Cream Cheese and Lox Pasta

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by yooper

A classic bagel topping tossed with pasta?Why not! Taken from Mr. Food's "Easy Cooking" magazine.

Top Review by Alison J.

We will definitely make this again! I used whole wheat rotini, which held the sauce really nicely, and I omitted peas (eww, peas!). I also followed the suggestions given by some other reviewers and increased the parmesan (I probably used 3-4 tbsp for 2 servings) and lox (about 5 oz for the 2 servings). Also, I don't see thenpoint of cooking smoked salmon... I could just use ordinary salmon in that case! So I mixed some in as per the recipe, but garnished with the rest. Spectacular!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, cook pasta according to pakage directions; drain and return it to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine milk, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, black pepper, and onion powder.
  3. Cook over medium-low eat, stirring until cream cheese is melted.
  4. Add peas, reduce heat to low, and stir 4 to 5 minutes, or until sauce is warmed through.
  5. Add salmon and cream cheese sauce to the pasta in the pot.
  6. Cook over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes, or until thoroughly combined and warmed through, stirring frequently.
  7. Serve immediately.

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