Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cheesy Pasta Bake

I have new recipes sent to me automatically from Kraft.  I love Kraft Foods.  The big Kraft Foods factory where many of their items are made was located not far from my old home in Champaign IL.

I will be trying this soon.  For now I am sharing this Kraft recipe with you all.

What You Need

4 cups penne pasta, uncooked

1 lb. lean ground beef

2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms

1 onion, chopped

1 jar (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce

3 Tbsp. OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Bits

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

1-1/3 cups KRAFT Shredded Triple Cheddar Cheese with a Touch of PHILADELPHIA

Make It

HEAT oven 375°F.

COOK pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.

MEANWHILE, brown ground beef with vegetables in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray. Add sauce, bacon and seasoning; mix well. Simmer on medium-low heat 10 min. or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.

DRAIN pasta. Add to sauce; mix well. Pour into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with cheese.

BAKE 25 to 30 min. or until heated through.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Make Ahead

Casserole can be assembled ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, bake, uncovered, as directed.


Prepare using KRAFT Finely Shredded Triple Cheddar Cheese.


Prepare using OSCAR MAYER Bacon Pieces or chopped OSCAR MAYER Fully Cooked Bacon.