Easy Bacon Cream Cheese Fettuccine Alfredo
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Serves: 8
 
Try this indulgent cream cheese Alfredo sauce that is packed with delicious with crispy bacon and frozen peas for a hearty satisfying meal.
Ingredients
  • 8oz Philadelphia Neufchatel Cream cheese
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1½ - 2 tsp garlic powder
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 16 oz Fettuccine noodles
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
Instructions
  1. Cook noodles al dente, according to package instructions. Add peas to boiling pasta during the last minute of cook time. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in dutch oven, melt butter over med-high heat. Add softened cream cheese and whisk until smooth.
  3. Slowly add milk, while continuing to whisk until lumps are gone. Add Parmesan, garlic powder and pepper. Stir until sauce is desired consistency.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Add hot noodles, peas ½ the parsley and bacon to cream cheese mixture. Toss until noodles are evenly coated.
  6. Pour into serving bowl and garnish top with remaining parsley.
Notes
• If sauce is too thick, stir in a bit more milk before adding noodles.
• The recipe can be halved for a family of 4, we had a ton of leftovers!
• Adapted from Kraft.
Recipe by A Hen's Nest - NW PA Single Woman Mom Blog at http://ahensnest.com/2013/08/fettuccine-bacon-cream-cheese-alfredo-sauce.html