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Easy Pasta Carbonara Recipe

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½ of a 12-oz pkg. uncooked turkey bacon
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced or crushed
½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1 pkg. uncooked bow-tie pasta
1 carton (32 oz) unsalted chicken stock
1 can (12 oz) fat-free evaporated milk
1 oz fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
4 oz reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
1½ cups frozen peas, thawed

Stack bacon and cut in half lengthwise. Cut crosswise.

Cook bacon in 11 or 12-in. Skillet over medium heat 4-5 minutes or until browned.

Add onion, garlic, and pepper flakes to Skillet. Cook another 3-4 minutes or until onion is tender.

Add pasta, stock, and evaporated milk. Cover and bring to a simmer. (Do not boil.) Simmer 12-14 minutes or until pasta is still a little firm, stirring occasionally.

Remove Skillet from heat. Stir in cream cheese, peas, and Parmesan.

Let stand, covered, 5 minutes or until sauce is thick and creamy.




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