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Creamy Tortellini Carbonara

Rated as 4.14 out of 5 Stars

"Creamy and quick--a new weeknight classic."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 583 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (8 cups)

Directions

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  1. Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  2. Meanwhile, cook cream cheese spread and milk in large skillet 3 to 5 min. or until cream cheese is melted and sauce is well blended, stirring constantly. Add ham and peas; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until heated through.
  3. Drain pasta. Add to sauce; mix lightly. Top with cheese.

Footnotes

  • Leftovers? Cool, then refrigerate any leftovers. Stir in small amount of milk before reheating in microwave just before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 583 calories; 20.5 g fat; 67.4 g carbohydrates; 32.2 g protein; 104 mg cholesterol; 1361 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Here are the US measurements for this recipe for those who would like to try it: 1 lb (454 g) refrigerated tortellini, 8 oz pkg (250 g) Philadelphia cream cheese, 6 oz (175 g) ham ... the rest s...

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just another carbanara

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Here are the US measurements for this recipe for those who would like to try it: 1 lb (454 g) refrigerated tortellini, 8 oz pkg (250 g) Philadelphia cream cheese, 6 oz (175 g) ham ... the rest s...

Pretty good! I did however, use the new Philly Cooking Creme (Italian Cheese and Herb), because I couldn't find the herb & garlic cc. Also subbed crumbled bacon for ham and halved the peas. ...

Half the garlic and herb cream cheese recipie from this sit works well with this, just cut back on the garlic as one clove is a little overwhelming

If you are expecting Carbonara it is 2 stars. If you just eat this untitled, it is pretty good. I didn't use Peas due to no one likes them.

just another carbanara

This was really good! Thanks for the recipe. Next time I'm going to cook my peas before I add them to my sauce. Also I used two bags of tortellini and didn't double the sauce and there was st...

Dear Hubby made this and while we were thoroughly pleased (ME especially since I got a day off from cooking) The only thing I'd change about this recipe is the amount of peas.. 2 cups is an ove...

Good, but quite heavy. Serve light, healthy sides to balance it out. I wouldn't do bread with it, like I did tonight. Too heavy. veggies, fruit, or light salad.

i made this using stuff i had hanging out in the fridge. i prefer to use fettucini (not to big on tortellini), it was delicious, but just a little to creamy for me .. but that was easily fixed b...