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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.
30 min
1 hr
6 servings, about 1-1/3 cups each

What You Need

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