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Quick Pasta Carbonara

Rated as 4.37 out of 5 Stars
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"The rich flavors of bacon and green peas combine with a cheesy, creamy sauce to serve with hot, cooked pasta."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 407
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 (1-1/4 cup) servings)

Directions

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  1. Cook pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile, cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon, reserving 2 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to reserved drippings; cook on low heat until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended and heated through.
  3. Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add cream cheese sauce and bacon; mix lightly.

Footnotes

  • Keeping It Safe: When a dish contains dairy products, such as the cheeses and milk in this recipe, be sure to serve it immediately and refrigerate any leftovers promptly.
  • Substitute: Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
  • Serving Suggestion: For added color and texture, serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Light Dressing.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 407 calories; 15.8 50.9 19 52 458 Full nutrition

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After eating TGIF's frozen Creamy Chicken Carbonara I knew I had to get a recipe like this. THANKS 1,000,000 for this EASY recipe without eggs! I used PENNE PASTA, heavy cream instead of milk an...

Most helpful critical review

Very quick and easy just not that much flavor nor was it very creamy. Next time, if there is a next time for this one, I'll add heavy whipping cream, more parmesan and some garlic salt.

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After eating TGIF's frozen Creamy Chicken Carbonara I knew I had to get a recipe like this. THANKS 1,000,000 for this EASY recipe without eggs! I used PENNE PASTA, heavy cream instead of milk an...

Very easy and very good! I substituted fresh garlic and browned it a little before starting step two. I also added shrimp and asparagus! Yummy!

Very quick and easy just not that much flavor nor was it very creamy. Next time, if there is a next time for this one, I'll add heavy whipping cream, more parmesan and some garlic salt.

Delicious! I doubled the recipe, and used extra bacon. My bacon was already pre-cooked/crumbled, so I just used butter instead of bacon grease. I followed some other reviews and sauteed onion an...

Very easy recipe. What I did is instead of using garlic powder I sauted real garlic in the bacon grease & everything else the same. The sauce was thick & i'm guessing its cause it's cheese sauce...

We loved this!!! I sauted some garlic in the bacon grease before adding everything else and used a little garlic salt after everything was mixed together!

As someone who LOVES carbonara I'm always looking for a easier, less fat method of making it. I thought that this was great! Very easy!! I've made it 2 ways, once following the recipe as stated ...

Never made this dish before, it was easy and very tasty. I used turkey bacon, fresh garlic and neufchatel cheese in place of cream cheese. Added fresh black pepper and red pepper flakes for a bi...

This is wonderful and very easy. I doubled the recipe using a pound of pasta. I actually tripled the parmesan to 1 1/2 cups. I didn't drain the bacon grease, my bacon was lean so I left it all. ...