Garlic Noodles with Bacon

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Here is a quick and easy way to jazz up leftover pasta. You can use other types of long pasta in the recipe, such as linguine or angel hair pasta.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp. bottled minced garlic
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. dried basil
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 8 oz. cooked spaghetti

Directions

  • Place bacon on a plate lined with a paper towel. Lay two more paper towels over the bacon. Microwave on high heat for 2 minutes, and then for 1 minutes at a time until the bacon is cooked. Remove and chop.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Whisk in the cream cheese. Stir in the garlic. Turn the heat up and add the half-and-half. Add the Parmesan cheese and continue stirring with a whisk until the mixture has thickened. Stir in the oregano, basil, and pepper.
  • Place the pasta in a large bowl. Toss with the sauce.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp. bottled minced garlic
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. dried basil
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 8 oz. cooked spaghetti

Directions

  • Place bacon on a plate lined with a paper towel. Lay two more paper towels over the bacon. Microwave on high heat for 2 minutes, and then for 1 minutes at a time until the bacon is cooked. Remove and chop.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Whisk in the cream cheese. Stir in the garlic. Turn the heat up and add the half-and-half. Add the Parmesan cheese and continue stirring with a whisk until the mixture has thickened. Stir in the oregano, basil, and pepper.
  • Place the pasta in a large bowl. Toss with the sauce.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories350
Total Fat24g
Saturated Fat14g
Cholesterol60mg
Sodium340mg
Total Carbohydrate21g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars3g
Protein12g