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Creamy Spinach Penne

Creamy Spinach Penne recipe
photo by:kraft
A vibrant sauce made with spinach and roasted peppers gets its creaminess from cottage cheese in this better-for-you option.
time
prep:
15 min
total:
27 min
servings
total:
6 servings
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What You Need

3/4
lb.  fresh spinach leaves, stemmed
4
cups  penne pasta, uncooked
1
clove  garlic
1
cup  BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN 2% Milkfat Low Fat Cottage Cheese
1/4
cup  milk
1/4
cup  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1
tsp.  dried basil leaves, crushed
1/2
tsp.  salt
1/4
tsp.  black pepper
1
jar  (12 oz.) roasted red peppers, drained, chopped

Make It

ADD spinach to large pot of boiling water; cook 1 min. Remove spinach with slotted spoon, reserving water in pot for cooking pasta. Rinse spinach with cold water; drain well. Chop spinach; set aside.

RETURN water to boil. Add pasta; cook 10 min. or just until tender. Meanwhile, blend garlic in blender until minced. Add spinach, cottage cheese and milk to blender; blend until smooth. Blend in Parmesan and seasonings.

DRAIN pasta; place in large bowl. Add spinach mixture and red peppers; mix lightly.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Make it Easy
Use pre-washed bagged spinach for easy prep.
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