Pesto Carbonara

(0 Ratings)
Recipe Yield: 3 Servings


  • 2 tablespoons margarine, butter or spread with no trans fat
  • package (6.2 ounces) PASTA RONIĀ® Shells & White Cheddar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto or 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 6 slices crisply cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts or chopped walnuts

Preparation Steps

  1. In 3-quart saucepan, combine 2 cups water and margarine. Bring just to a boil. Stir in pasta. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered 12 to 14 minutes or until most of water is absorbed, stirring frequently.
  2. Add milk, pesto and contents of seasoning packet; stir well. Continue to boil 3 to 4 minutes or until pasta is desired tenderness, stirring frequently. Stir in bacon and pine nuts before serving.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 570, Calories from Fat 342, Total Fat 38g, Saturated Fat 8g, Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 1100mg, Total Carbohydrate 43g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Protein 20g, Vitamin A IU, Vitamin C mg, Calcium mg, Iron mg, Vitamin E mg, Folic Acid mcg