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10-Minute Cream Cheese Pasta

  • Author: Myles
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x


Cream cheese is what makes this pasta recipe indulgent. Combined with garlic, salt, pepper, and chili flakes, you’d have a sumptuous lunch meal.



225 grams of spaghetti pasta

160 grams of cream cheese

30 grams of grated Parmesan cheese (add more for serving)

1 tablespoon olive oil (add more for serving)

1 garlic clove (minced)

120 ml of cooking water

1/2 teaspoon chili flakes

salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook pasta until al dente in a large pot of boiling water.
  2. Reserve a cup of the starchy water before draining.
  3. While cooking the pasta, heat olive oil in a large skillet and add the garlic. Make sure not to get it burnt.
  4. Add the cream cheese, pasta water, and Parmesan cheese. Mix well with the oil until the sauce gets creamy.
  5. Add the drained pasta to the skillet. Mix well and ensure that each piece gets coated with the sauce.
  6. Drizzle olive oil, Parmesan cheese, pepper, and chili flakes.
  7. Serve immediately.


When you cook the garlic, you can also add chili flakes.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Pasta
  • Cuisine: Italian