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Southern Cream Cheese Noodles

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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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Yield: 6 serving

Cream Cheese Noodles

Cream Cheese Noodles

This Southern Pasta dish is simple and easy to make and has been in my family for years.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 bag of wide egg noodles
  • 1 8 ounce block of cream cheese


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. When done drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta liquid.
  2. 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.
  3. Serve along side your favorite meat.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

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Monday 23rd of November 2020

These sound amazing! And easy, too! I accidentally bought an extra cream cheese at the grocery store and it's been sitting in my fridge. Now I know exactly what I'm going to do with it!

Jennifer Sikora

Friday 4th of December 2020

Glad you like them. We do too. Always a favorite and so dang easy to make.

Scott Kurman

Tuesday 7th of June 2016

really good; really simple. i added a can of peas and seasoned generously with freshly ground black pepper. the combination of textures, colors, and flavors was awesome. next time, i'll also add some roasted pimentos or sauteed red bell pepper.


Thursday 18th of February 2016

I made this with Philadelphia Bacon Cream Cheese. Which I don't think existed back in 2009 when you posted this. It's really good!

Jennifer Sikora

Friday 26th of February 2016

Thanks! So glad you liked it.

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