the magic ingredient that stops cream cheese pasta from drying out và it’s a really important step.


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What Is The Best Cheese to lớn Use For Pasta?

That depends on the texture và flavor you’re trying khổng lồ achieve.

Finally, if you’re trying to make a sauce creamy without using cream, then cream cheese is the best option.

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Ingredients

I love that this quick and easy pasta recipe has such a short ingredient list. All you’ll need is bacon, spaghetti, butter, garlic, crushed pepper flakes, chicken broth, cream cheese, parmesan, pepper, salt, và fresh parsley.

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Which Pasta Should I Use?

My favorite pasta khổng lồ use for this recipe is spaghetti. It kind of reminds me of an easier & more affordable version of fettuccine Alfredo. I prefer long noodles with this sauce, so angel hair & linguine would both make great options, too. If you want khổng lồ use a short pasta, I’d recommend penne, elbow macaroni, or bow tie (farfalle).

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How lớn Make This Simple Creamy Pasta

Start by sauteing the diced bacon until it’s crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan, wipe it out, & saute the garlic and red pepper flakes in butter until it’s aromatic. địa chỉ cửa hàng in the chicken broth và bring it to a simmer.

Stir in the cream cheese until it’s melted, then phối in the parmesan, most of the bacon, và the đen pepper. Set in some of the starchy pasta water, then toss all of that with cooked pasta. Serve and garnish with the remaining bacon và the fresh parsley. See the recipe card below for the full instructions, including ingredient amounts, cooking times, and helpful tips, etc.

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Optional Adaptations

The three areas you can play with khổng lồ adjust the flavor are: Meat, Vegetables, và Herbs. Here are some great options in each of those categories:

Meat: Crumbled Sausage, Chicken, Shrimp, Ham, Salmon, or Tuna.Vegetables: Broccoli, Cherry Tomatoes, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Peas, Spinach, or Asparagus.Herbs and Aromatics: Chives, Thyme, Garlic, Capers, or Italian Seasoning.

To make this sauce vegetarian, you’ll need to lớn substitute the chicken broth with vegetable broth. You’ll also need khổng lồ omit the bacon.

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Cream Cheese Pasta Recipes

If you lượt thích this easy creamy pasta recipe, be sure to check out our entire pasta recipe section! Some reader favorite pastas made with cream cheese are: