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Easy Italian Pasta Casserole

Easy Italian Pasta Bake recipe
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We call this pasta casserole "Italian," because it's cheesy with Parmesan and Mozzarella. And "easy" because it takes just 20 minutes to prepare.
time
prep:
20 min
total:
40 min
servings
total:
6 servings, 1-1/3 cups each
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What You Need

1
lb.  extra-lean ground beef
3
cups  whole wheat penne pasta, cooked
1
jar  (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce
1/3
cup  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1-1/2
cups  KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Make It

HEAT oven to 375°F.

BROWN meat in large skillet; drain. Add pasta, sauce and half the Parmesan; mix well.

SPOON into 13x9-inch baking dish; top with remaining cheeses.

BAKE 20 min. or until heated through.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Variation
Substitute 2 cups frozen BOCA Ground Crumbles for the ground beef. There's no need to brown or thaw the crumbles in skillet. Simply combine with the pasta, sauce and Parmesan, spoon into baking dish and bake as directed.
Substitute
Substitute 1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen LOUIS RICH Pure Ground Turkey, thawed, or 1 lb. Italian sausage for the ground beef.
Special Extra
Brown meat with 1 tsp. Italian seasoning and 3 minced garlic cloves.
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