- COOK pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile, cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon, reserving 2 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels.
- ADD remaining ingredients to reserved drippings; cook on low heat until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended and heated through.
- DRAIN pasta; place in large bowl. Add cream cheese sauce and bacon; mix lightly.
Kraft Kitchens tips:
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
For added color and texture, serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Light Dressing.
Prepare using your favorite pasta.