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Spaghetti with Green Sauce

Spaghetti with Green Sauce recipe
photo by:kraft
This fresh green pasta sauce made with cilantro and green peppers is made with on-hand ingredients.
time
prep:
25 min
total:
35 min
servings
total:
8 servings, 1 cup each
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What You Need

1
lb.  spaghetti, uncooked
1/2
cup  KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing, divided
1
small  onion, chopped
1
 green pepper, chopped
2
cloves  garlic, chopped
6
large  romaine lettuce leaves, torn into 2-inch pieces
4
oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
1
cup  fresh cilantro
1-1/2
cups  KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese

Make It

HEAT oven to 350ºF.

COOK spaghetti as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, heat 1/4 cup dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add onions, peppers and garlic; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Add lettuce; cook and stir 2 min. or until wilted. Transfer to blender. Add remaining dressing, cream cheese and cilantro; blend until smooth.

DRAIN spaghetti; place in large bowl. Add sauce; toss to coat. Spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with mozzarella. Cover.

BAKE 10 min. or until spaghetti mixture is heated through and mozzarella is melted.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
Serve with your favorite steamed vegetable and a crisp, mixed green salad to round out the meal.
Food Facts
For a darker sauce, use the outer romaine leaves when preparing this flavorful sauce.
Shortcut
Don't want to turn on the oven? After draining the cooked spaghetti, return it to the pan, then toss with sauce and cheese. Cook and stir 5 min. or until spaghetti mixture is heated through and cheese is melted.
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