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Creamy Pesto Baked Ziti

Creamy Pesto Baked Ziti recipe
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This was delish! I do think it would be even better with hamburger not turkey sausage. I also did not have the cooking crème on hand so I used 8 oz. of cream cheese. I also...read more
posted by
SCLAWSON1975
on 3/26/2013
time
prep:
20 min
total:
40 min
servings
total:
8 servings, 1-1/2 cups each
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What You Need

1
pkg.  (16 oz.) ziti pasta
1
Tbsp.  olive oil
3/4
lb.  Italian turkey sausage (about 3 links), casings removed
1
 onion, chopped
3
cloves  garlic, chopped
1
can  (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes, undrained
1/3
cup  pesto
1
tub  (10 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Original Cooking Creme
1
bag  (5 oz.) baby spinach leaves
1
pkg.  (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA, divided
1/2
cup  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

Make It

HEAT oven to 375ºF.

BRING large pot of water to boil over high heat. Add ziti and cook until al dente.

MEANWHILE, heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook until browned, using the back of a wooden spoon to break up sausage. Add onion and garlic and saute until tender. Stir in tomatoes and pesto. Simmer 10 min. Stir in cooking creme.

DRAIN pasta; return to pot. Add spinach, meat sauce and 1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese and stir to combine. Spoon into 3-qt. baking dish. Top with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella and Parmesan.

BAKE until completely heated through and golden on top, about 20 min.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
Serve with a cold glass of prepared CRYSTAL LIGHT Peach Tea.
Make Ahead
Prepare the sauce the night before so all you need to do is cook the pasta, assemble and bake off the morning of the game.
Substitute
Prepare using KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese.
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