My delicious Southern Cream Cheese Noodles are a hit anytime I make them.
Did you know that cream cheese can make just about any dish taste delicious? One of my husband’s favorite noodle dishes is so simple and easy to make. All it takes is a block of cream cheese and egg noodles.
My mother-in-law got me turned on to these when I was dating Stephen. She invited me over for dinner one night and made these egg noodles and then just melted a block of cream cheese on them.
How to Make These Creamy Noodles
I swear you would have thought that I had just died and gone to heaven.
The creaminess of the cheese against the starch in the pasta is unbelievably OUT of this world. If you are up to making your own noodles, you can create egg noodles using the extruded pasta dough recipe here. Make your own pasta shapes with this extruder.
Of course, over the years as my kids have grown up eating these noodles, they are always requested. I make them on a weekly basis — and my son can eat an entire batch just by himself.
He nicknamed them “butter noodles” when he was little, and they have just stuck with that name in our family for as long as I can remember.
Here is my recipe. It is super simple and only requires 2 ingredients. It goes great as a side next to my Poppyseed Chicken Casserole.
I have tried making a healthier version of this, but the lower-fat cream cheese just breaks up and does not taste as good, so make sure to use regular full-fat cream cheese.
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- 1 bag of wide egg noodles
- 1 8 ounce block of cream cheese
- Cook noodles according to package directions. When done drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta liquid.
- Cut up block of cream cheese and drop into the pot with the noodles. Toss until all melted. If sauce is too thick, use the reserved pasta water to thin it out some.
- Serve along side your favorite meat.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g