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Cheesy & Beefy Tomato Corkscrew Pasta Bake

Cheesy & Beefy Tomato Corkscrew Pasta Bake recipe
photo by:kraft
Curly cavatappi ensures you get saucy deliciousness in every bite of this cheesy, beefy pasta bake. Sprinkle with Parm and prepare to thrill the crowd!
time
prep:
35 min
total:
1 hr
servings
total:
10 servings, 1 cup each
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What You Need

1
pkg.  (16 oz.) cavatappi, uncooked
1
Tbsp.  olive oil
1
 onion, chopped
1
 green pepper, chopped
3
cloves  garlic, minced
3/4
lb.  lean ground beef
1
can  (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
cup  marinara sauce
1/3
cup  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1
tsp.  dried oregano leaves
1/2
tsp.  crushed red pepper
8
oz.  VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Make It

COOK pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.

MEANWHILE, heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add onions, peppers and garlic; cook 5 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Add meat; cook until browned, stirring occasionally. Add diced tomatoes, marinara sauce, 2 Tbsp. Parmesan and seasonings; mix well. Simmer on medium-low heat 10 min., stirring occasionally.

HEAT oven to 350ºF. Drain pasta. Add to meat mixture in skillet; stir to evenly coat. Spoon half the pasta mixture into 3-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; cover with half the VELVEETA. Repeat layers; cover.

BAKE 20 to 25 min. or until heated through, uncovering for the last 10 min. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Variation
Prepare using extra-lean ground beef and 2% Milk VELVEETA.
Substitute
Prepare using lean ground turkey or chicken.
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