Updated Fettuccine Carbonara

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by coconutcream

From the winter 2006 edition of Kraft Food&Family, with a few minor changes to suit my family's tastes.

Top Review by Chris Reynolds

I tried this from the Kraft Food & Family book, and it is excellent! The original recipe calls for the addition of 1 cup of frozen peas, which I did use, and 1/4 cup chopped parsley, which I didn't. I think the peas add color and taste.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces fettuccine, uncooked
  • 14 cup light cream cheese spread
  • 1 12 cups reduced-fat caesar salad dressing (Kraft Light Done Right Classic Caesar Reduced Fat Dressing)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 (6 ounce) package smoked ham, cut into short strips
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta as directed on package.
  2. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese spread, dressing, and flour in small saucepan with wire whisk until well blended.
  3. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until mixture is well blended.
  4. Add ham; cook on medium-low heat 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  5. Drain fettuccine; return to saucepan.
  6. Add sauce mixture; mix lightly.
  7. Cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  8. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

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