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Quick Pasta Carbonara
Quick Pasta Carbonara

Quick Pasta Carbonara

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Cook Minutes 20 Min
Prep : 20 Min
Cream cheese is the shortcut to making this classic Italian sauce. Bacon gives it added flavour. Just 20 minutes to fix makes it a perfect pasta dish for busy nights.
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4 Servings
Original recipe yields 4 Servings
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220 g fettuccine, uncooked
4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
125 g (1/2 of 250-g pkg.) Philadelphia Light Brick Cream Cheese Spread, cubed
1 cup frozen peas
3/4 cup skim milk
1/3 cup Kraft 100% Parmesan Light Grated Cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
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Step 1
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, cook and stir bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 2 Tbsp. drippings from skillet.
Step 2
Add remaining ingredients to reserved drippings in skillet; cook on low heat 3 to 5 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is well blended, stirring frequently.
Step 3
Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add cream cheese sauce and bacon; mix lightly.
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Serving Suggestion
Serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favourite Kraft Calorie-Wise Dressing.
Easy Creamy Tomato Sauce
In addition to adding delicious creaminess to the pasta sauce in this recipe, Philadelphia Light Brick Cream Cheese Spread can be used to make a simple creamy tomato sauce for use in other recipes. Simply stir a few spoonfuls of cream cheese into your favourite pasta sauce before cooking until cream cheese is melted and sauce is heated through. Then, toss with your favourite hot cooked pasta and serve.
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.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 12 g
Saturated fat 6 g
30 %
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 560 mg
23 %
Carbohydrate 50 g
Fibre 3 g
Sugars 8 g
Protein 20 g
Vitamin A
15 %
Vitamin C
10 %
20 %
20 %
4 servings, 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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