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Quick Pasta Carbonara

Makes: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 1/4cup
Prep 20 mins
Quick Pasta Carbonara
  • 1/2  pound  medium-size pasta
  • 4  slices  OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped
  • 4  (1/2 8 oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
  • 1  cup  frozen peas
  • 3/4  cup  milk
  • 1/2  cup  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2  teaspoon  garlic powder

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.

From the Test KitchenKeeping 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.
  • 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.
  • Prepare using drained canned peas.
Nutrition Facts (Quick Pasta Carbonara)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 520,
  • Fat, total (g) 25,
  • chol. (mg) 70,
  • sat. fat (g) 13,
  • carb. (g) 51,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 7,
  • pro. (g) 21,
  • vit. A (RE) 258,
  • vit. C (mg) 6,
  • sodium (mg) 600,
  • calcium (mg) 303,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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