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Cream Cheese Noodles

Cream Cheese Noodles


Cream Cheese Noodles are super creamy and rich and make the perfect side for chicken, pork, or beef. I love to serve them with this Parmesan Chicken.

You only need a few ingredients to make this yummy side dish that is sure to become a much requested recipe.

Cream Cheese Noodles make a super delicious side


I’ve used penne pasta but you could use egg noodles or any shape of pasta.

A full block of cream cheese makes Cream Cheese Noodles super creamy.

Cream Cheese Noodles


Start by sauteing some garlic in a  few tablespoons of butter. Then add the cream cheese (soften it first) and milk and stir until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and stir in a pound of cooked pasta.

Cream Cheese Noodles

Cream Cheese Noodles are so easy and so delicious! Your family will ask for them again and again.

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Cream Cheese Noodles

Cream Cheese Noodles

PREP: 15 mins
COOK: 5 mins
TOTAL: 20 mins
SERVINGS: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, cut into chunks and softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 pound pasta, cooked


  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
  • Add cream cheese and reduce heat to low. Stir until cream cheese is about half melted.
  • Add milk and continue to cook and stir until smooth.
  • Stir in salt and both peppers.
  • Remove from heat and stir in pasta.

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39 thoughts on “Cream Cheese Noodles”

  1. This is a great easy side dish! I had some extra peas and mushrooms, so I sautéed those and tossed them in. Very flexible recipe to add in leftovers or fine on its own. Just reduce the pasta a bit if you want more “cream” . Thank you, we will make this recipe again and again.

  2. Just had this for dinner, very delicious, I split it into a single serving and added a tin of tuna for body (I also used the tuna oil)

    Highly recommend c:

  3. Not a southern dish but definitely a good quick go-to. I did have to add another half cup of milk to this. Make sure everything else is cooked and ready before doing the sauce. If you cook the pasta at the same time, pasta will be ready in time. I added cooked chicken and peas to ours!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this. I was looking for cream cheese pasta and found this! I have all the ingredients in my fridge so… Yummy!

  5. Yum! Just made this. Added a little onion powder & Parmesan cheese. Really creamy no chunks or lumps.
    Very filling.

  6. It’s ok but you need 3 times as much milk and cream cheese as it says, it drys out really fast so you have to eat it immediately! Really bad reheated!! Won’t make it again

  7. This was like throw up on the side of the road disgusting. My mother in law was southern and she never made gross stuff like this. We ended up with hunts meat sauce instead. Wasted an entire pack of cream cheese. Blech.

    1. What a horrible thing to publicly say! If you didn’t care for it must move on! Based on others comments I will try it……throw up? Really….that is disgusting!

      1. Yeah that person was rude as heck. First of all a huge part of southern food and cooking comes from strife and experimentation. Clearly this person was ignorant and thinks that just because their mother in law blahblahblah’d, they know everything about soul food. There are different regions, first of all. Second of all, Hunts?! This person will buy creepy ass jarred meat sauce off a shelf but melting down cream cheese is gross? No.

      2. Mind yo business

        Breh it’s not that big of a deal. This is what the review section is for… To see how it turned out for different people. Don’t make it into such a big deal.

    2. Bruce Newton

      What a stupid thing to say. I’ve made it several times and it was very good. You probably have trouble boiling water lol

    3. Honey if you are Southern you are Southern, not was southern. We can tell by your comments you are not from the south, as children are taught manners, and you don’t have any. Your comments are rude and disgusting. A simple “we found it unappealing in looks and taste, and went to an old favorite”, instead of trying to gross everyone out with your tacky comments.

      1. Bruh they’re just saying their opinion and maybe to them it did taste gross… That’s what the review section is for – to see the different people’s opinions on the dish. So what if they said it looked like throw up, that’s not as big of a deal as you 30+ females are making it out to be. GOD.

  8. Joyce Baugher

    Tasty, fast & easy! I omitted the salt, and added a little parmesan cheese, used lemon pepper instead of regular pepper. Will definitely make again!

  9. I would like to say thank you for taking the time to add recipes for people to try. I tried it and I liked it,I also add a few things that I like to give it the taste I know my family loves.Thank you and have a wonderful evening.

  10. Anyone having issues with this cream sauce coming out too thick or chunky, add some of the pasta water. The starch molecules will help with smoothing the cream out. Just gradually add small amounts to get the consistency you prefer. You can’t add plain water and expect to get the same blending result. Something about the starchy water brings a sauce together perfectly.

    And yes, Panda, this is definitely a Southern dish. As in USA Southern. So is rice and parm. This is kinda fancy side dish for company food. Ameri-fredo! 😎

  11. Little did I know I’ve been making this for years!!! My kids always love it, although I would add mozzarella and never measured anything. It would always end up chunky and a mess!! 😣. Thank you for this recipe… we just made it tonight’s and it’s a HIT! So yummy…and kid approved!!!

  12. SummertimeWithMyAC

    Lmaoo i glanced at the recipe and nailed it. It’s like Alfredo type base. I liked it alot, took me less than 30 mins to make. I was worried about the garlic cloves but as long as you mince them well you’re good. Very nice.

  13. Samantha Hambel

    This sucked, it was chunky and wasn’t easy to cook. Me and my husband had to throw everything out.

  14. I love the flavor! Cream cheese with the roasted garlic is amazing!! I’m now going to use the sauce to try with different things!

  15. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    These noodles look so classic and easy yet perfect for a nicer dinner too! That sauce looks incredibly creamy and flavorful!!

  16. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I love how simple these noodles are, Christin! I would’ve never thought to serve noodles with cream cheese before as just a side dish. Sounds incredible and so full of flavor!

    1. Are you kidding me, first, you use penne instead of actual noodles, second, Asians don’t even use cheese or cream cheese in their cooking at all and I found this on your website which let me remind you is called ‘South Southern Kitchen’, THEN I see a recipe underneath for PARMESAN RICE like what!?

    2. Wow!!! Calm down. Just cause you disagree doesn’t mean you have to be a jerk. Do t make it then. Not the end of the world. Your obviously not a happy person.

      1. Maritza Rios

        Missy, I love your comment. So true ,so ppl if your not happy with it, just move on to another one or make up your own ideas, as for me I’m willing to do it myself and see how it turns out for my family..

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