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Quick Pasta Carbonara

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4 servings, 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) each

Cream cheese is the shortcut to making this classic Italian sauce. Bacon gives it added flavour. Just 20 minutes to fix makes it a perfect pasta dish for busy nights.

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  • Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, cook and stir bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 2 Tbsp. drippings from skillet.
  • Add remaining ingredients to reserved drippings in skillet; cook on low heat 3 to 5 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is well blended, stirring frequently.
  • Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add cream cheese sauce and bacon; mix lightly.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favourite Kraft Calorie-Wise Dressing.

Easy Creamy Tomato Sauce

In addition to adding delicious creaminess to the pasta sauce in this recipe, Philadelphia Light Brick Cream Cheese Spread can be used to make a simple creamy tomato sauce for use in other recipes. Simply stir a few spoonfuls of cream cheese into your favourite pasta sauce before cooking until cream cheese is melted and sauce is heated through. Then, toss with your favourite hot cooked pasta and serve.

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.


  • 4 servings, 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) each
Calories 390
% Daily Value
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 560mg
Carbohydrate 50g
Dietary fibre 3g
Sugars 8g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* 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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