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PHILADELPHIA Quick Pasta Carbonara

PHILADELPHIA Quick Pasta Carbonara recipe
photo by:kraft
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.
time
prep:
20 min
total:
20 min
servings
total:
4 servings, 1-1/4 cups each
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What You Need

1/2
lb.  fettuccine, uncooked
4
slices  OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
4
oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
1
cup  frozen peas
3/4
cup  milk
1/2
cup  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2
tsp.  garlic powder

Make It

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 melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently.

DRAIN pasta; place in large bowl. Add cream cheese sauce and bacon; mix lightly.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

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.
Substitute
Prepare using drained canned peas.
Substitute
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
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