Quick Pasta Carbonara Recipe

  • 1/2 pound medium-size pasta
  • 4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped
  • 4 ounces PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  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.