Quick Pasta Carbonara

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The rich flavors of bacon and green peas combine with cheesy, creamy carbonara sauce made without egg to serve with hot, cooked pasta.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • ½ pound medium-size pasta

  • 4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped

  • 4 ounces PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed

  • 1 cup frozen peas

  • ¾ cup milk

  • ½ cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  1. Cook pasta as directed on the package. Drain pasta and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels. Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings in the skillet.

  3. Add cream cheese, peas, milk, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder to reserved drippings. Cook on low heat until cream cheese is melted and mixture is heated through.

  4. Place pasta in a large bowl. Add cream cheese sauce and bacon; mix lightly.

Tips

Keeping it safe: When a dish contains dairy products, such as the cheeses and milk in this recipe, be sure to serve the dish immediately and refrigerate any leftovers promptly.

Substitute: Prepare using Philadelphia Neufchâtel 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
16g Fat
51g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 407
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 458mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 262mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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