Thursday, May 10, 2012

Easy Shrimp Carbornara

Ok folks, two things. 1. Wow. I'm a bad blogger. I've totally neglected this little guy for a month. My bad. Life has just been bananas. 2. I suck at cooking.

With that being said, I made dinner the other night for the hubs. He LOVES carbornara, or however the heck you spell it. So I found a delish recipe that even I could make (so you know it's easy!!) that I had to share!

What You Need

1/2 lb. fettuccine
4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
1 cup frozen peas
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Make It

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.
ADD remaining ingredients to reserved drippings; cook on low heat until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended and heated through.
DRAIN pasta; place in large bowl. Add cream cheese sauce and bacon; mix lightly.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

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.
Prepare using your favorite pasta
My substitutions/additions:
I added shrimp. My husband NEEDS meat. Some sort of meat is a necessity for him. One would think the bacon would be enough, but no. Anyway, since I don't eat anything but seafood, shrimp seemed like it would work. Viola.
We added more garlic. We love garlic in my household, so we added minced garlic, rather than garlic powder. That was yummy.
Since we added the shrimp, I used more cream cheese. I just used a whole pack, rather than half. It was perfect.
And that's it. Quick, easy, divine.
Happy eating!

1 comment:

  1. I wish my hubs liked cream cheese! This sounds amazing and love your addition of shrimp. MMM