Pasta Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara - a delicious and flavorful pasta dish that has cream cheese and Parmesan cheese along with bacon and Parsley.

You can never go wrong with pasta!

Am I right?? Pasta recipes are always well received with my family. And in fact, pasta is one of a few dishes that my entire family will eat without any complaints. Because of that, we are always on the look out for delicious pasta dishes. I had seen a recipe for Pasta Carbonara in one of my KRAFT magazines a long time ago and remembered thinking it looked really good. I looked it up a few weeks ago and after seeing that cream cheese and bacon were involved, I knew I had to give it a try.

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You guys know I’m all about simple, yummy dinner ideas and this Spaghetti Carbonara is one of those. It’s a creamy, cheesy spaghetti filled with bacon and other delicious flavors like garlic, Italian seasoning and parsley. I haven’t decided whether I like it better than our regular Spaghetti, but I’m thinking it’s pretty close.

Like I mentioned before, the kids love pasta so you better believe they loved this dish. I may have had to omit the parsley for a few of the kids, but other than that, it was a hit! I will definitely be adding this to the meal rotation because it’s so tasty and so simple.

Pasta Carbonara - a delicious and flavorful pasta dish that has cream cheese and Parmesan cheese along with bacon and Parsley.

Pasta Carbonara:

Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

4 from 2 votes
Pasta Carbonara - a delicious and flavorful pasta dish that has cream cheese and Parmesan cheese along with bacon and Parsley.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Calories 1826 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb spaghetti uncooked
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese divided
  • fresh parsley chopped
  • pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook spaghetti as directed on box. Drain and set aside reserving ½ cup of cooking water.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese, milk and Italian seasoning.
  3. Add garlic to a large skillet, then add bacon, pepper and cream cheese mixture. Cook for a few minutes or until heated through. Add ½ cup reserved Spaghetti water and mix well.
  4. Combine spaghetti to cream cheese mixture. Add most of Parmesan cheese and mix.
  5. Top with reserve Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Serve warm and ENJOY!

Recipe adapted from Kraft.

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Spaghetti Carbonara - a delicious and flavorful pasta dish that has cream cheese and Parmesan cheese along with bacon and Parsley.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Hey – this looks great – I recently had a great spaghetti salad, I was wondering is there a way to turn these great flavors into a salad, without it becoming ‘clumpy’?
    Thanks – Dawn

    1. I haven’t tried these ingredients in a salad. I’ll have to look around and see what I can find or come up with. If you find something, let me know! I’d love to know!

  2. I am making this for the second time tomorrow and wanted to let you know I added both chicken and asparagus the last time and will be doing the same tomorrow – it’s so good!

  3. I just love Spaghetti Carbonara. Lots of garlic is a must!
    Its so easy to make and if you don’t hesitate on using real ingredients, there no better dish!
    I usually eat it at least once every two weeks.
    If its a weekend i usually treat myself with som good red wine to it.