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Rotini with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

Rotini with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil recipe
photo by:kraft
Tomatoes, garlic and basil make this rotini pasta dish a colorful and super-flavorful weeknight dish.
time
prep:
35 min
total:
35 min
servings
total:
4 servings, 1-1/4 cups each
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What You Need

3
cups  rotini pasta, uncooked
2
Tbsp.  olive oil
3
cloves  garlic, minced
1/2
cup  (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) PHILADELPHIA Sundried Tomato and Basil Cream Cheese Spread
3
 tomatoes, chopped
1/4
cup  chopped fresh basil
2
Tbsp.  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

Make It

COOK pasta as directed on package, omitting salt; drain.

HEAT oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 2 min. Add pasta and cream cheese spread; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until cream cheese is melted and pasta is heated through. Stir in tomatoes; cook and stir 2 min. or until heated through.

REMOVE from heat. Add basil; mix lightly. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
Serve with a crisp salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.
Special Extra
Add 1/3 cup OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Bits to pasta mixture along with the tomatoes.
Cooking Know-How
To prevent the pasta sauce from becoming diluted, thoroughly drain the cooked pasta before tossing it with the sauce.
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