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Creamy Basil & Tomato Pasta

Creamy Basil & Tomato Pasta recipe
photo by:kraft
Combine fresh tomatoes and fragrant, fresh basil with vinaigrette and cream cheese to feel like you're in an Italian café.
time
prep:
20 min
total:
1 hr
servings
total:
8 servings, 1 cup each
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What You Need

6
 tomatoes, chopped (about 3 cups)
1
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
1/2
cup  chopped fresh basil
1/4
cup  KRAFT Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette Dressing
1
lb.  linguine, uncooked
1/2
cup  pine nuts, toasted

Make It

COMBINE first 4 ingredients. Let stand 30 min.

COOK pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt; drain. Place in large bowl.

ADD tomato mixture and pine nuts; mix lightly.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
Enjoy this creamy dish with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.
Special Extra
Add 1 lb. cooked cleaned shrimp to the drained cooked pasta along with the tomato mixture and pine nuts.
Purchasing Fresh Tomatoes
Ripe tomatoes should be firm and free of any soft spots, bruises or signs of mold. They should have bright shiny skins, feel heavy for their size and boast a lovely fresh tomato fragrance.
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