Quick Pasta Carbonara

Quick Pasta Carbonara


"This Italian classic is ready in only 20 minutes and the addition of PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese adds a rich, satisfying flavor. Perfect for weekend entertaining or a quick, weeknight meal."

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 407 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 407 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.7g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 19 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 467 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • Prep

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  1. Cook pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile, cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon, reserving 2 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to reserved drippings; cook on low heat until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended and heated through.
  3. Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add cream cheese sauce and bacon; mix lightly.
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  • Kraft Kitchens Tips
  • Keeping it Safe: When a dish contains dairy products, such as the cheeses and milk in this recipe, be sure to serve it immediately and refrigerate any leftovers promptly.
  • Substitute: Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
  • Serving Suggestion: For added color and texture, serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Light Dressing.
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  1. 54 Ratings


This was very good. I cook all Italian food, so I used mascarpone cheese in place of cream cheese and pancetta in place of Bacon. The pancetta adds that nice salty, spicy kick. Also asparagus or green beans switch it up a bit.


I really enjoyed this dish it was quick and easy. I can't understand how it came out sticky unless you forgot to add the milk. I don't normally measure the ingredients so i can't justify it tasting bland. If it is bland add more parmesian or garlic powder. I also didn't add the peas because my husband doesn't care for them. Overall, we enjoyed.


I made the recipe just as described and it was very sticky and bland. It was certainly missing flavor. I am not good with inventing my own recipes so I have to rely on others to tweak this and make it better. As is, I would not make it again.