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Cream Cheese Pasta

A quick and easy Shell pasta dish in a garlic cream cheese sauce and bacon. Utterly delicious and super versatile!! This small shell pasta dish can be made in less than 30 minutes. With some wine or protein as sides, this makes a tasty lunch or dinner.
Course Main Course, noodles pasta
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 676kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 grams Shell Pasta
  • 6-7 strips Bacon Cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 180 grams Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan
  • pepper as per taste

Instructions

  • Cook pasta as per package instruction. Reserve 1.5 cups of pasta water. Drain pasta.
  • While pasta is cooking, heat a pan. Cook chopped bacon until brown and crispy.
  • Remove crispy bacon using a slotted spoon, keep aside and discard excess fat.
  • To the same pan add butter, once the butter melts, add minced garlic.
  • Cook garlic for 30 seconds until the raw smell is gone and start to change color.
  • Add 1 cup of pasta water, Italian seasoning.
  • Lower heat, add Cream cheese. Mix until well incorporated.
  • Stir in parmesan.
  • Add cooked pasta, bacon, season with pepper. Check salt and add more if required. Toss everything well.
  • If required, add remaining pasta water to adjust the consistency.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 676kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 818mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 975IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 365mg | Iron: 2mg