Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara

"This rich pasta toss from Cathy Lorenzini is great for everyday dinners or special occasions. 'I can come home from work and throw this dish together in a half hour,' says the St. Charles, Missouri cook. 'Wherever I take it, I'm constantly asked for the recipe.'"
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20 m servings
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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels. In the drippings, saute garlic until tender. Add the milk, cream cheese and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and bacon; heat through. Drain pasta; toss with sauce.

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Mmmmmm and super easy to make! I did cut the butter down to a 1/4 cup and after I stirred the pasta into the sauce it thickened up quite a bit. Next time I might add another 1/4 cup of milk to...

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Maybe it is just my family's taste buds- but I thought the recipe was bland and a little to greasy as I followed it exactly.

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Mmmmmm and super easy to make! I did cut the butter down to a 1/4 cup and after I stirred the pasta into the sauce it thickened up quite a bit. Next time I might add another 1/4 cup of milk to...

I add chicked and portabella mushrooms to mine. I grill the chicken first and sautee the mushrooms with the garlic. I have gotten rave reviews. Also, I drain the bacon grease into a cup and a...

We've been taste testing carbonara recipes, but have stopped now because we LOVE this one. Although not a traditional carbonara with eggs, it's delicious. The changes we made to be sure it was...

Very good, I added chicken to mine and next time I think I will add a veggie as well. My only complaint is that I thought it was a little greasy, I may drain more of the bacon grease next time. ...

Used 1/4 c butter, 1/2 bar of the reduced fat cream cheese, used 6 strips of turkey bacon, 1/4 c Parmesan cheese and 1% milk. Serve with Tyson chicken strips. Sauce makes 9 - 1 1/4 c servings at...

This is the best recipe. Not only is it easy, but I always have these ingredients on hand. I would recommend this to everyone. I add mushrooms, broccoli and other veggies. Chicken goes well ...

This recipe was very easy to make and my husband LOVED it. I love pasta and I thought it would be tasty with the cream cheese, but I didn't care for it and my kids wouldn't eat it (they are big...

This was very good pasta! I used herb and garlic cream cheese, and this combined with the bacon flavour was very tasty. I have tried cream cheese pasta sauces before without being too happy wi...

Very tasty. Very easy. Easy to modify. Add veggies, meats, alternate cheeses other than the Parmesan. Handy recipe to know.

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