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Tangy Bacon Pasta Toss

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Meet your family's new favorite pasta toss, made with peas, green onions and chopped bacon and ready to eat in just 25 minutes.
time
prep:
25 min
total:
25 min
servings
total:
4 servings

What You Need

3
cups  rotini pasta, uncooked
6
slices  OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4
cup  KRAFT Classic Ranch Dressing
2
cups  frozen peas, thawed
1
 green onion, chopped
1/2
cup  KRAFT Finely Shredded Italian* Five Cheese Blend

Make It

COOK pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.

MEANWHILE, cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 1 Tbsp. drippings from skillet. Add dressing, peas and onions; cook and stir 3 to 4 min. on medium heat or until peas are heated through.

DRAIN pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking water. Place pasta in large bowl. Add vegetable mixture and bacon; mix lightly. Gradually stir in reserved pasta water, if needed, until pasta mixture is of desired consistency. Top with cheese.

* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute
Prepare using KRAFT Classic Caesar Dressing.
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