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Quick Pasta Carbonara

"This Italian classic is ready in only 20 minutes and the addition of PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese adds a rich, satisfying flavor. Perfect for weekend entertaining or a quick, weeknight meal."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 407 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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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

  • Kraft Kitchens Tips
  • 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 g fat; 50.7 g carbohydrates; 19 g protein; 52 mg cholesterol; 467 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was very good. I cook all Italian food, so I used mascarpone cheese in place of cream cheese and pancetta in place of Bacon. The pancetta adds that nice salty, spicy kick. Also asparagus or...

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I made the recipe just as described and it was very sticky and bland. It was certainly missing flavor. I am not good with inventing my own recipes so I have to rely on others to tweak this an...

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This was very good. I cook all Italian food, so I used mascarpone cheese in place of cream cheese and pancetta in place of Bacon. The pancetta adds that nice salty, spicy kick. Also asparagus or...

I really enjoyed this dish it was quick and easy. I can't understand how it came out sticky unless you forgot to add the milk. I don't normally measure the ingredients so i can't justify it tast...

I made the recipe just as described and it was very sticky and bland. It was certainly missing flavor. I am not good with inventing my own recipes so I have to rely on others to tweak this an...

Thought this E-Z dish was a winner. I would even serve it to guests. I doubled the recipe and admit that I used even more bacon. I always have these ingredients on hand, so it is quick to put...

This had a lot of flavor and I will definitely make it again! I used one medium chopped onion instead of the peas. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly.

Oh my. It's 11:30 at night and I had a carb attack. Halved this recipe, left the peas out, and used thin spaghetti, broken in half. Added fresh ground black pepper. Kept the garlic salt near ...

I made this on the spur of the moment from what I had laying around the apartment I share with my coworkers. I didn't have any peas so I threw in some mixed vegetables like broccoli, carrots, an...

This is absolutely delicious!!

AMAZING!!!! I added chicken too the sauce is so good I also added extra bacon.