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Cheesy Penne with Roasted Peppers

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Got a bumper crop of peppers? They'll taste superb in this cheesy penne pasta dish made with spaghetti sauce and fresh basil.
time
prep:
30 min
total:
1 hr
servings
total:
6 servings, about 1-1/3 cups each

What You Need

1
 each red, green, yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
2-1/2
cups  penne pasta, uncooked
1
jar  (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce
1/2
cup  chopped fresh basil, divided
1
cup  KRAFT Finely Shredded Italian* Five Cheese Blend, divided
1
cup  KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, divided
1/4
cup  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided

Make It

HEAT oven to 450ºF.

SPREAD peppers onto bottom of rimmed baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 20 min. or until tender. Meanwhile, cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt.

REMOVE peppers from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 375ºF. Drain pasta; return to saucepan. Add spaghetti sauce, 1/4 cup basil and peppers; mix lightly.

LAYER half each of the pasta mixture, Italian cheese, mozzarella cheese and Parmesan in 13x9-inch baking dish; repeat layers.

BAKE 25 to 30 min. or until pasta mixture is heated through and top is golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining basil.

* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute
Substitute Italian parsley for the basil.
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