Take just 20 minutes for simply delicious Spaghetti Carbonara. Cream cheese, bacon, onion, Parm and zesty dressing add Italian restaurant-worthy flavor.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1 pkg. (1 lb.) spaghetti, uncooked
8 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
1 onion, finely chopped
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed, softened
1/2 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
3 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
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Let's Make It
Cook spaghetti as directed on package, omitting salt.
Meanwhile, cook and stir bacon and onions in large skillet on medium heat 8 min. or until bacon is crisp and onions are tender. Remove bacon mixture from skillet; drain. Wipe skillet with paper towel.
Drain spaghetti. Immediately add to skillet along with the bacon mixture and all remaining ingredients; toss until cream cheese is completely melted and mixture is well blended.
Keeping it Safe
Carbonara usually has raw eggs added to the hot pasta. We've made this dish safe for the whole family by adding cream cheese to the hot pasta to achieve the same creamy flavor and texture.
Since the pasta needs to be really hot in order to melt the cream cheese, it should be added to the skillet and tossed with the remaining ingredients as directed immediately after draining it.
Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley before serving.
Serve with a crisp mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Dressing.
Use a large pot of water to cook the pasta so it has room to move and won't stick together while cooking.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 46g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
8 servings, 1 cup 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.