BACON BOW TIE PASTA
1/2 (16-oz) package bow tie pasta
1/2 lb bacon
1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softeneed
1-1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Keep warm.
Cook bacon according to package directions; drain well, and crumble.
Beat cream cheese, butter and Italian seasoning in a medium-size microwave-safe bowl at low speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add milk, beating until mixture is smooth.
Microwave cream cheese mixture at HIGH 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated, whisking every 30 seconds. Pour cream cheese mixture over warm pasta, tossing to coat. Top with crumbled bacon and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese.
*recipe taken from Southern Living's 2007 Annual Recipes