I didn't even taste a hint of cream cheese and the sauce turned out smooth and creamy and cheesy!! Thumb Up Helpful (4584)Rating: 5 stars I used light cream cheese and skim milk and it was still excellent. I am generally a traditionalist, but the addition of cream cheese is pure genious. It tastes too much like a cream cheese sauce, not alfredo. I was surprised that you can not taste the cream cheese at all; very "authentic" texture & flavor!!