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PHILADELPHIA Quick Pasta Carbonara

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4 servings, 1-1/4 cups each

Cream cheese is the shortcut to making this classic Italian sauce. Bacon gives it added flavor. Just 20 minutes to fix makes it a perfect dish for busy nights.

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  • 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.
  • Add remaining ingredients to reserved drippings; cook on low heat 3 to 5 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently.
  • Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add cream cheese sauce and bacon; mix lightly.

Healthy Living

Save 90 calories and 11g of fat, including 4g of sat fat, per serving by using a nonstick skillet, omitting the bacon drippings, and preparing the recipe with PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese and fat-free milk.

Easy Creamy Tomato Sauce

In addition to adding delicious creaminess to the pasta sauce in this recipe, PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese can be used to make a simple creamy tomato sauce for use in other recipes. Simply stir a couple ounces of cream cheese into your favorite marinara sauce before cooking until cream cheese is melted and sauce is heated through. Then, toss with your favorite hot cooked pasta and serve.


Prepare using your favorite pasta.


  • 4 servings, 1-1/4 cups each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 1-1/4 cups each
Calories 490
% Daily Value
Total fat 24g
Saturated fat 11g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 490mg
Carbohydrate 51g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 7g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A 25 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* 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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  • mjlouk |

    It was okay but not the best pasta carbonara recipe I've ever made. I didn't think it re-heated very well. It tested good but not great.

  • dmn_mn |

    This was delish! I did make 2 changes...I added more bacon (I couldn't help myself) & I used fresh garlic. It was really good!

  • dbmason04 |

    I love pasta carbonara...made this for the fam and they love it! Well, except for my 9yo, but he doesn't like much:-) Great reciepe, Thanks!