Rating: 3.5 stars
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This easy, heart-warming pasta recipe has minimal ingredients and maximum flavor. Enjoy it for dinner tonight.

Gail Carter, Irmo, South Carolina
Recipe by Southern Living April 2007

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Keep warm.

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  • Cook bacon according to package directions; drain well, and crumble.

  • Beat cream cheese, butter, and Italian seasoning in a medium-size microwave-safe bowl at low speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add milk, beating until mixture is smooth.

  • Microwave cream cheese mixture at HIGH 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated, whisking every 30 seconds. Pour cream cheese mixture over warm pasta, tossing to coat. Top with crumbled bacon and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese.

  • Lightened Bacon Bow Tie Pasta: Substitute reduced-fat or turkey bacon, 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, and 2% reduced-fat milk. Proceed as directed.

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