Quick Pasta Carbonara Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quick Pasta Carbonara Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Quick Pasta Carbonara

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 18, 2011

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 30, 2011

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.

Apr 04, 2011

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.

Apr 21, 2011

Thought this E-Z dish was a winner. I would even serve it to guests. I doubled the recipe and admit that I used even more bacon. I always have these ingredients on hand, so it is quick to put together without any quick trips to the store.

Apr 13, 2011

This had a lot of flavor and I will definitely make it again! I used one medium chopped onion instead of the peas. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly.

Aug 01, 2011

Oh my. It's 11:30 at night and I had a carb attack. Halved this recipe, left the peas out, and used thin spaghetti, broken in half. Added fresh ground black pepper. Kept the garlic salt near my chair, to add a little as needed. WONDERFUL! Hmmmm, is this why I'm fat???

Apr 04, 2011

I made this on the spur of the moment from what I had laying around the apartment I share with my coworkers. I didn't have any peas so I threw in some mixed vegetables like broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower. It was very quick but the taste was pretty meh... If I make this again I'll definitely tweak the recipe.

Mar 28, 2011

This is absolutely delicious!!


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  • Calories
  • 407 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.7 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 19 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 467 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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