Pasta in Sweet Cream Cheese Sauce

Pasta in sweet cream cheese sauce in a pan.

When I made fresh pasta for the first time, I knew I wanted to make a meal that would showcase the beauty of the Homemade Pasta. The first thing that came to my mind to make Pasta in Sweet Cream Cheese Sauce. The recipe was a take on the something that my mom used to make for us when we were kids. She would use fresh farmer’s cheese in place of cream cheese and sometimes add raisins to it too. The pasta wasn’t really “saucy”, it was more of thick creamy consistency since the fresh farmer’s cheese would warm up and became creamy.

With the replacement of cream cheese the sauce becomes smooth, silky and gives you just the perfect bite with each forkful. It is very hard to stop when you’re in front of a bowl of Pasta in Sweet Cream Cheese Sauce. The more you brown the butter, the nuttier the flavor gets. I keep going back and forth between browning it more or less, still can’t decide how I like it more. When you brown it more, but butter grown and speckles the sauce with it. That nuttiness from the browned butter does add a nice depth of flavor though.

Pasta in Sweet Cream Cheese Sauce in a bowl with a fork full of pasta.

Try this Pasta in Sweet Cream Cheese Sauce and let me know what you think in the comments below! I love to hear from you and always get excited when my favorites become yours!

Enjoy!

Up close picture of pasta in sweet cream cheese sauce in a pan.

Pasta in Sweet Cream Cheese Sauce

Ingredients for the Sweet Cream Cheese Sauce 

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cup whole milk
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 lb dry pasta OR one recipe of Homemade Pasta, cooked, al Dante; then, drained

 

How to make Pasta in Sweet Cream Cheese Sauce 

  1. To a pan add 3 Tbsp butter and melt over low-medium heat until slightly brown. Add 8 oz cream cheese and whisk together until the cream cheese is smooth. Next, add 2 cups of whole milk and whisk until the sauce is smooth once again.
  2. Cook it down to thicken, whisking constantly, about 5. minutes.
  3. Add 1/2 cup sugar and 1 Tbsp vanilla extract and whisk one last time.
  4. Now add 1 lb of cooked and drained pasta. Stir to coat. Taste for sweetness and adjust as necessary. Serve immediately.

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Pasta in Sweet Cream Cheese Sauce

Homemade Pasta in Sweet Cream Cheese Sauce
5 from 2 votes

Delicious Pasta in Sweet Cream Cheese Sauce. A simple recipe with a creamy pasta sauce. Sweet twist off your normal pasta recipes. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Ukrainian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cup whole milk
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 lb dry pasta OR one recipe of Homemade Pasta  cooked, AL Dante; then, drained

Instructions

  1. To a pan add 3 Tbsp butter and melt over low-medium heat until slightly brown. Add 8 oz cream cheese and whisk together until the cream cheese is smooth. Next, add 2 cups of whole milk and whisk until the sauce is smooth once again.
  2. Cook it down to thicken, whisking constantly, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add 1/2 cup sugar and 1 Tbsp vanilla extract and whisk one last time.
  4. Now add 1 lb of cooked and drained pasta. Stir to coat. Taste for sweetness and adjust as necessary. Serve immediately.

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  • Luba

    My girls loved the sweet pasta!!!!! Quick and easy recipe .

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  • Carolyn

    In the first recipe, your ingredients call for ONE cup of milk, but in the instructions, you say to add TWO cups of milk. In your second recipe, your ingredients say to use TWO cups of milk, but in the instructions, you say to add ONE cup of milk. Please help! Thank you.

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    • Oh boy lol. It’s 2 cups that are basically cooked down until only about 1 cup is left. I fixed the ingredient list an the recipe instructions. Thanks for catching that!

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  • Luba

    Delicious recipe Marina thank you! The pasta took some time to make but it sure tastes good with the cream cheese sauce, it reminded both my husband and I of something similar that our Mama’s made for us in our childhood

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