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Creamy Bacon Carbonara
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Creamy Bacon Carbonara

15 Min(s)
15 Min(s) Prep
How do you add to the amazingness of a creamy, cheesy pasta sauce? Just add grated Parmesan cheese and crumbled bacon, of course!
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5 servings
Original recipe yields 5 servings
1/2 lb. spaghetti, uncooked
1 Tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
4 slices cooked OSCAR MAYER Bacon, crumbled
1/4 cup flat-leaf fresh parsley
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Let's Make It
1
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
2
Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 3 min. or until tender. Add broth and cream cheese; cook 2 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is well blended.
3
Drain pasta. Add to sauce in skillet along with remaining ingredients; mix lightly.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Size Wise
Serve with a steamed green vegetable, such as broccoli, and glass of fat-free milk.
Tip 2
Substitute
Substitute fresh basil for the parsley.
Tip 3
A Garlic Press Saves Time
A garlic press is a common kitchen tool used to extract both the pulp and juice from fresh garlic by forcing the garlic cloves through small holes in the press. It is a quick and easy way to mince fresh garlic. Garlic presses can be made of materials ranging from strong plastics to stainless steel.
Tip 4
How to Test Cooked Spaghetti
It can be tough to remove a single strand of spaghetti or other long pasta from a big pot of boiling water to test for doneness. Make the task easier by using a small serrated knife. The pasta strand catches on the serrations and lifts right out.
Tip 5
Substitute
When serving adults, substitute dry white wine for the broth if desired.
Nutrition
Calories
330
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
19%
Saturated Fat 7g
35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg
13%
Sodium 380mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates 36g
13%
Dietary Fibers 2g
7%
Sugars 2g
4%
Protein 11g
22%
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
8%
Calcium
10%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
5 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.
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