Creamy Bow Tie Pasta with bacon is simple comfort food that is easy to customize with grilled chicken, veggies, or delicious as is. With only seven ingredients and 30 minutes, you can have a family favorite on the table.
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook the pasta until tender. Drain and set aside, keeping warm.
Cook the bacon using your preferred method until crisp and then crumble.
Add the softened cream cheese, butter, and Italian seasoning to a medium microwave-safe bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until smooth. While beating on low, stream in the milk until fully combined and smooth.
Microwave the cream cheese mixture for 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until thoroughly heated.
Pour the cream cheese mixture over the pasta and toss to coat. Top with shredded Parmesan and crumbled bacon.
If you're after a lightened up version, you can use turkey bacon, low-fat cream cheese, and skim milk. Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 4 days.