Quick and Creamy Pasta Carbonara

Quick and Creamy Pasta Carbonara

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Big Daddy Cooks 3

"This rich pasta toss is great for everyday dinners or special occasions. I can come home from work and throw this dish together in a half hour."

Ingredients 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 778 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 778 kcal
  • 39%
  • Fat:
  • 55.5 g
  • 85%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.7g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 25.3 g
  • 51%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 156 mg
  • 52%
  • Sodium:
  • 975 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook rigatoni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 13 minutes. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon, leaving drippings in pan; set bacon aside.
  3. Cook and stir garlic in the remaining bacon grease over medium heat. Add milk, cream cheese, and butter to skillet; stir until smooth. Stir Parmesan cheese, peas, ham, and bacon into cream cheese mixture; cook until peas are heated through, about 5 minutes more. Mix pasta into sauce to serve.
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Jayelle
9/2/2012

Made this the other night...can't stop thinking about it. Ten stars. Followed exactly. This stuff is no joke. Will probably have to make it again in a couple days:)

Sarah Jo
11/19/2012

This was a last minute dinner attempt after my original dinner tanked. VERY simple which I appreciated. I did not have ham or peas, what I did was throw in a good amount steamed broccoli. I also added a good amount fresh ground pepper. I sprinkled fresh parmesan over each portion before serving. The boys and I inhaled this. VERY good.

emma3308
9/5/2012

Delicious but it does take a long time. I also added pepper to taste