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Easy Cream Cheese Pasta Sauce

This simple cream cheese pasta sauce recipe can be used on top of any kind of noodle. It only takes 15 minutes to whip up!
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 15 minutes
Fat 29
Carbs 48
Protein 16
Yield 4

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. dried pasta of any kind
  • ½ cup starchy pasta water
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup asiago cheese shredded
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions

  • Boil a large pot of salted water and cook noodles according to package directions. Before straining, reserve ½ cup of pasta and set cooked noodles aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil. 
  • When the olive oil is fragrant, add minced garlic and saute until it becomes translucent (about 2-3 minutes).
  • Next add cream cheese and milk, stirring until cream cheese is melted and the two are combined. 
  • Add in shredded asiago cheese, salt, and nutmeg, stir until melted.
  • Add starchy pasta water by the tablespoon, if desired, to thin out the sauce. You may or may not need to use any depending on how thick you like your sauce. 
  • Pour sauce over cooked noodles and toss. Toss and enjoy.

Tips & Notes

  • If the sauce is too thick, more milk can be added to thin out the sauce before adding noodles. Reserved cooking water could also be used.

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Nutrition Facts

Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 29g | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 5g