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Main dishes

Cavatappi Pomodoro

Cavatappi Pomodoro recipe
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Garlic and crushed red pepper create mouthwatering flavor in this classic Italian dish that includes bacon. A tasty, simple, better-for-you idea the whole family will love.
25 min
25 min
4 servings, 1-1/2 cups each
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What You Need

cups  cavatappi, uncooked
slices  OSCAR MAYER Bacon
small  onion, chopped
cloves  garlic, minced
cans  (14.5 oz. each) no-salt-added diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, drained
cup  no-salt-added tomato paste
tsp.  crushed red pepper
cup  KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Italian* Three Cheese Blend
cup  chopped fresh basil

Make It

COOK pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet, reserving 1 tsp. drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels.

ADD onions to reserved drippings; cook and stir on medium heat 5 min. Stir in garlic; cook 1 min. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and crushed pepper; simmer 5 to 6 min. or until thickened, stirring occasionally.

DRAIN pasta; return to pan. Crumble bacon. Add to pasta with sauce; toss to coat. Spoon onto platter; top with cheese and basil.

* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Food Facts
Cavatappi is a tubular corkscrew pasta. If unavailable, you can use penne or mostaccioli instead.
Special Extra
For more heat, increase crushed red pepper to 1/4 tsp.
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