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Smart-Choice Parmesan Italian Pasta Bake
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Smart-Choice Parmesan Italian Pasta Bake

50 Minutes
30 Min Prep
50 Min Cook
With fresh veggies, pizza sauce and lots of cheese, this hearty Italian pasta bake with a layer of melty Parmesan is destined to be a new family favorite.
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6 servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1-1/2 cups whole grain pasta, uncooked
1 lb. extra-lean ground beef
1 large carrot, shredded (about 1 cup)
1 large zucchini, shredded
1 red pepper, chopped
1 cup CLASSICO Traditional Pizza Sauce
1/2 lb. (8 oz.) 2% Milk VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup KRAFT Reduced Fat Parmesan Style Grated Topping
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 350ºF.
2
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, brown meat in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat; drain. Return meat to skillet. Stir in vegetables and sauce; cook 5 min. or until vegetables are tender.
3
Drain pasta. Add to meat mixture along with the 2% Milk VELVEETA; mix well.
4
Spoon into 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; sprinkle with grated topping.
5
Bake 15 to 20 min. or until heated through.
Kitchen Tips
Small Changes Add Up
Small ingredient substitutions, such as whole grain pasta, extra-lean ground beef, 2% Milk VELVEETA and KRAFT Reduced Fat Parmesan Style Grated Topping, result in a savings of 40 calories and 6g of total fat, including 3g of sat fat, per serving when compared to a traditional recipe.
Substitute
Substitute yellow squash for zucchini.
Nutrition
Calories
350
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
14%
Saturated Fat 6g
30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 75mg
25%
Sodium 980mg
43%
Total Carbohydrates 31g
11%
Dietary Fibers 4g
14%
Sugars 8g
16%
Protein 31g
62%
Vitamin A
80%
Vitamin C
35%
Calcium
35%
Iron
20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
6 servings, 1-1/2 cups each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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