Fix the perfect dish for busy nights: our PHILADELPHIA Quick Pasta Carbonara. Cream cheese makes the classic Italian carbonara sauce a cinch.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
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
1/3 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
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Let's 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 completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently.
Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add cream cheese sauce and bacon; mix lightly.
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.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g
Saturated Fat 11g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 51g
Dietary Fibers 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
4 servings, 1-1/4 cups 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.